Washington, Michigan: Capuchin Retreat Center
The history of the Capuchin Retreat Center:
In the early 1950’s, Fr. Lawrence Merten started offering retreats at a home in St. Clair, Michigan. These retreats became so popular that they soon outgrew their space. Then, in 1965, Michigan native and Capuchin retreatant, Art Zaske of Mt. Vernon, provided a 95-acre plot of land for purchase. Fr. Simon Hesse was given the challenge to build a retreat house on this beautiful place. Fr. Simon raised the funds and by 1968 the cornerstone was laid on the first building.
About the Capuchin Retreat Center:
Traveling to the Capuchin Retreat Center:
Detroit has a major airport, and traveling from there to the retreat center has to be done by taxi.
Address: 62460 Mt. Vernon Road, Washington, MI 48094
GPS coordinates: 42° 45′ 10.7928” N, 83° 4′ 57.0720” W
Tel: +1 (248) 651-4826 Fax: +1 (248) 650-4910
Click here for the official website of the Capuchin Retreat Center in Washington, Michigan.