Married Couple’s Retreat (2024)


All married couples – whether you’ve been married one day, one hundred years, or anywhere in between – are invited to attend our 3rd annual married couple’s retreat here at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center the weekend of July 12 – 14, 2024.

Our retreat team is still working out the details and developing our theme, but it’s not too early to register; based upon the responses we had to last year’s retreat, we just might sell out!

Doors will open at 4 pm on Friday, the retreat officially begins with dinner at 6 pm on Friday night, and we will conclude at 10 am on Sunday. The cost per couple is $360, and we can accommodate 40 couples. The first 20 couples to register get dibs on a room with one queen bed, and the last 20 couples who register will be in rooms that have two twin beds.

We will offer large group presentations, opportunities for small group discussion, chances to chat one-on-one with your spouse, communal prayer experiences, time for private prayer and recreation, prayer ministry with our retreat leaders, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Adoration, and Mass. Since we want this retreat to be what you most need, attendance at all sessions will be optional; please allow the Spirit to lead you! We will also conclude each evening with some social time, so please bring your own favorite adult beverages should you care to imbibe.

Our retreat leaders for the weekend are Barb & Larry Kendrick, Rachel & David Leininger, and Lisa & Paul Masek.

Barb and Larry are members of Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield. They have been married 43 years, have 3 children, enjoy traveling, Adoration together, and being grandparents to 7 beautiful angels. They enjoy watching their grandkids’ sporting events, having for sleepovers, and pool time.  Barb is a volunteer at the Marianist Retreat Center and Larry serves on our retreat center’s Board of Directors.

David and Rachel are members of Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights. They have been married for 8 years, have a small army of children, ages 7 and under, and enjoy STL sports teams, funny tv shows, wrangling elementary-aged soccer teams, and reading the same book 150+ times. David is a web developer with The New York Times and Rachel is a full-time mama, author, and speaker. They both enjoy volunteering with MORE Team as their insane family schedule allows.

Paul & Lisa are members of Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield. They have been married for 34 years, have four children, enjoy hiking & traveling, and love to laugh. Paul is the program director at the Marianist Retreat Center, directs the ministry of the MORE Team, and Lisa works at Parkway West Middle School for Special School District as a para – while helping at the Marianist Retreat Center as her schedule allows.

Our retreat leaders have already begun praying for you; please pray for them!