Hosted by
Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem.

About the webinar

Jesus assured us that forgiveness is a continuing event when He taught that we should forgive our brother 77 times (Matt 18:22) and even 7 times in one day if he repents (Lk 17:4). He offers us this same forgiveness which He expects from us in the sacrament of Confession. In fact, He does so more generously than any mere human person could. His abundant mercy is a reason for being more sorry for our sins, not less sorry.

In this webinar I will consider questions such as:

  • Why should we go to confession?
  • Why go to a priest instead of directly to God?
  • How can I make a good examination of conscience?
  • How can I intensify my contrition for my sins?
  • What can I do if I keep confessing the same sins over and over again?

We look forward to you joining us for this webinar. May God bless you.

About the host

Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem.

Originally from Pasadena, Fr. Sebastian Walshe is a Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California, where he is a professor of philosophy for the seminary program.  After completing his studies at Thomas Aquinas College in California, he continued studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving a license in Philosophy.  Later, he attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas at Rome (the Angelicum) where he received a Masters in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Philosophy.  His thesis was entitled: “The Primacy of the Common Good as the Root of Personal Dignity in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas.” From 2003-2005, Fr. Sebastian was also a visiting professor in the Philosophy Department at the Angelicum.

From Catholic Answers (catholic.com)

Our retreat master Fr. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem. is in very high demand.  The Catholic Business Journal had to really work hard to retain him for our retreat! Don’t miss it!!! Fr. Sebastian will lead us into a deeper understanding of prayer, and its transforming impact on a person’s entire life, no matter what the circumstances.

Fr. Sebastian is a Norbertine from St. Michael’s Abbey in southern California, an excellent teacher and preacher, and a sought-after Retreat Master who also gives retreats for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

Fr. Sebastian is a former patent engineer, a graduate in engineering from University of California, Irvine, and also a graduate in liberal arts from Thomas Aquinas College, a four-year Great Books college in southern California. He worked in a prestigious patent attorney’s office in Newport Beach for several years and summers. He eventually earned his License in philosophy from Catholic University and entered the Norbertine Abbey, where he studied at the Angelicum in Rome, earning a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Theology, teaching at the university while finishing his degree.  But don’t let his education or professional experience overwhelm you, there is a reason Fr. Sebastian is a sought-after spiritual director and retreat master—He is an exceptionally gifted and down-to-earth speaker, inspiring in his kindness and refreshing in his clarity of thought.  It is a rare treat to have Fr. Sebastian as our Silent Retreat Master!  

From Catholic Business Journal (catholicbusinessjournal.biz)

Fr. Sebastian teaches Philosophy at St. Michael’s Seminary, Senior Religion at St. Michael’s Preparatory School, and is a regular contributor on Catholic Answers radio.


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