Men's Retreat 2023
February 3, 2023 - February 5, 2023
Join men from across the Dioceses of Maryland and Washington for a weekend of music, fellowship, recreation, and worship. One of Claggett's longest-running retreats, find community and deepen your faith this winter.
Speaker: The Rev. Matt Humm
Raised in the jungle wilds of the Akron suburbs in Ohio, Matt, whose first name is Richard, uses his middle name because his father (also Richard), wanted Matt to be his own person. Raised a confessing blue-collar Midwesterner, he came to faith in high school—an introspective result of martial arts training.
Ordained 2009, Matt has served four churches, and three dioceses. He is committed to listening, prayerful discernment with others, and staying grounded in difficult times. As an insufferable English Major, Matt gets a kick out of writers like Thomas Merton and Richard Rohr. He also once thought about starting a Karl Rahner fan club, and is still contemplating a tattoo of St. Brigid boxing the Devil. He respects the wisdom of cartoons and childhood, honors the discipline of playtime—holds his religion lightly, but not superficially. He strives to live into the words of Miyamoto Musashi to “think lightly of [him]self, and deeply of the world.” Potentially a decent Buddhist, Matt instead finds himself deeply in love with Jesus and the Church.
Matt has been married to his friend and partner Charity for 20+ years, and it’s been really fun. Charity is also a cleric in the Episcopal Church. They have three boys whom they love fiercely: Tristan (who is called Alex), Gareth, and Galahad. They live with a very nice Border Collie, called Finn, in St. Leonard, Maryland. Matt serves as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick. Matt remains passionate about Martial Arts
(particularly Muay Thai), reading, writing, storytelling and sandwiches.
Click here to see a full schedule for the weekend.
Prices vary depending on the housing option you select. Click the link below for details. A minimum $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your registration space in the program.