Your Word is my delight

Retreat dates:

October 8-12, 2017


St. Francis Retreat Center
703 E Main St,
Dewitt, MI 48820

...Just 5 minutes north of Lansing! Easy to get to from the airport.

Your Word is My Delight: A Catholic Writers Retreat

Do you need time away to finish or start a manuscript? Work on that proposal? Organize your writing project? Finish work to meet your editor’s deadline? This retreat, offered every other year, is popular because it is a true writers' retreat, offering you abundant time to work and time to critique with other Catholic writers.

Come! Delight in God's Word and Sacrament. Delight in writing in a beautiful and serene retreat setting. Delight in meeting and sharing with other Catholic writers and publishers.

Cost of the retreat is $550.00 per person, and includes four nights’ accommodations and meals. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at registration.


Register online at or email

Our Speakers

Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Scalia, Obl. OSB

Elizabeth Scalia is Editor-in-Chief of the English edition of, an online Catholic lifestyle magazine publishing in seven languages. She is the author of Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us (OSV) and Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life. Elizabeth is a Benedictine Oblate, an international speaker, and an award-winning Catholic columnist whose work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Guardian (UK) and many other secular and sacred publications. Her children long grown, she lives on Long Island with her husband and a very fast, very funny looking dog.


Guest Speaker: Fr. Douglas Osborn

Fr. Douglas Osborn is a beloved, high energy presenter in the Diocese of Lansing—and beyond!—offering presentations with religious groups, parishes, and special retreats. He will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a priest in 2018!


Guest Speaker: Sheri Wohlfert

Sheri Wohlfert is a veteran motivational humorist who combines her huge sense of humor and her deep love of God into presentations that leave the audience laughing, thinking, praying and finding God's fingerprints in all corners of life! She offers Hospitality Training nationally, is a contributor to and writer for Catholic Mom books and website.

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