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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.

Schedule A Retreat

Join us this February for our next Morning of Reflection!

Join us on Tuesday, February 21 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon for our next Morning of Reflection with Br. Roach Gaspar, OFM Cap. Br. Roach will be presenting the topic, Lent and the Franciscan Penance.

The season of lent is a time for renewing our faith, hope, and love with God and with one another. It is the season of conversion by means of penance and we will reflect upon Lenten penance from the Franciscan perspective.

Agenda:
• Optional 8:00 a.m. Mass
• Registration at 9:00 a.m.
• Program starts at 9:15 a.m.
• Lunch served at Noon

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Our 2023 Lenten Series

In coordination with the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit, the Capuchin Retreat Center is offering a six-week Wednesday evening lecture series during Lent called “The Gracious Gift of Lent”! Each evening will offer an opportunity for confession, followed by a simple dinner and a presentation in the dining room, and conclude with Mass in the chapel.

Agenda:
• Confession from 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
• Simple Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
• Presentation from 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
• Mass in the Chapel from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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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 and 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 Feb 01

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 Feb 03 – Feb 05

Women’s Weekend Retreat: #12

Sometimes prayer is a struggle. When the disciples of Jesus had struggles in their prayer life, they plainly asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Lk 11:1). And Jesus gave them simple, yet incredibly profound words to pray to God. Thus, the Lord’s Prayer becomes the model and pattern for all our prayers AND for our entire spiritual life. But how often do we mindfully utter the words of this prayer? How often do we truly ponder and explore the spiritual depths of this prayer?

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Event Feb 08

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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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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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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