Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House


Invites you to join Mr. Tim Murphy for our #99 Men, Women, Couples 2-Day Advent II Silent Ignatian Retreat - December 4-6, 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:

Mr. Tim Murphy is currently serving as the Director of Manresa House of Retreats, the Jesuit retreat facility in Convent, Louisiana.  Prior to being named Director in 2006, Tim served as Manresa’s General Manager. He is the first layperson to hold either of these two positions.

 In 2003 Tim began preaching retreats at Manresa House of Retreats.  To date over 8,000 people have attended a retreat preached by him. He has been asked to preach retreats at Manresa as well as in other Jesuit retreat houses around the country.

Prior to his coming to Manresa in July of 2000, Tim served as a classroom teacher, coach, and administrator in a number of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans for over twenty years. He held positions at:  Jesuit High School, N.O. (1979-89), St. Paul’s High School, Covington, (1989-90) and at St. Matthew the Apostle, River Ridge, (1990-2000.)

Tim holds both his bachelor and master degrees from Loyola University of the South, New Orleans.

For 25 years Tim served as church organist and choir director at St, Francis of Assisi, N.O., St. Clement of Rome, Metairie, Jesuit High School, N.O., and at Mary Queen of Peace, Mandeville, LA.

Tim is married to the former Kathleen F. Krebs, and together they are the proud parents of three children, 2 sons and a daughter. 

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, prayer talks, and individual spiritual direction are all included.