Fr. Anthony Borrow, S.J., Jesuit Community Superior, was born and raised in Florida and graduated from Barry University with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies. Fr. Anthony studied Spanish and has had the opportunity to travel to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Honduras and the Dominican Republic to immerse himself not only in the language but the diverse cultures of the Hispanic community.
Fr. Anthony entered the Society of Jesus in 1998 and has regularly been involved with ministering to a variety of incarcerated populations (detention centers, jails, and juvenile detention centers). He studied philosophy at St. Louis University where he also obtained a Masters in Counseling. He then went on to study theology and obtained his Masters of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California. Fr. Anthony was ordained a priest in 2010 at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.
As a Jesuit, Fr. Anthony has taught theology at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and later served as Campus Minister, theology teacher and school counselor at Cristo Rey Jesuit in Houston, Texas. While teaching, Fr. Anthony wrote a series of reflections to help his students learn and experience the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola. More recently, Fr. Anthony served as the Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition, he has served on the board of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute.
Fr. Ronald David Gonzales, S.J., is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico where he attended St. Michael’s High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Loyola University New Orleans (1989). From there, he taught at a Catholic high school in Montgomery, Alabama for three years before entering the Society of Jesus in 1992.
He has since earned a Master of Arts in Social Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago (1997) and a Masters of Divinity from Jesuit School of Theology Santa Clara in Berkeley, California (2003). He was ordained in 2003.
He is trained in spiritual direction and enjoys giving retreats and workshops based on Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. He has served in parishes in Albuquerque, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, San Antonio, and served as pastor at Sacred Heart Church from 2013 to 2019.
Father Roy Joseph, S.J., spent his early years in the north and midwest before his family eventually settled in Georgia. He studied in the Atlanta area and then in Europe before entering the Society of Jesus at Grand Coteau, Louisiana in 2005 with a degree in medicine. He later studied philosophy at Loyola University Chicago earning a master's degree in applied philosophy focused on health care ethics. While in regency, he taught sciences at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston and then received his Master of Divinity degree at Boston College.
In keeping with his strong family roots in India, Father Joseph was ordained a bi-ritual priest for both the Latin and the Syro-Malabar rites in 2016. His Jesuit ministry has included living in a L’Arche community, serving at the Mexican border, guiding student missions in Central America, giving young adult retreats, and teaching religious education to middle school, high school, and RCIA groups. Before coming to Montserrat, he lived in Denver missioned as a priest for Saint Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church and the Saint Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission. During his time there, he helped form future spiritual directors in Denver’s Ignatian Spirituality Program and served as spiritual director to those in lay, consecrated, and priestly life.
Luz Restrepo, Administrative Assistant, arrived at Montserrat in February 2004. Before that, she was an annual retreat attendee since 1999. Luz was born in Colombia, South America and came to the United States when she was nine years old. Luz achieved her Associate Degree in Bilingual Teaching from Tarrant County Community College. She loves Montserrat and feels very blessed and privileged to be working here with the Jesuit priests and all the wonderful people whom she has met.