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You are my place for quiet retreat I wait for your word to renew me.PSALM 119:114
The Ave Maria retreat center has been a place of prayer, healing, joy and conversion for more than a million people. Over the years, retreatants have traveled here from the suburban Philadelphia area, all 50 states and several countries. The Pauline Fathers and Brothers would like to invite you to come as you are and join us for a retreat.
Whether a group requires accommodations for a retreat, reflection, conference, meeting or another event, Ave Maria Retreat House is prepared to welcome each guest and ensure their comfort. Learn more about our overnight accommodations, conference facilities and other amenities to find the space that meets your needs.
Throughout the year, the Pauline Fathers offer the following directed retreats and days of recollection:
For specific dates and to register, please contact Shrine Office at 215 345-0600 or check our Calendar of Events
Our dedicated staff ensures that Ave Maria Retreat House features and facilities are available to visiting groups. These amenities include:
Ave Maria Retreat House occupies a 100-acre expanse of beautiful grounds surrounded by wooded peace valley park and new galena lake. All visiting groups are welcome to utilize every feature of our prayerful grounds.
Ave Maria Retreat House, provides overnight retreatants comfortable individual bedrooms to return to each night for further prayer and reflection. Each room contains a single or double bed, priavte bathroom, individual heating and air-conditioning, linens provided. A number of handicapped-accessible rooms are also available.
Our Shrine have 3 conference halls. One of our largest Visitor Conference Center, can accommodate up to 200 visitors at once. Common areas include a Chapel, dining hall and multiple meeting rooms and breakout areas for small or large groups. A multimedia room includes sound equipment and staging as well as general presentation technology. Wi-Fi is available in meeting areas.
Visitors will find in almost every hallway communal meeting spaces, private oratories, confessionals and small chapels for retreat activities.
See our beautiful Retreat House grounds using 360 virtual tour.
The Czestochowa Shrine offers the perfect setting to hold Days of Recollection, seminars and conferences. Several facilities are available to accommodate large and small groups. Audio/visual equipment is also available to show videos and presentations.
9:15am Coffe & Danish,
10:00am Welcome & Conference,
11:15am Confession, Mass & Rosary
2:00pm Shrine Tour,
**Groups and organizations are welcome to provide their own speakers and programs. lf needed, the Pauline Fathers are available to give talks based on your choice of topics. Programs can be adjusted to meet a group’s needs, audience and time constraints.
Multi-day, overnight retreats are given at the Ave Maria Retreat House, located on the Shrine grounds. The Pauline Fathers are available to lead retreats or groups may engage their own facilitators.
9:00pm Holy Hour/Night, Prayers,
9:00 am Conference,
11:15am Confession, Mass & Rosary,
3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy,
9:00pm Holy Hour/Night Prayers,
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If you are unsure of where to begin when planning your retreat? Our staff can help! PLEASE CONTACT OUR RETREAT HOUSE OFFICE AT 215 345 0600, ext: 4005