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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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Morning of Reflection: April 19th

St. Augustine said, “We are Easter people and Alleluia is our song!” One way of being Easter People is to reflect in our lives on the roles of the Risen One.

During this Morning of Reflection, Fr. Tom Zelinski will lead us in a reflection on how our lives can participate in the aspects of Jesus’ life and mission as Priest, Prophet, and King.

Call us at (248) 651-4826 to register!

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Mass in the Chapel at Capuchin Retreat


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.

Mass is livestreamed Monday through Friday and on Sunday in conjunction with the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit.

Livestream schedule

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. from Capuchin Retreat
Tuesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. from the Solanus Casey Center
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. from the Solanus Casey Center

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Save the Date!

Join us this summer at Capuchin Retreat for our wine and cheese fundraiser and open house!

We’re going big for this event with live music in the garden, hors d’oeuvres, guided tours of the property and our facility, a live raffle drawing, and much more!

Tickets are $50 per person and are limited for this event! Ticket sales are in advance only! Opportunities for sponsorship are also available. For more information, call (248) 651-4826.

100% of the proceeds from this event directly support the retreat center!

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Inside Our Home

Our newly remodeled rooms feature climate control, new furnishings from Michigan manufacturers, and artwork from Bro. Mike Gaffney OFM Cap.

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Walk in the Path of Jesus

The Stations of the Cross are an important devotion during the time of Lent.

Join us after Mass on Fridays for the Stations of the Cross in the chapel. Or come out on your own time to walk the path without our outdoor stations and pathway.

On Sunday, March 27th we’ll host a Stations of the Cross prayer at 4PM. All are welcome to attend. Stay tuned for more info!

Upcoming Programs

Event May 23 – May 29

Sisters’ Retreat 2022

We invite you all to enjoy the peace, freedom and rest that Jesus offers. Join us for a one-week Sisters’ retreat here at the Capuchin Retreat Center from Monday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 29th presented by the Capuchin Friars of the Province of St. Joseph.

Event Jun 11

Stepping Up with the Capuchins

This event supports Capuchin Ministries including the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, […]

Event Jun 12

A Gouda Evening: Summer Fundraiser and Open House

Join us this summer at Capuchin Retreat for our wine and cheese fundraiser and open house!


Recent Blog Posts

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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April 18, 2022
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The Paschal Mystery

The Paschal Mystery

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.

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April 13, 2022
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A Lonely Figure

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.

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Today’s Reflection


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