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You are my place for quiet retreat I wait for your word to renew me.

PSALM 119:114
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Welcome to AVE MARIA RETREAT HOUSE


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.




Begin planning your visit to Ave Maria Retreat House’s peaceful grounds.

Discover The Right Retreat Experience for You

Throughout the year, the Pauline Fathers offer the following directed retreats and days of recollection:

  • Lenten Retreat
  • Advent Retreat
  • Marian Retreat
  • Eucharistic Retreat
  • Vocations Retreat
  • Retreats for Dependencies
  • Youth Retreat
  • Married Couples Retreat
  • Retreats for Priests & Religious
  • Retreat for Catholic Educators

For specific dates and to register, please contact Shrine Office at 215 345-0600 or check our Calendar of Events

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ENJOY A WIDE RANGE OF AMENITIES


Our dedicated staff ensures that Ave Maria Retreat House features and facilities are available to visiting groups. These amenities include:

Air conditioned Private Rooms


Free Wifi


3 Conference Rooms


Outdoor picnic areas



Spiritual Guider


Peacefull & Beautiful Grounds - sacred spaces


Library


On-site catering is available upon request




CHOOSE A BEAUTIFUL & PEACEFUL GROUNDS


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.


OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS 


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.


CONFERENCES & MEETING FACILITIES


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.


CHAPELS & PRIVATE SPACES


Visitors will find in almost every hallway communal meeting spaces, private oratories, confessionals and small chapels for retreat activities.


SEE OUR GROUNDS


See our beautiful Retreat House grounds using 360 virtual tour.


WE OFFER



DAYS OF RECOLLECTION

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.

9:00am Arrival,

9:15am Coffe & Danish,
10:00am Welcome & Conference,

Free Time
11:15am Confession, Mass & Rosary

Free Time

2:00pm Shrine Tour,
4:00pm Departure

**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 RETREATS

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.

FRIDAY

4:00pm Arrival/Checkin,

6:30pm Dinner,
8:00pm Conference,

9:00pm Holy Hour/Night, Prayers,
10:00pm Retire

SATURDAY

7:00am Rise,

8:00am Breakfast,
9:00 am Conference,

11:15am Confession, Mass & Rosary,

12:30pm Lunch,
3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy,
Free time,

6:00pm Dinner,

8:00pm Conference,

9:00pm Holy Hour/Night Prayers,
10:00pm Retire

SUNDAY

7:00am Rise,

8:00am Breakfast,
9:00am Conference,

11:00am Mass,
12:00pm Lunch,

1:00pm Departure

 





Are you ready to Plan Your Retreat?

PLEASE FILL OUT RETREAT ONLINE FORM

If you are unsure of where to begin when planning your retreatOur staff can help! PLEASE CONTACT OUR RETREAT HOUSE OFFICE AT 215 345 0600, ext: 4005

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