Marygrove Retreat Center
"Come away with me into a desert place . . and rest awhile." (Mark 6:31)
Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan






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Blessed Mother What is Marygrove?
Marygrove is a Catholic Retreat Center, owned and operated by the Diocese of Marquette. It is the mission of Marygrove to offer a quiet place to stand away from the distractions of our busy lives. It is a place to rest, pray and gain a clear perspective. Above all, Marygrove is a place to deepen your awareness of God's presence and action in your life. A retreat at Marygrove, can be enjoyed with others, or designed for your own individual needs. Whether for a day, a weekend, or a week, a retreat at Marygrove can be a time of deep renewal in faith.

Our Facility
Marygrove offers 36 guest rooms (both single and double accommodations). Our facility is equipped with an elevator, a barrier-free guest room, along with other guest rooms for those with special needs. Marygrove offers a quiet chapel and Blessed Sacrament chapel, a comfortable lounge and library, a spacious dining room, and a conference room with complete audiovisual capabilities. The Book Nook and Gift Shop carries a wide variety of religious gifts, music cds, and boasts one of the largest selections of religious books in the Upper Peninsula.

What's appealing about Marygrove?
Marygrove is located on 40 acres of wooded land on the picturesque Garden Bay. The retreat center is dedicated to Mary, the Holy Mother of God, who is not only patroness but also protectress of this holy place.

The grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is nestled in the whispering pines and fragrant cedars, preciously describes the reason for our name: "Mary's Grove." On the grounds there are many shrines, wooded paths, and a quiet labyrinth garden. The shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, towering against the majestic cedars, offers peace and security to all retreatants.

Marygrove Retreat Center fosters spiritual enrichment rooted in the Catholic Tradition, formed by the Gospels, and nourished by the Sacraments. Our ministry is dedicated to creating a rich variety of retreat experiences in which men and women of all faiths are encouraged to discover and respond generously to God's personal invitation to wholeness and holiness.

We look forward to providing you a place of rest and renewal. Thank you for visiting the Marygrove web site.

Marygrove is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, about 110 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, on the beautiful Garden Peninsula. As you travel 17 miles west from Manistique or 35 miles east of Escanaba, you will find Garden Corners and the intersection of US-2 and M-183. Marygrove can be easily found in the Village of Garden on M-183, 9 miles south of US-2.

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