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.
Starting Wednesday, June 9, join the Capuchin Franciscans for Mass outside on the front lawn 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.
Connect with other Catholic young adults while exploring the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi at Capuchin Retreat.Learn More
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 to enjoy. We ask that those visiting the grounds check in at the front desk. In compliance with Michigan guidelines, face coverings are required to be worn in the Retreat House and at Mass, unless fully vaccinated.
The Gospel reading for Thursday of Week 11 contains Jesus’ teaching on prayer, which we have come to call the “Our Father.”Read More
It is probably natural that we wonder “How am I doing?” And many of us tend too easily to lean toward the negative and think less of ourselves than might be accurate.Read More
Recently we have seen many reports of strange, dangerous and violent behavior. One doesn’t know if these are increasing or if the reporting has increased.Read More
In the Catholic calendar, now that Pentecost is past, we return to “Ordinary Time.” In Church language, “ordinary” here simply means a way of counting days and weeks, using the “ordinal” numerals: first, second, third, and so forth.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.