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2023-2024 Retreat Season

Retreat Weekends Walking In the Footsteps of St. Francis


Please join us at Capuchin Retreat for our 2023-2024 Retreat Season as we learn to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. The word that best explains the true nature and demands of our Christian life, faith, vocation, and discipleship is “JOURNEY.” While there are numerous words to mean the various kinds of journeys we embark on, the word “PILGRIMAGE” is so dear to the followers of Christ. Pilgrimage means a pathway that leads one to an encounter with God. When we follow the Way of Christ, for He is the Way (John 14:6), He always leads to an encounter with God. The Catholic Church is known as the Pilgrim Church on earth leading the flock of Christ towards an encounter with God. And this Pilgrim Church is so blessed to have the intercession, example, and guidance of the numerous saints who have walked this pilgrimage and encountered God.

St. Francis of Assisi, the most-known pilgrim for his following of Christ both within and outside the Catholic tradition, continues to inspire and guide many more followers of Christ in their pilgrimage on Earth. His very life of Gospel simplicity and fraternity, his words of spiritual wisdom, the significant occasions of his encounters with God, and the long-standing wealth of Franciscan spirituality inspire many Christians today to follow Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis, including Pope Francis.

Here is a life-giving opportunity for you to make such a pilgrimage with St. Francis by joining us for the weekend retreat with the theme, “In his footsteps – A weekend retreat with St. Francis of Assisi.” By delving into our Franciscan tradition, we will unravel the life of St. Francis and explore key events in his life of conversion and ministry. And this pilgrimage during this retreat will enlighten you to recognize God’s presence and guidance in whatever step you are taking right now in your own journey, in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.

The suggested donation for the weekend retreat is $250.00

Online Registration

Online registration now available. Simply click the register button under your desired weekend below. You may also register from our Calendar page by choosing the appropriate month, clicking on the weekend you are interested in, and clicking on the register button at the bottom. Once on Eventbrite, click on the red check out button, fill out the form and pay with your credit card. You will then receive an email notification that you are registered. Please remember to let your captain know that you registered online if you are part of the group that is listed for that weekend.

Phone Registration

If you prefer to register by phone and you are a member of one of the parishes or communities listed below, please contact the captain that directly corresponds to you. If you are not a member of any of the parishes or communities for the particular weekend you’re interested in, pleace call the Capuchin Retreat Center directly at (248) 651-4826.



Women’s Retreat: March 22-24

Daughters of Eve – Contact Lora Adam at (248) 229-7914
Brown City/North Branch/Burnside – Contact Vicky Rogers at (810) 688-3853
Multi-Parishes – Contact Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826
St. Therese of Lisieux, Shelby Twp – Contact Diane Kuptz at (586) 747-3591



Women’s Retreat: April 5-7

Sacred Heart, Bad Axe – Contact Deb Abraham at (989) 269-6678
St. Peter – Contact Suzie Wurster at (810) 667-1849
Holy Name of Mary, Harbor Beach – Contact Marge Lemanski at (989) 874-4383
OM of Perpetual Help, Oak Park, Ferndale – Contact Francine Potochnik at (248) 376-7072



Women’s Retreat: April 19-21

St. Clement of Rome, Romeo – Contact Rose Ann Miller at (586) 337-3963
St. Bonaventure Fraternity – Contact Bernadette Mikowski at (586) 939-7775
St. Ronald, Clinton Twp. – Contact Chris St. Onge at (586) 914-0188
Friends of St. Clare – Contact Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826
Western Wayne Women – Contact Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826
St. Thomas the Apostle – Contact Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826



Women’s Retreat: April 26-28

Sacred Heart – Contact Rose Ann Malvesto at (734) 675-3914
South East Michigan – Contact Nicolette Ellinghausen at (586) 360-6332
Harrison Twp., Etc – Contact Linda Merritt at (586) 212-5267
Our Lady of Refuge, Orchard Lake – Contact Linda Godell at (248) 396-7732
St. Joseph, Howell – Contact Mary Sue Plachta at (989) 450-1446



Women’s Retreat: May 3-5

St. Anastasia, Troy – Contact Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826
St. Mark, Warren – Contact Capuchin Retreat at (248) 651-4826
Corpus Christi/Good Shepherd – Contact Brenda Martin at (248) 943-0974
St. Frances Cabrini, Allen Park – Contact Rose Femminineo at (313) 318-9784


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