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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Details
“Journey” as an advent theme was a common thread among […]Details
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.Details
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.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.