What is Ecclesia Domestica?

Ecclesia Domestica is a group of men — clergy and laity — dedicated to calling Catholic men to a real awakening, to a realization of what we have in the Church. That vision starts within. So we invite men to stand up in our faith, to recapture the lapsed sense of brotherly spiritual leadership in our personal and prayer lives, our marriages, our families, our parishes, our workplaces, and our communities.

Fully committed to the magisterial authority of the Church, we use a core team of guys which includes two priests and six laymen to steer our organization. Our primary activity is arranging and conducting prayerfully considered retreats for Catholic men.

Men’s Retreat, Hankinson, ND

When Good Men Do Nothing vs. The Intentional Catholic Man

Kevin Olson, Ecclesia Domestica with Bishop Folda
Provincial Sister Donna Welder presenting Bishop Folda a gift from the Sisters of St. Francis
Kevin Dockendorf, Sister Susan Marie (who was asked to share from the heart of a woman) and Kevin Olson
Kevin Dockendorf and Kevin Olson sharing the ministry of Ecclesia Domestica

St. Francis Retreat Center Winter Wonderland

Enjoying God’s February beauty. Regardless of how cold it is or how strong the wind may be blowing the prairies of North Dakota shine in absolute stunning glory that only God can create.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”

Sundogs February 1, 2022
Outdoor Stations of the Cross
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
St. Francis Retreat Center