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 2019


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:

  • Feb 15-17...Parish Retreat (Sault Ste. Marie, Flat Rock, Newberry, Negaunee, St. Ignace)
  • Mar 8-10...Parish Retreat (Cathedral)
  • Apr 26-28...Parish Retreat (Escanaba, Ishpeming, Gwinn, Lake Linden, Houghton)

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


SNOWBALL 2019!!!!

March 2, 2019
A magical evening of dinner, dancing, and fun with other supporters of Marygrove. Held in Escanaba at the Terrace Bay Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are $40.00 per person and are in limited supply call Marygrove for tickets or more details. Knights of Columbus “Brother Felix Council” is sponsoring this event...This year promises to be even more spectacular than last year!


(3 weekends in July)
Weekends of faith, prayer, and fun with the whole family, as well as some time at the beach. Register now as the weekends fill up quickly!


January 3-5, 2020
Join with your fellow Knights for a weekend of fellowship and spiritual growth.


For young people 16-20
April 5-7 & November 8-10
Youth Encounter can be described as an intense weekend of understanding and experiencing the Christian Faith. 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 website for Youth Encounter and watch the video “Christ is counting on You” at or


February 1 - 3
Peter Herbeck will lead this year’s retreat, which is always a full weekend. There are still a few rooms available.


March 29-31
Retreat for Strengthening Marriage

Retrouvaille is a weekend program for deeply troubled marriages. If you are separated, considering divorce, or experiencing other serious problems in your marriage, Retrouvaille might be your lifeline. For more information please visit or call at 1-800-470-2230.


The Senior Citizens retreat emphasizes the value of age and wisdom. A quiet, reflective retreat at a slower pace, but with a lot of fun. This retreat begins with supper at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and wraps up at lunch on Thursday. $90 for a single, or $160 for a married couple.
(Director: Fr. Darryl Pepin)

Silent Directed Retreats

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. Meals are eaten in silence. No emails or television. Mass and communal daily prayer are offered. Retreatants will meet individually with a spiritual director, who will listen, encourage, and guide you towards seeing God’s work in your life. Take a break from the noise and come away refreshed! (Three Day: $150, Six Day: $260, eight day:$375)

  • Feb 5 – 10 (Six Day)
  • May 3 – 8 (Six Day, A special silent retreat for Campus Ministry Students (others may join)
  • June 21-23 (Three Day)
  • Sep 30-Oct 7 (Eight day)
  • Dec 6-8 (3-day)


June 2 – June 8
Tatiana Berestova and Dmitrii Berestov will be directing participants of all skill levels, in the art, history, and theology of Byzantine iconography. Everyone will create their own icon. This is a remarkable opportunity to learn from true masters of this sacred art form. Deadline for the registration is February 15. Cost: $800 for advanced level, $850 for beginners (includes supplies). For more information contact Christine Groleau at 906-420-3833

Marriage Retreat

October 18-20
The Retreat that guests have been asking for!! Married couples will get to know themselves, each other and God in their marriage relationship. It is not intended for troubled marriages but as an enrichment for any married couple. Cost is $250 per couple, Directors are Steve and Pat Lynott

Download the Marygrove Spring/Summer brochure

Register on-line

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