Marillac Center

Marillac Center
Leavenworth, Kansas

Built in 2003, Marillac Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, is located on the Mother House grounds, within a natural landscape of lovely trees, spacious parkland and fields, walkways and lively fountains. As a retreat and spirituality center, Marillac strives to create a place of quiet beauty and peaceful reflection which nurtures the inward journey in response to the Divine call.

In a spirit of hospitality, this well-designed modern facility welcomes individuals seeking solitude as well as groups needing a “place away” for planning and renewal.

About Marillac Center

Marillac Center carries the name of Saint Louise de Marillac, the 17th century Frenchwoman who, together with Saint Vincent de Paul, founded the Daughters of Charity. Her spirit of prayer, service and hospitality permeates our center.  Louise struggled to find balance in her life of family, ministry, and the deep call of the God within. Marillac Center seeks to provide this kind of place and atmosphere for prayer, retreat, and quiet.

Groups also find Marillac to be a welcoming facility to gather for planning, education, and renewal. In typical Charity tradition, Marillac is a Roman Catholic Center that welcomes people of other faith traditions.


Marillac Center, established in the spirit of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, provides an environment of prayer, peace, hope, and transformation. Through this center, located adjacent to the Sisters of Charity Mother House, the Sisters share their holy ground, their story, and charism with those who seek to grow spiritually and deepen their quest for God.


Retreats, conferences, spiritual, holistic, and educational programs are offered through Marillac Center. Guests are received in a spirit of hospitality offered in humility, simplicity and charity.


Marillac Center offers the following forms of retreat:

  • Preached retreats
  • Guided retreats
  • Directed retreats
  • Private retreats

Private retreats may be scheduled depending upon availability of space. Individually directed retreats may also be scheduled.

2017 Retreats- brochure

Marillac Center Labyrinth

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