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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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Join us this December for our Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks

Please join us as we host our Outdoor Advent Prayer Walks! These walks offer an opportunity to walk the beautiful winter grounds of the Capuchin Retreat Center with advent prayer, scripture reading, reflection, and hymns to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. Bring the family and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and fellowship around the bonfire.

First Walk: December 4, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Led by Chaplain Bridget Theodoroff and Rev. Festus Ejimadu

Second Walk: December 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Led by Chaplain Bridget Theodoroff and Rev. Stephen C. Reckker

Daily Mass

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.

 

Wednesday Evening Masses Available

The Capuchin Retreat Center offers 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.

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Meet Our Ministry Leaders!

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. Fr. Vito was previously stationed in Chicago, where he spent 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 in June 2022. He was previously stationed in Tamil Nadu, India where he completed the first 7 years of his Franciscan Capuchin formation 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.

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Inside Our Home

Our remodeled rooms feature climate control, furnishings from Michigan manufacturers, and artwork from Br. Mike Gaffney of the St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit.

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Upcoming Programs

Event Dec 07

Wednesday Evening Mass

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.

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Event Dec 13

Morning of Reflection: So What Is Advent?

Advent is meant to give us that time to help […]

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Event Dec 14

Wednesday Evening Mass

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.

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Recent Blog Posts

November 21, 2022
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Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva Cristo Rey!

The life of Blessed Miguel Pro wasn’t long—he was only 36 years old when he died—but it was full. He ministered in his native Mexico during a time of rampant anticlericalism and persecution of the Church.

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November 7, 2022
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Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

In the 18th century, more than 1400 years after the Lateran Basilica was first dedicated, Pope Clement XII had an inscription placed over the entrance. It was, of course, in Latin; and it proclaimed this massive cathedral the “mother and head of all churches of Rome and the world.”

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May 9, 2022
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Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd

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.

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April 26, 2022
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Life and Peace

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.

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Today’s Reflection

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