Marianist Retreat Center’s Upcoming Events

We invite you to prayerfully consider attending any – or all – of 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 guests who have reserved our facility.

May 29, 2024 (rescheduled from 5.8.24) from 7 pm – 8:30 pm – In this third of a three-part series on the Marianist Founders, Brother Jesse O’Neill, SM, will guide us as we uncover the inspiring story of Adele de Batz de Tranquellon, co-founder of the Marianist Sisters. Learn about her dedication to service, her commitment to social justice, and her profound spiritual journey. Admission is free and registration is not required. We hope to see you here!

June 15, 2024 from 9 am – 5 pm – Hearts of Mary Retreat has been revamped to offer a shared retreat experience for Mothers and Daughters of all ages. Talks and content range from age specific breakout sessions to ageless whole group presentations, providing everyone a chance to explore their current faith life and go deeper with their loved ones. Experience prayer through art, guided mother and daughter discussions, a unique adoration encounter with Jesus, and exploration of our beautiful ground. (120 acres filled with nature, hiking trails, and outdoor prayer experiences.)

July 12 – 14, 2024 is our annual Married Couple’s Retreat – 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, featuring a dynamic retreat team who have been married a combined total of 85 years: Barb & Larry Kendrick, Rachel & David Leininger, and Lisa & Paul Masek.

August 1 & 2, 2024 is our Annual Educator’s Retreat, once again featuring Father Joe Kempf, a dynamic speaker, author and storyteller. This retreat offers a one-day option or an overnight option – you choose! And if you are not an educator, how cool would it be to pay for your favorite educator to attend? I mean, if anyone deserves a time of refreshment & renewal before a new school year begins, it has to be our beloved educators!

December 6 – 8, 2024 is our Annual Advent Retreat and registration will be open soon. For now, just know that the terrific trio of Steve Givens, Lucia Signorelli, and Fr. Tom Santen will be our presenters, and their working theme is: The Word is Still Becoming Flesh. So, you know, you might want to mark your calendar for this one.

COMING IN 2025 (in case you’re a planner like us)

Saturday, January 18, 2025 from 9 am – 7 pm is our second annual Seeds of Healing Retreat (this link will take you to the information on the 2024 event, for now). Losing a loved one to suicide or any tragic death is a pain that no one can prepare for. The roller coaster of emotions is enough to make one doubt God’s presence in the situation. This day of reflection is designed to help in the journey through these emotions and come out renewed with confidence in God’s love and care for each one of us.