Fr. Bill Watson, S.J.
Fr. Bill Watson, S.J. specializes in building enduring Ignatian-based programs that stand the test of time. The Encounter program at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon turned 44 in 2023 and has transformed the school. The Five-Day Ignatian Retreat at Georgetown University turned 36 and the Georgetown Freshman ESCAPE turned 32 in 2023.
Fr. Watson is a frequent guest on EWTN Live, EWTN Bookmark, and many Catholic radio shows. Fr. Watson has collaborated extensively with Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. on many programs and initiatives over the last 35 years.
Backed by his 40-plus years of successful Ignatian retreat program designs, Fr. Watson creates Christian formation programs that can stand the test of time. Aware of a dilution of doctrine that has crept into Catholic and Ignatian practices, Fr. Watson has built all SSI programming based on orthodox Catholic and Ignatian theology and spirituality. SSI’s research methodology for all new programs ensures that the ancient truths of the Faith detailed in its courses and program materials are accessible for today’s Catholics.