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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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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, updated security, and artwork from the late Br. Mike Gaffney, OFM Cap. of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph.

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Upcoming Programs

Event Dec 06

Healing Mass & Relic Blessing

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 08

Advent Prayer Walks 2023

“Journey” as an advent theme was a common thread among […]

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Event Dec 12

Morning of Reflection: “When God drops in & Surprises you…”

God’s desire is to fulfill our deepest longings for wholeness, healing, renewal, and closeness with God. In our journey of discipleship, there are moments when we are aware of God’s presence and consolation. But there are also times when God just drops in and surprises us. What does that mean in the season of Advent and upcoming Christmas? Join us to reflect on these questions with the help of Br. Gerry Pehler OFM Cap.

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Recent Blog Posts

August 23, 2023
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The Conventional Wisdom

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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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