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About Us

Capuchin Retreat is your Franciscan home – near to home, yet remote enough to get away, seek renewal, and hear God’s voice.

History

For more than 50 years, Capuchin Retreat has served as your Franciscan home. Learn about the foundation and growth of this jewel situated on 95 scenic, wooded acres in Washington Township, Michigan.

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Who are the Capuchins?

The Order of Friars Minor, Capuchin are a religious order of men who take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, living by the rule of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The offering for a weekend retreat is $200 per person. The offering includes 5 meals and a private room (including a private full bath, linens, towels, soap, and tissue). Also, four presentations, liturgical services, and opportunity for a private consultation.

A typical retreat weekend begins with orientation at 7:30 on Friday evening. Throughout the weekend, four conferences are given. Prayer experiences are led by staff members and liturgies are celebrated on Saturday and Sunday. Ample time is allotted for personal prayer, reflection, and rest. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is made available and healing service is offered. Staff members are also available for individual consultation with retreatants. The program concludes with a meal following the Sunday morning liturgy.

We provide you with a private room (including a private full bath, linens, towels, soap, and tissue). We recommend you bring casual clothing appropriate to the weather as well as any toiletries or other personal items you may desire including an alarm clock. Many retreatants also bring books, journals, or other reflection materials along with them. Please DO NOT bring computers, etc.

People of many faith traditions ask this question, and the answer is a resounding “YES!” People from many different faith backgrounds frequently DO attend our programs. It is our desire to provide an environment of hospitality to all who come seeking a relationship with God.

Interested in becoming a Capuchin?

Our brother Francis followed a vocation that changed his life and the lives of others. Have you heard the same call?

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