Weekend Retreats

Upcoming Retreat Weekends for 2018

St. Mary’s Retreat House offers eleven weekend retreats for women each year. See our retreat listings below to find a retreat with a director or theme that invites you to come and enrich your spiritual life.

Cost for a scheduled weekend (Friday evening – Sunday after the noon meal) is $160 and includes lodging, meals and program. A non-refundable deposit of $40 is required.

Check-in is Friday, 5 to 7pm, with the retreat beginning at 8pm.

Please contact either the coordinator or team member listed below the description of a retreat for more information and/or before registering online/printing and mailing form – space may be limited!!

February 23-25, 2018: “ANCESTRY.COMmunity: Celebrating Our Lineage and Legacy” with Nancy Mason Bordley

If we don’t know where we’ve been, it’s hard to understand where we’re going. In this retreat, we’ll touch on God’s history, our part in it, and how we understand our future and our legacy.

If you can bring a family picture or pictures of your ancestors, it might give you an opportunity to hold them in spirit as we celebrate our lineage.

Nancy Mason Bordley has ministered professionally in the areas of Religious Education and Adult Education, Worship, and Music for over 35 years. She is a spiritual director and facilitates retreats. Her education background includes a Doctor of Ministry, a M.A. in Pastoral Studies, and a B.A. in Religious Education.

For more information or to reserve a room, please call either:

Diane Smith*: 734-285-9124
Genny Beaudrie: 313-841-0361
Vera Rodriguez: 313-9499121
Kathy LeBoeuf 734-692-8827

2-23-18 Retreat: print and mail in form here!

OR click here to register ONLINE!

March 2-4, 2018: “It’s Time to Come Into Your Own” with Fr. Chester Smith, SVD

Come… be engaged into a process of reflection, exploration and regeneration. Come gain wisdom about coming into your own as well as learn 8 pathways to guide you for the journey.

Fr. Chester Smith SVD, [Divine Word Missionary], is Director of Bowman Francis Ministry. A native of Chicago, he completed his Divinity program at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. His retreat ministry has included 10 years at Miramar Retreat Center in Duxbury, MA. and 20 years as Retreat Master for parishes across the USA and Caribbean Islands.

For more information or to reserve a room, please call either:

Tamara Dodson*: 313-510-0692
Dana Marshall*: 313-485-4830
Marcilee Rivers: 313-882-5696
Maria Marshall: 313-891-3242

3-2-18 Retreat: print and mail in form here!

OR click here to register ONLINE!

March 16-18, 2018: “Accept What Is, Let Go Of What Was and Have Faith In What Will Be” with Fr. Cornelius O’Keke

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. We need to learn how to “unburden” our hearts, souls and our minds. Jesus says “ you are never too broken for my Grace!” God sometimes uses our deepest pain as the launching pad of our greatest calling.

Fr. Cornelius Okeke is presently ministering in Ecorse in the Archdiocese of Detroit where he is known for his captivating preaching. His past experience includes teaching in a diocesan seminary and preaching retreats in Nigeria. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Gregorian University in Rome and is the author of five books and is involved in the training of formators for the African Continent.

For more information or to reserve a room, please call either:

Dee Woolley: 313-999-9386
Lauren Howling: 313-377-8602
Lia Maloney: 313-299-2992

3-16-18 Retreat: print and mail in form here!

OR click here to register ONLINE!

March 23-25, 2018: “Claiming Our Inheritance: Living in the Fullness of Our Identity as Daughters of God.” with Fr. Pierre Ingram, CC

The earnest prayer of St. Paul is that all Christians “may know what is the hope to which [God] has called [us], what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe” (Eph. 1:17-19).

Tragically, a large proportion of Christians have not been led to appreciate their full inheritance as daughters and sons of God in Christ, and as a result, both receive from God and offer to him far less than what he intends. The aim of this retreat is to invite participants to discover and to respond to the fullness of their God-given identity.

Fr. Pierre Ingram, CC was ordained in 1995 and is a member of the Companions of the Cross, a Society of Apostolic Life dedicated to the New Evangelization founded in 1985. Since 2012 he has resided in Detroit, Michigan, and has been an assistant professor of sacramental theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. He serves as weekend associate at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Plymouth, Mich., and has led a number of preached and directed retreats for religious women, seminarians, and lay people.

For more information or to reserve a room, please call either:

Ann Weingartz*: 586-322-1925
Lisa Stefoff: 734-646-7322
Juanita Lim: 248-548-7345

Please contact Ann for registration; online forms not available here.