Marygrove Retreat Center
"Come away with me into a desert place . . and rest awhile." (Mark 6:31)

Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Fr. Jamie - Director of Marygrove Dear Friends,

Our Summer/Fall Retreat Catalog is late getting to you this year. I want to take this opportunity to thank all who support Marygrove, either by coming on retreat, giving generous donations, and most especially prayers.

If you haven't been to Marygrove in a while, please consider coming on a Parish Retreat this year. A Silent Directed Retreat might be what you need. Perhaps the Wise men and Wise women retreat. You want to really prepare for Christmas this year? Then come to Marygrove for our overnight in December: "Something Wonderful is About to Happen: Advent Retreat." Don't let this year pass without making a good retreat.

It's ironic that Marygrove is such a busy place; when so many people come here to escape the busyness of life! All of us at Marygrove are dedicated to keep this a peaceful place where you can rest. We'll keep this a place of beauty, where you can clear your mind and think through all the difficult decisions you face. We'll keep this a place of hospitality, where you will feel encouraged in good humor, and welcomed as friends. Most importantly, we'll keep this a holy place where you can pray, be guided toward Christ, and be strengthened in the Faith.

Again, thank you for supporting Marygrove. I know there are many good places one can make a retreat. Thanks for choosing Marygrove!

Fr. Brian Gerber

PS. Every year, it is truly an honor to welcome the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to Marygrove Retreat Center for their annual retreat. This year, we are very privileged to welcome Marge McGinley as our guest director. Marge has over twenty years of parish ministry experience combined with twelve years of casual relief hospital chaplaincy and fifteen years of care of the poor in the community of Mt. Holly. This retreat is intended to feed the spirit of those who are constantly drained while feeding others. If you are a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, if you work at a St. Vincent de Paul Store, or if you volunteer hours at "St. Vinny's," this retreat could be what you need to keep Christ the center of your work.


Also, please consider the Eight Day Silent Retreat Aug 9-16. There is a Three Day Silent directed retreated in November as well. You can find out more about our retreats from the link on the left.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

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Marygrove is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, about 110 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, on the beautiful Garden Peninsula. As you travel 17 miles west from Manistique or 35 miles east of Escanaba, you will find Garden Corners and the intersection of US-2 and M-183. Marygrove can be easily found in the Village of Garden on M-183, 9 miles south of US-2.

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