cellofpeace logo

Centering Prayer Retreat
Additional Retreat Information

Retreat Director Biography

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House

Father Bill Sheehan, Retreat Director

Fr Bill Sheehan, OMI

Rev. Bill Sheehan, OMI, is an experienced retreat director and has led many Centering Prayer workshops and retreats throughout the United States.

He has participated in Contemplative Outreach, founded by Fr Thomas Keating, OCSO, since 1983, and has practiced centering prayer and guided others in this way of prayer for more than 25 years.  Fr. Bill has a rich background as a pastor, director of ministry to priests, director of formation, and director of the Oblate House of Theology.

He is a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate religious order and lives in an Oblate House of Prayer in Lowell, Massachusetts.


Tentative Retreat Program


3:00 PM .. Sign-in & Room Assignments
6:00 PM .. Dinner
7:00 PM .. Welcome & Personal Introductions
8:00 PM .. Evening Prayer with one Centering Prayer period
9:00 PM .. Retire

Wednesday to Saturday

6:00 AM .. Rise
6:45 AM .. Centering Prayer two 30-minute sessions
8:00 AM .. Breakfast
10:15 AM Centering Prayer 25-minute session

11:00 AM.....Reflection, Fr Sheehan -- Wed & Thu
11:00 AM.....Spiritual Journey video selections Fri & Sat

1:00 PM .. Private Meetings & Contemplative Free Time
3:30 PM .. Centering Prayer two 30-minute sessions
4:45 PM .. Contemplative Free Time

6:00 PM .. Dinner
7:30 PM .. Contemplative Eucharist

8:00 PM .. Open Forum (Saturday only)
9:00 PM .. Retire


6:00 AM .. Rise
6:45 AM .. Centering Prayer two 30-minute sessions
8:00 AM .. Breakfast
9:30 AM .. Closing Contemplative Eucharist
11:00 AM ... Retreat Closure
Noon ... Lunch
1:00 PM . Departure

Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House

Montserrat retreat center, founded in 1959, is located on a secluded inlet of Lewisville Lake in Lake Dallas Township. Two buildings provide lodging with sixty-seven private rooms with bath, each individually heated and air-conditioned. Its campus embraces thirty-nine acres of lawn, trees and lakeshore to wander in an environment of peace and tranquility. A restful library overlooks an expansive lawn down to the lake, as does a glass-walled dining room.  The new Campion Hall provides two large conference rooms for retreats & meetings. The Chapel of St. Ignatius offers a place to worship and seats 100.

Bring comfortable casual clothes and walking shoes. Your room is completely furnished with linens, blankets, and towels. You will find a Bible in each room.

The dining room is open during the day from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm. You are welcome to drinks, hot and cold, and to fruit and snacks. Each day meals are served at 8:00 am, Noon and 6:00 pm.


Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House
600 N Shady Shores Dr
Lake Dallas, Texas 75065


Top of Page

Contact Webmaster

Back to Previous Page

Page Last Modified: