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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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Save the Date for A Gouda Evening

Please save the date for Capuchin Retreat Center’s 2nd Annual “A Gouda Evening” event, returning this year on Sunday, June 11th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Join the friars for another beautiful evening as we once again enjoy dinner, wine, cheese, live music, and more on the beautiful grounds of our retreat center. We’re looking forward to the return of this wonderful event that helps support the Capuchin Retreat Center’s ministry!

Event Highlights:
• Wine and Cheese served by the Capuchin Friars
• Live Musical Performances
• Guided Tours of the Grounds
• Live Raffle Drawings

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Fundraiser attendees walking the grounds.

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 Jun 11

2nd Annual A Gouda Evening: Summer Fundraiser and Open House

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

Event Jun 13 – Jun 18

Religious Sisters’ Retreat 2023: Living the Lord’s Prayer

We invite Religious Sisters to please join us at Cap Retreat so that we can pray with Jesus, like Jesus, and rediscover the riches of being God’s beloved children.

Event Jun 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.


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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Serving our sisters and brothers in challenging circumstances, and preaching the Gospel.

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