Christus Rex


Event details

  • Friday | October 20, 2017 to Sunday | October 22, 2017
  • 5:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Our Lady's Hall & St. Joseph Hall 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
  • 610-644-0400

A traditional retreat for men. All men are welcome. This retreat includes Mass, conferences (talks), Stations of the Cross, private adoration and much more!

(This is the first year the Atlantic City K of C Men will be fully a part of the Christus Rex Retreat under the official title “Christus Rex.” All past Atlantic City Group members are encouraged to register for the Christus Rex retreat, October 20-22nd.)

Retreat Directors: Fr. Reilly Scott (Our Lady’s Hall) & Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ (St. Joseph Hall)

Fr. Scott is from Kankakee, IL but later moved to St. Petersburg, FL. He has two sisters and one brother, who is a priest as well in the Legionaries of Christ. In 1983 he joined Immaculate Conception Apostolic School of the Legionaries of Christ located in Center Harbor, NH graduating in 1984. He has studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain for 2 years and in Rome, Italy where he earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and Theology with the Legionaries of Christ. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 24, 1997 and served as chaplain at Pinecrest Catholic Academy Cumming, GA from 1997-1999. From 1999-2005 he served as chaplain at St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta, GA. Between 2005-2010 he served as Territorial Director for the Legionaries in the USA. From 2010-2015 he served in Houston as superior for the Legionary community and held different responsibilities: 2010-2013 President of the Board for Northwoods Catholic School, 2013-2014 he served as President for Northwoods Catholic School. From 2014-2015 he was chaplain for Regnum Christi in Houston. Presently Fr. Scott is the Regnum Christi Local Director chaplain to the Regnum Christi Movement in the Philadelphia locality. He enjoys, golf, tennis, hiking, working out and reading.

Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ, has been a Jesuit for more than 30 years and has directed over 60 retreats nationally, both preached and individually directed. He has worked in Camden, NJ for more than 15 years and is the founder and Executive Director of Hopeworks ‘N Camden, a youth technology portal using the technologies of website design/development and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to work with youth ages 14-23. Hopeworks is a direct response to the current youth crisis that exists for many youth today. In Camden, over 50% of the population is under 18, and only 25% of adults have a high school diploma and the per capita income is $5700. There is an estimated 70% dropout rate from the public high schools in the city of Camden, while 53% of all youth live below the poverty line. These factors combine to make life challenging for young people, especially when Camden is one of America’s poorest and most violent cities. Hopeworks is a direct response to this situation.

During the past 12 years, Hopeworks has worked with over 1700 youth, providing 300 youth jobs, 1700 college credits, and helped over 140 youth begin college. Fr. Jeff has been recognized for his youth development work. People often assume he does this work because it is what “Jesuits do;”  however, he finds Jesus alive there. It is a place where his relationship with Jesus has grown—not always in a linear and understood way. Living and working in such poverty with its accompanying violence, trauma, and abuse challenges his sense of justice. He doesn’t find easy answers, nor is God readily giving him platitudes. Rather, he finds himself often with the crucified Christ in Camden. As a Jesuit, he has asked to be close to Jesus, especially in His sufferings, and truly understood that after he began working in Camden.

Cost: $245, including all meals

Please click here to register or call 610-644-0400 for more information.