A spiritual retreat can be a fulfilling experience. A retreat offers the opportunity to be refreshed physically and spiritually, gives you the grace to be yourself,  and the invitation to deeper transformation. On retreat, there is quality time to bring your life situations, events, and experiences to prayer while developing a deeper connection with God. 

Private Directed Retreats

Come to Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center for a retreat that is customized for wherever you may be in life. Whether looking for greater meaning in life, transitioning in life, or just needing a period of rest, we invite you to include us in this time. While staying in one of our cabins, you are invited to schedule regular check-ins with one of our spiritual directorsSpiritual direction can help you process your retreat experience and assist you in deepening your relationship with God.

Themed Retreats

Art Retreat
Vacation with a Purpose
Beginning Watercolor Workshop

July 5-9, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm each day


This workshop is for first timers and those wanting to expand their beginning skills. We will explore the enchantment of water and watercolor paints. Bring supplies you already have or wait for suggestions on what you may want to purchase. I advise getting paints that have the AP marking and soft watercolor brushes. Basic supplies maybe bought in class. We will discuss preparing paper, painting techniques and some color theory. Subjects for painting will be florals, landscapes, seascapes, etc. Bring a lunch.

Workshop for the week: $200 or $40 each day if not attending the full week. Workshop with cabin stay (private room in a shared cabin): $475. Deposit $100. Meals not included.

Register by Monday, June 7, 2021

Sister Karen Kappell, FSPA

Gabriel the Archangel

September 12-18, 2021
7:00pm Sunday – 1:00pm Saturday


Icon writing/painting is a meaningful prayer practice and an art form with a rich, inspirational history. At this workshop , each participant will write/paint an icon of Gabriel the Archangel. No painting experience is needed. All materials and supplies are provided. By the end of the week, participants will have a beautifully completed icon varnished and ready to display. The $650 resident fee includes a private room in a shared cabin and all meals. $475 for commuters includes one meal a day. Register by Friday, September 3. Include a $100 deposit with registration.

Register by Monday, June 7, 2021.

Barb Lawless

Canticle of St. Francis Retreat

November 5 – 7
5:00pm Friday – 11:00am Sunday


“Be praised” St. Francis cries out in his canticle naming the sun, moon, stars, wind, water, earth and all living creatures as “brothers” and “sisters.” This retreat will
give us time to pray with our “brothers and sisters” and learn more about their ways and the wisdom they offer us. Fee: $260 for a private room in a shared cabin, commuters $150. Beginning and ending meals provided. Include a $100 deposit with registration.

Register by October 27, 2021.

Pat Pintens