Programs For Guests
We welcome you to discern spending some time with our community. Madonna House offers programs for working guests, families, those discerning priesthood, ordained clergy, and applicants for the apostolate.
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Visiting Working Guests
Men and Women are welcome to visit Madonna House as a volunteer working guest. With a minimum stay of 7 days, guests take part in our structured life of service, focused on the love of Christ.
Cana Colony: Family Retreat
A very special outreach of Madonna House is for families. Today with so many influences working against family values, fathers, mothers and children need help and support in living the Gospel. Our program, called Cana Colony, provides a unique way for families to learn together how to incarnate the Gospel in daily life. This retreat takes place in the summer months.
Discern Becoming A Priest
Madonna House conducts a seven-month program of formation for men interested in the vocation of priesthood in the Catholic Church. The men live and work with the Madonna House community in a routine much like the one outlined for volunteer working guests, with the addition of special classes.
Associate Priests
As Madonna House has grown, many diocesan priests have asked to become associated with our apostolate, living out the spirit of The Little Mandate in their home dioceses. We now have more than 125 priests, deacons, bishops and archbishops who are Madonna House Associates