“ Habits of a Very Loving Marriage ”
Married Couples' Enrichment Retreat
Led by: Fr. Pat Freitag
May 1 - 3
$418 Per Couple

Note: This retreat is intended for already married couples. It is not a marriage preparation retreat.

Consider this marriage enrichment retreat as an extended date-night, the chance to get away together and talk without the distractions and demands of everyday life.

The Habits of a Very Loving Marriage seminar is based on Stephen R. Covey’s No. 1 bestsellers The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Five Love Languages, by Dr. Gary Chapman. This marriage workshop offers a framework for applying a universal, self-discovery approach that enables couples to communicate successfully. Participants:

1. Clearly define their vision as a family unit
2. Build a common sense of purpose, values, and goals
3. Learn a process to accomplish family goals; and
4. Discover how to achieve better communication as spouses.

Please join Fr. Freitag as he leads this positive, prayerful seminar.
Born and raised in Seattle, Fr. Pat Freitag first pursued an international business education and career for several years before answering the call to become a priest. He obtained his M. Div. from the University of the St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, Illinois, and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Seattle in 1996. Fr. Freitag then spent three years as Parochial Vicar before being named Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bremerton, where he served for nine years. In 2008, he was transferred to his current assignment as pastor of St. Monica, Mercer Island. Additionally, Fr. Freitag serves as a member of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, as well as other various ad hoc committees.


Our guestrooms have one queen or double sized bed per room. Rooms are simply furnished with bedding, towels, and soap as well as a Bible and crucifix.


Registration includes all presentations, six meals, and two nights in a comfortable room with private bath. Scholarships are available. Retreat payments are non-refundable.


On the first evening of your retreat, you are welcome to arrive any time between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. The retreat will officially begin with dinner at 6:00pm. The retreat will conclude at 1:00pm on the last day of your retreat, following lunch.


Special dietary requirements will be gladly met if you make your needs known to our kitchen staff. A guest fridge is also available for guest use in the Dining Room.


A computer with internet access is open for use in our lobby, and WiFi is available throughout the building.


Help is available 24 hours a day. Our staff or retreat volunteers are eager to assist you throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and fresh baked cookies are offered 24/7 in the Dining Room. Our Chapel is always open, giving you a quiet place for prayer and reflection any time of the day or night.