Life to a Whole New Level and ENCOUNTER GOD
– Father Michael Denk
Life to a Whole
New Level and
– Father Michael Denk

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Experience God For Real

Are you ready to take your prayer life to a completely new level? With Fr. Michael's guidance, the following Apps provide the ultimate prayer experience.

Pray40Days App

Are you ready to grow in your prayer life? To experience God like never before?

Pray 40 Days & change your life forever. By signing-up for FREE, you will receive updates about the program, with information as to how you can participate as well as exclusive daily content for the duration of the program.

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EXAMEN Prayer App

St. Ignatius said that the most important prayer, the one should never be omitted from daily prayer, is the Examen Prayer.

The ingeniousness of this app is that it will remind you to pray the Examen daily and walk you through the steps, allowing you to reflect on and make changes in your life that will bring you closer to God.

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Praying With Mass

Do you want to get more out of mass?

To experience Mass the way it was intended?

The Praying with Mass Video Program will teach you how to experience Mass in a way that you’ve probably never though possible, to help you to experience God every time you got to mass.

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Fr. Michael was ordained into priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 12, 2007. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a specialization in video and audio production, from Cleveland State University in 2001.

Fr. Michael is dedicated to helping others encounter Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, preaching, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual direction, and prayer. He is devoted to the poor, especially in Africa and El Salvador where he has led several mission trips. Through the Global Fellows program, he has visited Madagascar and Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services.

With a focus in communications, Fr. Michael incorporates new media into his ministries. He not only came up with the concept, but was a chief architect in the development of, a mobile application called The “EXAMEN” App, which assists people to connect with God throughout their day. Besides creating content produced and distributed through The Prodigal Father Productions, Fr. Michael has authored articles published in various Catholic magazines.

Pray40Days set my prayer life on fire! I actually met Jesus and had conversations with Him!

- Marlene

Pray40Days was exactly what I needed to excel and advance my prayer life and nothing to date has helped me as much.

- Dan

While doing Pray40Days my husband and I could actually feel God in our home that very moment!

- Georgia


How To Survive Temptation

Think about the Lenten resolutions that you have made. We are all called as a church to focus on three aspects. To increase our prayer, to fast and to alms give.

We are called to do all three. A lot of times as Catholics we only tend to focus on one: giving something up.

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The Examen Prayer: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

St. Ignatius said that above all prayer, the most important prayer that we could pray every day is the Examen Prayer!

He said that if we were to ever drop any prayer time from our day, because of busyness or tiredness, this should be the last one to be dropped.

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Praying with Msgr. John Esseff

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, PA. He was ordained on May 30, 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton.

Msgr. Esseff has served as a retreat director and confessor to St. Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity.

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Pilgrimage to the


11 Days, May 31-June 10, 2019

with Fr. Michael J. Denk

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