Colombiere is one of the best-kept secrets in Southeastern Michigan. Secluded, yet only a short drive from Flint, Detroit or Lansing off I-75, conference attendees avoid the distractions of the city and surround themselves with acres of towering pines, oaks and walking trails. Gardens and pathways are open invitations for quiet walks.
Colombiere opened as a Jesuit training facility in 1959. It is named after Claude de la Colombiere, a Jesuit teacher, orator and spiritual director, who lived in France from 1641 to 1682 and was canonized May 31, 1992. From the beginning, the Jesuit Healthcare Center and retired priests and brothers has been located here, as well as a large community of Jesuits involved in the operation of Colombiere.
Currently we serve as a conference and retreat center with accommodations for day and overnight guests including appealing buffet style meals, spacious meeting rooms, an auditorium, gymnasium and other amenities. Although the facilities reflect the Jesuit influence, they are not limited to those of the Catholic faith. Colombiere hosts a wide spectrum of non-profit and for profit groups and is available for educational, religious, and governmental day and overnight programs, as well as both corporate and religious retreats.
An event at Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center will enhance and revitalize your team building, learning, problem solving, and strategic planning or spiritual and personal growth goals.