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







Retreats Offered at Marygrove 2018 and 2019

CATHOLIC PARISH RETREATS 

What’s So Special About Being Catholic??

The Parish Retreat is an opportunity to spend some time in prayer and fellowship with parishioners and others across the diocese, it is for all ages. Come with an open mind, and bring a friend!

Examining what makes Catholicism unique, focusing on Dogmatic and practical Truths that set us apart: The Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist, Penance, and Holy Orders; the Blessed Virgin and the Saints; the Hierarchy; our History; and Catholic Moral Theology.

Unless we know what makes our Faith and our Church unique, we’re not able to share it fully with our friends, our family, and our neighbors.

Cost ($150 per person, $250 for a married couple).

What to expect on a Parish Retreat at Marygrove…

  • Morning and Evening Prayer
  • Mass, Eucharistic Adoration and Confession
  • Daily Presentations
  • Periods of Silence and Reflection
  • Excellent Meals
  • Time to Visit with Friends
  • Rest and Relaxation

Please feel free to register for one of these dates if your Parish Retreat date doesn’t work for you, they are as follows:

  • Sept 7-9, 2018
  • Sept 28-30, 2018
  • Nov 2-4, 2018
  • Nov 16-18, 2018
  • Jan 18-20, 2019
  • Feb 15-17, 2019
  • March 8-10, 2019
  • April 26-28, 2019

To register for a Parish Retreat, you can contact your parish office, call Marygrove or register online at Marygrove.org. If you have any questions, you can reach Marygrove at 906-644-2771.

 


DIRECTED AND GUIDED RETREATS

FAMILY RETREATS

(3 weekends in July) July 13-15 is full
Discover  “Saints You’ve Never Heard of Before.” We all know The Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Francis. Then there are folks like St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Peregrine. But what about St. Alexander the Charcoal-Burner? St. Christina the Astonishing? St. Mark Ji Tianxiang? Learn about these saints and others during a relazed weekend with your family and others. We’ll pray, eat, share, and even head to the beach for an afternoon. All types of families are welcome. The cost is a free-will offering and a dish to pass for Saturday night dinner. 
 

SILENT DIRECTED RETREATS

Eight Day Silent Directed Retreat: September 30- October 7, 2018
Three Day Silent Directed Retreat:  December 7-9, 2018

When the topic of a silent retreat comes up, without fail someone will laugh and say: I could never do that!” Is that true about you? If your day is saturated by information and communication, then you are probably a good candidate for a Silent Directed Retreat. The name says it all: “Silent Directed Retreat” With very few exceptions, there is no talking during the retreat. Meals are eaten in silence. No emails or television.

Silent Retreats include Mass and communal morning and evening prayer. The cornerstone of the retreat is a regular opportunity to visit with a spiritual director (that’s the directed part in Silent Directed Retreat). The spiritual directors are there to listen, encourage, and help retreatants see God working in their lives.

Consider taking a break from all the noise that invades your life. Come away refreshed! (Three Day:$150, Eight Day: $375)

 

SPECIAL INTEREST RETREATS

THE WISE WOMEN WEEKEND: November 9-11

Retreat for Christian women

The history of faith is filled with women of vision and spirit: women of the Old Testament, disciples of Jesus, and women believers of the early Church, saints, leaders and servants of today. (Director :Sr. Ellen Enright)

 

THE WISE MEN WEEKEND:  November 30-December 2

Retreat for Christian men

A real man is a man who puts God first and allows faith to infuse everything else. This retreat consists of prayer, fellowship and shared wisdom. Men of all walks of life, Catholic and Protestant, young and old, married and single bring their faith and wisdom to encourage each other and walk away energized at the end of the weekend. 
(Director: Fr. Ben Hasse)

ADVENT with Bishop John Doerfler: December 14-16

Our own Shepherd, Bishop John, will be helping us prepare during the Holy Season of Advent with his reflections on Life in the Holy Spirit: the Beatitudes. Sign up early for this special retreat! $150 for an individual, $250 for a married couple.

 


 CURSILLO and YOUTH ENCOUNTER

 ROMAN CURSILLO WEEKENDS – Looking Ahead

Roman Catholic Men’s Cursillo:  February 28-March 3 2019
Roman Catholic Women’s Cursillo:  March 21-24 2019

Non Roman Catholic Men’s Cursillo: February 21-24, 2019
Non Roman Catholic Women’s Cursillo: March 14-17, 2019

Simply put, the Cursillo weekend is an encounter with Christ. Through a series of conferences by priests and witness talks by fellow Christians, the Cursillo weekend is designed to empower people to be more of a Christian leaven in their families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. On a Cursillo weekend, participants deepen their faith and learn how to better live it in society. The Cursillo weekend is part of the greater Cursillo movement, the goal of which is to make Christ the prime influence in society. Join Cursillo and watch your faith get set on fire!

 

YOUTH ENCOUNTER:  October 26-28 2018 and April 5-7 2019

For young people 16-20

Youth Encounter can be described as an intense weekend of understanding and experiencing the Christian Faith for young people. It is open to youth of all Christian faiths. For more information or for registration forms contact Barry & Yvonne Voss, N1572 S. Circle Dr. Norway MI 49870 or phone 906-563-5187. Check out the special website for Youth Encounter and watch the video “Christ is counting on You” by clicking the link at Marygrove.org or youthencounterchrist.org.

 


SPECIAL GROUP RETREATS

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY RETREAT: August 2019

Every year, it is truly an honor to welcome the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to Marygrove Retreat Center for their annual retreat. Roger Playwin, former CEO of the national St. Vincent de Paul Society and former director of the Detroit branch of the Society will offer his insights into this vital apostolate. This retreat is intended to feed the spirit of those who are constantly drained while feeding others.  If you are a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, if you work at a St. Vincent de Paul Store, or if you volunteer hours at “St. Vinny’s,” this retreat could be what you need to keep Christ the center of your work.

 

CANADIAN AND USA WOMEN’S RETREAT: September 21-23 2018

For Christian women from both Canada and the United States

Topic this year is “Sisterhood and the Book of Ruth”
(Director Fr. Tim Ferguson)
 

DAUGHTERS OF THE KING

Through our baptism, we become adopted members of God’s family. There is a rich theological tradition, rooted in the writings of St. Paul, and embellished by holy writers through the ages, that explores what it means to be children of God. When we realize and live our status as children of God, co-heirs with Christ, we gain a sense of our own dignity and worth, which can serve as a bulwark against all that life throws at us. We also begin to see each other in a different light. Fr. Tim Ferguson will help uncover these teachings and show their relevance to our lives today. Cost, $150 per person.

 

RETROUVAILLE  WEEKEND: FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES  March 29-31 2019

  • Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage?

  • Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse?

  • Are you constantly fighting? Or, do you simply shut down?

  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?

  • Does talking about it only make it worse?

    ... Retrouvaille provides marriage help!

Retrouvaille is a weekend program for deeply troubled marriages. If you are separated, considering divorce, or experiencing other serious problems in your marriage, Retrouvaille may be your lifeline. Retrouvaille is conducted by a priest and three couples who present their stories of disillusionment and eventual healing. Attending couples are provided techniques that may enable them to see their spouses in a new light and start them on a path to rebuild and restore their marriage. For more information please visit www.retrouvaille.org or call us at 1-800-470-2230.

During the weekend, a team gives a series of presentations and shares a technique of communication that enables participants to take a good look at most areas of their marital relationship. The team provides practical tools for improving marriage. Team members share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation participants will have a chance to reflect on it by themselves, then discuss it in complete privacy with his/her spouse.

The weekend is not a ‘miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.

CATHOLIC CLERGY RETREAT 2019: October 16-19

Marygrove is honored to announce that the annual Catholic Clergy Retreat will be directed this year by the Very Reverend John Girotti, of the Diocese of Green Bay. Fr. Girotti was ordained in 2002, and has served several parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay, as well as spiritual director at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Maryland. He wrote the original “Know Your Faith” series as a basic course in apologetics. He comes highly recommended by Bishop John Doerfler. The clergy retreat is open to priests and deacons (and bishops), and will include ample time for fraternity, prayer, and relaxation.

SAVE THE DATE – KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RETREAT: January 4-6, 2019

SAVE THE DATE – CURSILLO TEAM MEETING: January 11-12, 2019

Theme and Details forthcoming.





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