Start the new year off right! Take time for yourself, be renewed and draw closer to God, while joining other men from the Strake Jesuit community for a retreat at the Strake Jesuit Retreat & Leadership Center in Leona, Texas. A retreat is a time of quiet when you can get away from the ordinary demands of life, which provides both time and space to gain a better perspective on the deeper meaning of your life.
The Strake Jesuit Men’s Retreat is open to all men in the Strake Jesuit community: Alumni, Alumni dads, current dads, and faculty/staff members. The retreat begins on Saturday morning, with the option of arriving Friday evening, and includes a one-night stay with the retreat ending late Sunday morning after Mass. For a full retreat itinerary, and directions to the Retreat and Leadership Center, see below.
The price is $50 per person which includes a private room, all three meals on Saturday, including dinner at the Leona General Store, breakfast on Sunday, and all retreat materials.
The 2019 Men’s Retreat will be led by Fr. Ross Romero, SJ, professor of Philosophy at Creighton University.
Fr. M. Ross Romero, SJ is a published author and current assistant professor of Philosophy at Creighton University. Fr. Romero's book, Without the Least Tremor, published in 2017, explores the death of Socrates as more of a spiritual or sacrificial act rather than an execution, and explores the themes of suffering and wisdom as they relate to Socrates. A New Orleans native and Loyola University alumnus, Fr. Romero entered the Jesuits and received a Masters in Philosophy from Louisiana State University, and completed his Theology studies, Doctorate in Philosophy, and Masters in Divinity from Boston College University. While at BC, Romero was the 2009 recipient of the Donald J. White Award for Teaching Excellence. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2005.