This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Blessed Solanus Casey. The Friars of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph invite you to celebrate in this great opportunity of gratitude for the gift of Solanus Casey in our world and Church. Capuchin Retreat Center would like to focus the theme of our annual retreat on how the gift of Bl. Solanus Casey can shape and help us in our own living of spirituality and build a stronger relationship with God and our neighbor. These silent retreat weekends invite us to enter into Franciscan Spirituality, which is the lens that inspired, impacted and transformed the life of Blessed Solanus. Come and be filled with insights on how you are made in God’s design, the call to live in radical hospitality in our world, the key to trust God through the difficult moments by thanking God ahead of time, and to give praise and thanks to God in the gift of the Eucharist by knowing that we all are one body in Christ. We invite you to come on this exciting retreat introducing new material and prayers on Solanus. We pray that Blessed Solanus Casey may open the door of your heart so that you may encounter Christ in a new way.
All retreats are silent retreats which begin on Friday night with orientation at 7:30 pm and finish with lunch at noon on Sunday. The cost of the weekend is $200, which includes a $50 non-refundable deposit to confirm your registration. Please register with a captain for the weekend in which you are interested. You do not have to belong to the parish/locale that is listed for that weekend.
To register, contact one of the captains for the weekend you’re interested in. You do not have to be a member of the parish or community in order to join the retreat weekend. Or you may submit an inquiry with our staff by clicking on the “Register” button below.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Capuchin Retreat, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Some changes in effect to minimize risks include:
• We will be taking temperature checks at registration and we reserve the right to deny entry with any temperature above normal.
• Face masks must be worn in all public areas at all times.
• Social distancing is required, which will limit the number of people in the dining room and chapel (11 each). We have adjusted our schedule to stagger meals and masses.
• Due to additional cleaning required, the dining/kitchen area will not be available outside of meal time. That means no coffee, tea, cookies, fruit, etc. after the scheduled meals.
We have reduced our capacity for weekend retreats. Only 24 rooms are available and are expected to fill up quickly. Please register early to secure your spot.