Marriage Retreats

The Cana Institute offers a variety of programs for spouses to attend and learn together. Our immersive retreats begin Friday evening and continue through midday Sunday on select weekends throughout the year. 


Marriage and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

This retreat teaches you how to integrate Ignatian Spirituality into your married life through the exercises of St. Ignatius. It provides a guide to achieve greater intimacy by finding God in your daily graces and challenges.  

Bridget Brennan and Jerry Shen will use their book, “Falling in Love... Finding God; Marriage and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola” to lead you and your spouse through a weekend of instruction, reflection and transformation to more spiritually integrated marriage.

Growing in Love with One Another, Growing in Love with God: The Marriage Journey

From “How and Why We Decide to Marry” to “Where Do We Go From Here: Changing our Habits”—plus a variety of related topics dealing with love, marriage, intimacy and communication – this program offers insights and instruction that will resonate every couple. Use this weekend to reconnect, renew and reenergize your relationship with each other—and with God.


Retreat Weekends:

Falling in Love, Staying in Love and Finding God in it All!
Couples will be invited to reflect on their marriage journey, and in that reflection come to understand more clearly how God works in and through our very ordinary married lives.

To find out more or to schedule an event, contact Bridget Brennan.

314 313 0613


What They’re Saying...


“The depth of the message and the conviction with which you both presented is a testimony to how seriously you work to make a couples’ retreat so valuable to us.  We have a much greater appreciation of what the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius can do for our spiritual and marital lives, both individually and as a couple.”

~ Jordan & Marianne W.,
Oshkosh, Wisconsin