“One constant in my ever evolving spiritual life is a yearly retreat at St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center in Detroit. For fifteen of the last 18 years I have spent a weekend with men from my former parish and from other parishes in the Detroit area.  No stranger to different kinds….”  click on link to read his article:  http://catholicexchange.com/advancing-in-the-spirit#.WEh43BhVyT0.facebook

~ Timothy Lusch (Passionist Weekend Retreatant and Captain)


“I cannot put into words what the retreat meant to me and how spiritual it was to regroup quietly and contemplate my life, myself, my gifts, my struggles, etc. Every single talk was speaking to me in some way. I put my heart and soul into the retreat and got rewarded with new insights, new love and new faith in our Lord!”

~Sandy (Passionist Weekend Retreatant)


“Everyone at St. Paul’s does a top notch job of caring for each individual on retreat. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and a great example of God’s Love in action. The retreat house and grounds are kept beautifully, and it has excellent accommodations for both large and small group meetings. Thank you for aiding us in the education and spiritual development of our students!”

~Sophia Fay (St. John Jesuit High School Leader)


“I make my living putting on events. As with many things, Quality, Price and Service are the measure of a facility. In all three St. Paul’s excels. From concept to execution there is an attitude of care and concern from St. Paul’s for my events. I would highly recommend St. Paul’s and would gladly speak with anyone about our experiences.”

~ Ermin Gornik (Word of Life Administrator)


“I have loved working with the staff at St. Paul of the Cross! They are helpful and supportive, looking for ways to meet our needs and make things work. The atmosphere is peaceful and welcoming. I have enjoyed every event we have held there.”

~Sr. Glynis McManamon, RGS (Sisters of the Good Shepherd Project Manager)


“The St. Paul of the Cross Retreat & Conference Center was perfect for our retreat; the food was fantastic, the bedrooms had everything one would need; and the overall feel of the place was very welcoming and accommodating. The Chapel specifically was incredible in all of its details and really helped set the focus on God, which is what a retreat is all about! Overall St. Paul’s was fantastic and I feel like I have a home there. I look forward to the next time I get to return.”

~Mary Kate T. (Fr. Gabriel Richard High School Student)