Jesuit retreat center high on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in St. Louis, MO.  Since 1922, thousands of people from around the world make annual three-day silent, guided retreats here to relax, reconnect with God and strengthen their spirituality.  A true gem in the Midwest!  Call 314-416-6400 or 1-800-643-1003.  Email reservations@whretreat.org  7400 Christopher Rd.  St. Louis, MO 63129

Both men's and women's retreats are offered as well as recovery retreats.

Take Spirituality to the Next Level!

Jesuit Community:

Fr Ralph is the superior of the White House Jesuit Community. He has served as Jesuit novice director, superior of Bellarmine House of Jesuit formation, superior of Jesuit Hall, among other leadership roles. He grew up in Wichita, KS.

Fr Jim Blumeyer SJ joined our White House staff in 2015. His previous assignment was in Kansas City, where he worked in the Ignatian Spirituality Center. Fr Jim is from St Louis and is a proud graduate of SLU High.

Fr Joe Laramie SJ also came to White House in 2015. He attended St Louis U before entering the Jesuits. He has taught at several Jesuit high schools, most recently at Rockhurst High in Kansas City.

Fr Ted Arroyo SJ came to White House in the summer of 2016. He is originally from New Orleans and is a sociologist by trade and has taught at several Jesuit universities. Previously he worked at a Jesuit retreat house in Louisiana, which is called Our Lady of the Oaks.

Fr Francis Ryan SJ joined us here in 2016. He was a chaplain at SLU hospital for the last several years. Prior to that, he taught English literature at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.


Office Staff:

Director- William Schmitt

Director of Administration - Terri Bonebrake

Director of Marketing & Development - Joe Parisi

Reservations & IT - Jason Smallen

Administration - Shirley Hummert

Maintenance Director - Mike Aufmuth

Food Services Manager - Lisa Auer