Santiago Missionary Disciples

Important Dates, Day and Week at a Glance, and FAQ

Important Dates


October: Missionary Disciple Applications Open

Early January: Missionary Disciple Applications Close

January: Missionary Disciple Interviews

February: Missionary Disciple Team Announced

March: Missionary Disciple Decisions Due

March - May: 1st Year Missionary Disciple Fundraising

Early June: 1st Year Missionary Disciples Begin

Mid August: 2nd Year Missionary Disciple Assignment Ends

Day at a Glance

7:30am      Morning prayers

8am           Santiago Morning Mass

8:45am      Daily Huddle

9am           Breakfast

9:30am      Work

12:30pm    Lunch

1pm           Work

3pm           Divine Mercy Chaplet

3:30pm      Formation

5pm           Evening Prayer

6pm           Dinner

8:30pm      Most Holy Rosary

11pm         Lights Out

Week at a Glance

Monday: Missionary Recap Meeting, Projects

Tuesday: Communal Bible Study, Staff Meeting, Fellowship & Fun Night 

Wednesday: *Rest Day

Thursday: Retreat Prep, Team Projects, Young Adult Fellowship

Friday: Homeschool Network, Weekend Retreat

Saturday: Weekend Retreat

Sunday: Weekend Retreat, Afternoon of Rest

*Based on Santiago retreat schedule 1 day will be assigned for rest, recreation, and fellowship.

How Can we pray for you?

An essential aspect of our mission is prayer. We will pray for your needs and intentions in our hours of daily prayer. Please fill out the form below with your name, email address, and prayer intention.

May God bless you. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Missionary Disciple Program?

The Missionary Disciple Program begins with fundraising in March (part-time, not in residence) and extends fifteen months on-site from June through August of the following year.

Do I need to fundraise?

Yes. Each missionary is expected to fundraise to cover the cost of their living expenses. Support covers missionary stipend, food, lodging, and ministry-related expenses. The Missionary Disciple Program includes fundraising training and consistent coaching from marketing and sales professionals affiliated with Santiago Retreat Center.

How many Missionary Disciples are accepted each year?

Santiago Retreat Center has a goal of approximately 10 full-time Missionary Disciples per cycle.

What are the accomodations?

Missionary Disciples live in community at Santiago Retreat Center, with individual rooms for sleeping. There is also access to a full service kitchen and food preparation area.

How old are Missionary Disciples?

Missionary Disciples are young adults aged 18-24. Missionaries must be high school graduates in order to apply. Santiago Retreat Center will consider exceptions.

Can you take classes or hold a part-time job while a Missionary Disciple?

The Missionary Disciple program is a full-time commitment once Missionary Disciples arrive on-site in June. Although we will consider exceptions on a case-by-case basis, Missionary Disciples are expected to participate fully in the life of the Santiago Retreat Center.

Can I visit Santiago Retreat Center if I'm interested in becoming a Missionary Disciple?

If you're in the area, then yes! To arrange a visit, please email this year's Missionary Disciple Outreach Coordinator, Ruby, at