Marianist Retreat Center 2023 Retreat Opportunities

We invite you to prayerfully consider attending these events here at our retreat center that are open to the general public –

We consider our Inspire Monthly Marianist Prayer Gatherings to be mini-retreats, as they include praise and worship led by local musicians, inspiring messages from gifted presenters, group discussion, time for mingling, and snacks. These events are free, and all are welcome. Please note that we generally meet once every month, though days and dates vary so that we don’t disturb groups who have reserved our facility.

On July 7-9, 2023 we are offering our 2nd annual Married Couple’s Retreat, which will be a great opportunity to spend some time away from it all to deepen your relationship with God while strengthening your marriage. Consider it a weekend-long date with your favorite person on the planet!

On July 21-22, 2023 we are rebooting, by popular demand, our Hearts of Mary Retreat for mothers and daughters. This 24-hour event is designed to help mothers (biological and spiritual) and their daughters (biological and spiritual) to explore how to apply the love and virtues of Mary and the Marianist founders Marie Therese and Adele to our modern day lives. And how cool is it that this event is being planned and presented by two mother/daughter combos!

On Wednesday and Thursday, August 2 & 3, 2023 will be hosting our annual Retreat for Educators; a wonderful chance to Come, Pray, and Recharge! Our keynote presenter on Wednesday will be the always inspirational Fr. Joe Kempf, pastor of Most Sacred Heart Parish in Eureka, MO. We offer a one-day option and an overnight option. Wouldn’t this be a wonderful gift to give to your favorite educator?

From August 4-11, 2023, Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis is offering an 8-Day Centering Prayer Retreat here at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center, facilitated by Fr. Bill Sheehan, OMI. Drawing on the rich heritage of monastic spirituality, the goal of this form of Christian prayer is to foster a deeper intimacy with Christ through the silence of contemplative prayer. We can’t think of a more beautiful and peaceful place to experience such a wonderful retreat!

We are thrilled to announce that the terrific trio of Steve Givens, Fr. Tom Santen, and Lucia Signorelli are coming back for our annual Advent Retreat on the weekend of December 8-10, 2023. You won’t want to miss this awesome weekend experience with these incredible retreat leaders who are also trained in the fine art of spiritual direction. Mark your calendar now, way before that busy holiday season comes back!