Retreat Centers

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

A retreat is designed as time spent away from your daily life, for any given amount of time, to help with spiritual growth and prayer. Its purpose can be for solitary reflection or bringing people together. Retreats can be open to members of your communities including those from parishes, ministries, schools or congregations. Indoors or outdoors, in silence or in the midst of music and voices, a retreat is a way of leaving behind the typical distractions of life. It is a way of reconnecting with God to help to examine your Christian life, improve your relationships and deepen your faith.

Felician Sisters minister at two retreat centers:

Maryville Retreat Center

Holly, MI

Infused with Franciscan spirituality, Maryville Retreat Center offers a peaceful, comfortable, pastoral setting, with a variety of programming to enrich and inspire. Overlooking beautiful Lake Elliott, Maryville’s 240-acre campus has space for conferences, company workshops and private retreats.

The retreat center has a variety of large and small meeting rooms, a dining space with an expansive lake view, and a spacious chapel framed by towering oak and pine trees. Accommodations feature both single and double rooms — all with private bathrooms. Cottages and conference areas provide additional space ideal for youth retreats and gatherings.

Choose from Taizé prayer, lectures, silent retreats and spiritual direction. Programs for reflection and spiritual guidance are also available. The Felician Sisters welcome you to attend seasonal programs created to inspire women and men of faith to step away from their busy lives and find peace.

For information about spiritual direction, programming or group retreats at Maryville Retreat Center, contact:
Sister Noel Marie Gabriel, Maryville Executive Director
773-406-9022 /

Jericho House

Wainfleet, ON

Jericho House is truly an oasis of hospitality, mutuality and advocacy. This retreat center is a joint Mission of the Felician Sisters and the Christian Brothers. It is a multi-faith center for education in leadership for youth and adults, focusing on justice and spirituality around ecology issues. On 17 acres near the TransCanada Trail and Lake Erie, beside the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s Wainfleet Wetlands, Jericho House offers an ideal setting for retreats, conferences, workshops, seminars and special occasion functions.

Come and enjoy your personal and educational events with outdoor recreation, nature walks, hiking, snowshoeing, swimming, bird watching, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

For information about spiritual direction, programming or group retreats at Jericho House, contact:
Sr. Jacquie Keefe, Jericho House Co-Director
905-732-1894 /

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Founded in Poland in 1855, the Felician Sisters are a congregation of women religious inspired by the spiritual ideals of their foundress, Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, and Saints Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Felix of Cantalice. Arriving in North America in 1874 following Blessed Mary Angela’s directive “to serve where needed,” they helped to weave the social service system. Today, the Felician Sisters founded, sponsor or support through the presence of our sisters, more than 40 ministries – all continuing to evolve to meet the needs of the people they serve.

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