Fishing retreats hook men into taking time to pray, experience God in nature

A few years ago Minnesota pastor Father LeRoy Scheierl came up with his idea for a fishing retreat as a way to get men to take a break from their responsibilities so they could fish, pray and experience God in the outdoors, and he never has trouble filling the spots for the outing, writes Dave Hrbacek in the July 8 issue of The Visitor, newspaper of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minn.

In addition , Father Scheierl also now has developed new program he calls Theology on the Lakes. Hrbacek writes about both in his column, “The Outdoors.”

Hrbacek not only writes but he is a staff photographer for The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Also check out his blog, “Faith Outdoors,” on a site called, a Minnesota-flavored Catholic blog.

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