Fr. Daniel 
Fr. Daniel Renaud, OMI, Director of Immaculata Retreat House   
                                                                
Fr. Daniel Renaud is a Roman Catholic priest (ordained in 2003) with the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). After many years working as a certified Drama educator, he earned a Bachelor of Theology at Saint Paul University, Ottawa (1999) and holds an MA in Youth Ministry from Boston College, Massachusetts. Preacher, speaker and spiritual guide in both Canada and the USA; Fr. Renaud was director of Campus Ministry for 11 years at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, On, Canada. He has extensive experience in spiritual direction and in the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and is a member of Spiritual Director International. For several years, Fr. Renaud served as chair and co-chair of the executive board of the Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) and in 2011 was named as national delegate for a World Congress in Rome. He studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University and was mentored into retreat ministry by Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX. In January 2016 he joins the staff at Immaculata Retreat House in Willimantic, CT for retreat ministry and for spiritual direction as he continues itinerant preaching to lay and religious in the USA and Canada.  

 

Fr. Roger Couture, OMI                                                                                                                                                      roger 

A native of Berlin, New Hampshire in the White Mountains,  Fr. Roger has taught moral theology and social ethics for 22 years at the Oblate Seminary in Natick, Massachusetts. During that time, he also served as Ethics Consultant for St. Joseph Hospital in Lowell, Massachusetts. Since 1983, he has been involved in full-time retreat ministry, first at the Oblate Retreat House in Hudson, New Hampshire, where he served as Director, and currently at Immaculata. He took a temporary leave from this ministry from September 1999 to June 2003 when he went to the Oblate mission in Tahiti, French Polynesia, to teach Moral Theology at the diocesan seminary founded by the Oblates there. Among his special interests are: spiritual direction, directed retreats and Engaged Encounter Retreats for those preparing for Christian marriage.