Journey into Silence Retreat ~ Summer Peace (6-Day Retreat in Conway, MI)


Sunday 06/18/2023 - Friday 06/23/2023
Retreat begins with dinner at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 18, and concludes around 2:30 pm on Friday, June 23.

Join us for Journey into Silence Retreat ~ Summer Peace, a six-day silent retreat, beginning June 18, 2023.

Silence the world around you. Silence the world within you. Silence the thoughts that shout out to you. In the stillness hear God’s voice. In the quiet, sense the Divine’s presence and the spiritual love that is waiting to embrace you.

Gently enter into silence during this retreat experience. A spiritual director will be here to companion with you on this summer silent retreat (learn more about spiritual direction).

This retreat is held at the Augustine Center Retreat House. The center is a retreat house welcoming individuals and groups for ongoing formation, education, and spirituality. The Augustine Center is located in Conway, Michigan, on the northern border of Petoskey.


The Journey Into Silence Retreat begins with dinner at 5:30 pm on Sunday, June 18, and concludes around 2:30 pm on Friday, June 23.



Diane Zerfas OP

Esther Yff-Prins

Spiritual Director, Facilitator

Esther Yff-Prins listens to sacred stories in spiritual direction and mentors aspiring spiritual directors. She writes poetry and lives an intentional, contemplative life.

Retreat Details


Questions: Dominican Center via phone at 616.514.3325 or by emailing

Catechist Certification

Many programs offered at Dominican Center Marywood may be taken for credit toward Catechist Certification for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. These programs are assigned a Content Formation Dimension (CFD). After attending the class in person, watching it live, or as a video on demand, go to the Catechist Certification Credit Form. Fill out the form and answer the reflection questions. The completed form needs to be printed and submitted to your religious education director in your parish.

Registration Fee and Information

  • Cost: $565
  • Includes spiritual direction, meals, and room.
  • Space is limited – please register at your earliest convenience.
  • Financial scholarships are available – call to request information.
  • View Dominican Center Marywood’s Refund Policy

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