The Church is a Field Hospital

To make our parishes more fully a place where people find healing from the battles of life, priests need to be equipped with tools to guide people into the spiritual healing and transformation that Christ is offering them. One such powerful tool is the Unbound model of deliverance.

What Is Unbound?

“Unbound Ministry is a vital part of the new
evangelization because, through a simple method of
prayer based on the Gospel, it helps us help others in
moving beyond their spiritual obstacles into a deeper
relationship with Jesus Christ. This model of
deliverance reflects the power of our baptism, which
moves us from darkness into the kingdom of God. It
promises to be a very fruitful tool in the hands of
priests and those involved in parish ministry.”

–Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.



Retreat Co-Director: Fr. John Horn SJ is a priest of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. He was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Ordained in 1985, he has served in the Jesuit Refugee Service in the Philippines, in secondary education and in the ministry of spiritual direction and retreats. Fr. Horn is a co-founder of the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Nebraska and served as President-Rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Currently, he is on Faculty at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Florida serving as professor and spiritual director. His publications include “Healing Prayer – Practical Mysticism and St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises,” and “Heart Speaks To Heart – A Review Of Life And Healing Prayer.”


Retreat Co-Director: Msgr. John A. Cippel was born near Pittsburgh, PA in 1933. He attended St. Vincent College and Seminary studying for the Diocese of Greensburg, PA. However, during the first year of theology he discerned a call to enter the Missionaries of Africa and was ordained a priest for that community on January 28, 1960 in Carthage, Tunisia. He was eventually sent to serve in Tanzania, East Africa.  

In 1974 he returned to the United States and earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Andover Newton Theological School, Boston, MA in 1976. His community granted him permission to minister in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida to be near his parents who retired there, and eventually he was incardinated in that diocese in 1980.  

Msgr. Cippel served as pastor of St. Cecelia Parish, Clearwater, FL from 1981 to 1990 and as Director of Spiritual Formation at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL from 1990 to 1995. During those years he earned an MA Degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. It was there in 1995 that he was introduced to the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF). After leaving St. Vincent Seminary he served as pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill, FL from 1995 to 2006.  

After his retirement as pastor in 2006 he resided and served in Nativity Parish, Brandon, FL. He recently returned to St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL as an adjunct spiritual director, where he presently resides. He continues to be active as a spiritual director for the IPF’s summer program for seminarians at Creighton University and the IPF’s program for priests at Mundelein, IL.


Neal serves as the Executive Director of Heart of the Father Ministries and the Unbound ministry efforts.  Neal Lozano has more than thirty years of pastoral experience helping people find freedom in Jesus Christ.  He is the author of the best-selling book, Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance.  He is an international speaker and has spoken at various global conferences.  Neal holds a master’s degree in religious education from Villanova University, where he also led an evangelistic outreach to students.  

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Matthew Lozano serves as Director of Training and Leadership Development for Heart of the Father Ministries. He has twelve years of teaching experience and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute. He and his wife Jennifer have four children and live in the Philadelphia area. He is the coauthor of the Unbound Ministry Guidebook and Abba’s Heart.

Why Attend?

- Learn a simple, personal way to pray with your parishoners to be free of their burdens

- Receive personal ministry

- Connect with other priests who use or want to use Unbound in pastoral care

If you are unsure whether you should attend this retreat, prayerful reading of Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance by Neal Lozano will help you know if this is the right time for you.

Sample Schedule

The retreat begins with dinner on Monday (6:00pm) and concludes with lunch on Friday.

This is a sample daily schedule for Tuesday-Thursday. Prayer ministry and rest will be integrated into the schedule.

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Morning Prayer & Morning Session

11:30am Holy Mass

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Afternoon Session

5:00pm Holy Hour & Evening Prayer

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Evening Session

8:30pm Night Prayer & Social Gathering

Location & Travel Details

St. Vincent DePaul Seminary

10701 S Military Trail,

Boynton Beach, FL 33436


West Palm Beach- 13 miles away. Taxi is $45.00 - $50.00.

Fort Lauderdale- 29 miles away. Taxi is $48.00 - $58.00.

Uber and Lyft can also be used, and may be less expensive than a taxi.


Cost $725 per person

Includes 4 night accommodations and meals

The retreat begins with dinner on Monday and concludes with lunch on Friday.

610-952-3019 ext. 1


Phone: 610-952-3019
Phone for St. Vincent DePaul Seminary: (561) 732-4424