Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
Invites you to join Fr. Chris Schroeder, S.J. for our #46 Women's Silent Ignatian Retreat - November 2-5, 2017
Take time for yourself, be renewed and draw closer to God; come to a retreat at
Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
- A retreat is a time of quiet when you can get away from the ordinary demands of life.
- A retreat provides both time and space to gain a better perspective on the deeper meaning of your life.
- A retreat offers more of what you yearn for, that is a place and a way to come to know God better in intimate and personal relationship.
- A retreat is a time of reconciliation and peace.
- A retreat is a gift you give yourself and allow the Lord to bless the gift. It is a time for you to be good to yourself.
Discovering or deepening your own way of praying is an important outcome of the Montserrat retreat. A Montserrat retreat will ask you to look at your relationships: with God, with your spouses and families, with friends, with the Church, with your own world -- and with you own self. And you will hear Jesus Christ saying to you "Do not be afraid."
About your Director:
Fr. Chris Schroeder, S.J., comes from St. Louis, MO. He graduated from De Smet Jesuit High School, and after a two-year period of discernment as a student at Saint Louis University, in which he discovered that the Jesuits in his life were “the most successful men I knew,” he entered the Jesuit novitiate in 2002. As a Jesuit, Fr. Chris continued his academic formation at SLU and at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, studying along the way topics like the emotions’ role in perception, the relationship of human reason and faith, rhetorical theory and its use in preaching/Bible interpretation, and the Early Church’s understanding of salvation as a process of divinization.
As a Jesuit, Fr. Chris has been highly influenced by his time in Central America. Spread over various periods and in various countries, especially Belize and El Salvador, these assignments helped him to learn to speak in Spanish as well as to foster a love of pastoral contact with people at the economic and geographic margins.
In addition, Fr. Chris has taught at Arrupe Jesuit High in Denver, where he was also director of the school’s Kairos retreat program. He has also been a staff writer for TheJesuitPost.org, a media outlet run by Jesuits in formation that seeks “to show that faith is relevant to today’s culture and that God is already at work in it.” He has written on topics such as how baseball illustrates grace, his experience working among prisoners at San Quentin, as well as helping to cover Pope Francis’ visit to Brazil for World Youth Day 2013. He was ordained in St. Louis in 2014, and prior to his assignment at Montserrat, he was an assistant pastor in St. Francis Xavier parish and the campus ministry chaplain for Rockhurst University, both in Kansas City, MO.
HOW TO REGISTER
Register online here or call 940-321-6020. Register early and reserve your place with a $50.00 advance deposit.
Major credit cards/checks accepted. Private accommodations, meals, prayers talks, and individual spiritual direction are all included.