St. Francis and St. Clare were known to have social and spiritual conversations in the garden outside the Porzuincola chapel in Assisi. Imitating their example, Capuchin Retreat Center offers a five-evening series called “Food and Francis” which features an evening dinner and a conversation on Franciscan spirituality led by a Capuchin Friar!
Our theme for this year is “Transforming the World Through Reverence.” Each evening will reflect upon a specific Franciscan value that, by following, can reverently transform the world around us in the footsteps of St. Francis. Please join us for our first event on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 for our first talk “Justice for All Creation” with Br. Bill Hugo. Call us at (248) 651-4826 to sign up! (Suggestion donation is $40).Learn More
Join us for Mass in-person in the Chapel every Monday through Friday at 8:00 am. Note that there is no public Sunday Mass. We ask the faithful to worship at their home parish.
Beginning on August 3rd, the Capuchin Retreat Center will begin to offer evening Masses every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in addition to our regular morning Mass. Every first Wednesday of the month we will also offer blessings with relics of Father Solanus at this Mass.
Meet Father Vito and Father Julius, the Director and Associate Director of the Capuchin Retreat Center!
Fr. Vito assumed the responsibility as Director of Capuchin Retreat in November 2021. He comes to us from Chicago, where he has spent the past 10 years in ministry. Fr. Vito attributes his mother for his commitment to social justice, his roots of Latino theology, and his love of cats.
Fr. Julius assumed the responsibility as the Associate Director of Capuchin Retreat Center in June 2022. He comes to us from Tamil Nadu, India where he completed the first 7 years of his Franciscan Capuchin formation in Tamil Nadu and Chicago where he completed his M.Div., and M.A in theology at Catholic Theological Union. Fr. Julius loves the Capuchin charism of preaching and accompanying people in their faith journey.Learn More
In the spirit of collaboration, as well as to respond to the spiritual needs of people in Macomb County, Capuchin Retreat Center has begun offering evening Mass every Wednesday at 7:00 pm.Details
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It is interesting to me that the image of Jesus as Good Shepherd has remained so popular and appealing to people down through the centuries. Most of us have no direct contact with sheep or shepherds, and yet there seems to be some sort of comfort or assurance that people feel with this kind of imagery.Read More
We are early in the Easter Season. With Easter and Resurrection, our thoughts turn to life. In the northern hemisphere we also experience the convergence of Easter with spring, and so we welcome the signs of new life in nature.Read More
Writing this on Good Friday. This day has always had a note of sadness to it, for obvious reasons, I think. We think of what happened to Jesus. We think of what human beings are capable of doing to each other.Read More
As I reflect on the Gospel passages of these past two weeks and look to Palm Sunday and Holy Week, I see Jesus as presented as a lonely figure. In the Gospel of John, Jesus is shown confronting his critics by himself. If his disciples are present, they are not in evidence.Read More
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.