Lord, Teach Us to Pray
January 13 - 15, 2023
When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, He taught them the Our Father. This retreat will consist of six reflections on what Jesus teaches us about prayer, and will connect the Our Father to the Spiritual Exercises and to the Mass as ways of praying.
Fr. Tom Krettek, SJ
Fr. Tom Krettek, SJ entered the Society of Jesus in 1971 and was ordained in 1982 at Gesu Church in Milwaukee. After completing a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1987, Fr. Tom spent two years in Africa teaching philosophy in seminary programs. He became the Director of the Jesuit Humanities Program and also taught philosophy at Creighton University from 1989 to 2000 and was then appointed Rector of the Marquette University Jesuit Community. In 2005 he was appointed Provincial for the Wisconsin Province where he served until 2011. He spent the next several years as a visiting professor of philosophy and director of the Jesuit First Studies Program at Fordham University and then returned to Marquette as Vice President for Mission and Ministry from 2016 to 2018. He is currently a visiting professor of philosophy and academic director of the Jesuit First Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago.