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Your Franciscan Home

Capuchin Retreat is a center of Franciscan spirituality and retreat situated on 95 wooded acres in Washington Township, Michigan.

The Capuchin friars welcome you.

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Weekday Mass Livestream

Rosary Prayer in the Year of St. Joseph

The friars from around the Province of St. Joseph invite you to join them as they pray the rosary and reflect on the role of St. Joseph in Salvation, in this Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis.

Mass in the Chapel at Capuchin Retreat


Join the Capuchin Franciscans for Mass inside the Chapel every Monday through Friday at 8:00 am. Note that there is no Sunday Mass offered at Capuchin Retreat at this time. We ask the faithful to worship at their home parish on Sundays.

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Tap into Life Young Adult Ministry

Connect with other Catholic young adults while exploring the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi at Capuchin Retreat.

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corona virus


In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Capuchin Retreat is operating with a reduced capacity for in-person retreats and programs. The grounds of the retreat center are open for individuals and members of the same household to enjoy while observing social distancing. We ask that those visiting the grounds check in at the front desk. In compliance with Michigan guidelines, face masks are required to be worn in the Retreat House and at Mass.

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Upcoming Programs

Event May 17 – May 23

Sisters’ Summer Retreat

Capuchin Retreat is again offering two, six-day preached retreats for […]

Event Jun 01 – Jun 07

Sisters’ Summer Retreat

Capuchin Retreat is again offering two, six-day preached retreats for […]

Event Jun 05

Mass at St. Kieran

Saturday Holy Mass at St. Kieran Parish celebrated by one of the Capuchin Franciscan friars from Capuchin Retreat.


Recent Blog Posts

April 21, 2021
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George Floyd mural in Minneapolis

Brothers and Sisters

I am writing this on the day after the verdict was handed down in the murder trial in Minnesota. It seemed the whole country was watching.

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April 6, 2021
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Easter lily

Easter Season

Each year as Easter comes along, it occurs to me that we know quite a bit about dealing with day-to-day problems, sickness, suffering of different kinds. But who among us can relate to Resurrection from our own experience?

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March 26, 2021
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I am fascinated by the perception of time. Time seems to move fast or slow, depending on our experience.

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March 21, 2021
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Seeing Jesus

We all would like to “see Jesus.” And that is a part of our spiritual experience

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Today’s Reflection


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Capuchins give priority in their ministries to the two loves of St. Francis’ life:
Serving our sisters and brothers in challenging circumstances, and preaching the Gospel.

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