he 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.
You are my place for quiet retreat I wait for your word to renew me.PSALM 119:114
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.
Aver 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, private bathroom, individual heating and air-conditioning, linens provided. A number of handicapped-accessible rooms are also available.
Our Shrine has 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.
ARE YOU READY TO PLAN YOUR RETREAT! PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM
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: 4000