Retrouvaille Marriage Ministry

pronounced retro-vi (sounds like eye) is a lifeline for marriages. An International ministry designed to help hurting couples heal and renew their marriages. 

About Us

Our History


Retrouvaille is derived from the french word "rediscovery." Since its inception in 1977, in the province of Quebec, Canada, there are a multitude of marriages strengthened by the Godly content of the weekend program and post-weekend programs. Our Christian ministry (Catholic in origin) is volunteer based.

Southeast Retrouvaille (Rochester, Winona, and surrounding areas) is a small fraction of our worldwide Retrouvaille ministry. We are blessed to have thriving communities in Canada, Central & South America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Western Pacific.

Visit the International Retrouvaille Website to learn more. marriage retreat marriage ministry 501c3

Our Mission


"A community of disciples empowered by the Holy Spirit  to help heal hurting marriages" 

Our Program



The Retrouvaille weekend will provide a very unique experience individually and as a couple. It is not to be confused with a conference, retreat, counseling session, or seminar. 

Our Retrouvaille ministry will help restore healthy communication, reestablish forgiveness, and trust while acquiring invaluable tools to strengthen your marriage. Your marital problems will not be shared publicly. The weekend presenters consist of three couples and a priest. If attending a CMD (Christian Multi-Denominational) weekend, a minister will be present. Each have experienced pain, conflict, disillusionment in their lives and marriages, thus you are not alone in your struggle. 

Each couple* is asked to pay a registration fee to confirm your attendance (includes meals and lodging). On the weekend, you will be asked to make a one-time additional donation that covers all of the expenses incurred. 

*If you are experiencing financial hardship, you will not be turned away from the opportunity to help heal your marriage. 


Retrouvaille Weekend

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We will be hosting our next Retrouvaille weekend in the spring of 2020. Details are coming soon.                                                                                                                                              

If a Rochester, MN weekend does not fit your schedule, attend another Retrouvaille community in our midwest region. 

Two closest locations: 

St. Cloud 

Twin Cities

Additional communities: 


Fargo, ND

Green Bay, WI

Joliet, IL

Madison, WI


Northwest, IN

Souix Falls, SD

We are an International Ministry, and there are numerous locations to choose from by placing the preferred state or country in the search button.                                                                                                                                                      

Click DONATE to sponsor a couple in financial need to attend a weekend or to support the Southeast Retrouvaille Ministry. 

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