The Rebirth of Marylake


"From its rolling hills, cultivated farmland and kettle lake, to its forest tract, marshes, hiking trails, Rosary Path and more, one need only sit in silence for but a moment before it becomes abundantly clear that this land was designed for respite, spiritual reflection, meditation, healing, and contemplation." writes Kelly Mathews, author of the recently published The Road to Marylake.

So far, in 2016 and 2017, we have built and made accessible the world's largest living rosary - the 1.5 kilometer Rosary Path at Marylake, and we have also installed the Great Crucifix at its beginning. The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace has been refurbished and is now open for world-class masses, concerts and conferences. Design and work on the 14-station "Way of the Cross" has begun, statues and fountains are being erected.

Benches, picnic tables and gazebos have been added in the spring of 2016/2017. Trees are being planted and landscaping work continues on The Rosary Path. There's a lot more to do as outlined in Our Bold New Vision, and support and donations will help expedite projects. We have also developed this website that is more reflective of the essence and spirituality of Marylake, and we encourage you to connect with us.

Lent Schedule at Marylake

Feb 14 to Mar 28, 2018

Together we make our Lenten Journey. You are cordially invited to join the Marylake community in Eucharist and Prayer during this Holy Season.

Ash Wednesday
Mass in Blessed Sacrament Chapel with distribution of ashes: 8:00 am
Mass in Shrine with Villanova College with distribution of ashes: 10:00 am
Daily Mass
Monday through Friday: 8:00 am
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am


Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confessions
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00 am–11:00 am
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday evening during Lent: 7:00 pm

Rosary - Evening Prayer - Benediction
Every Sunday afternoon: 4:30 pm–5:15 pm
Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
Every Thursday: 7:00pm–8:00 pm

Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office)
Monday through Friday
Morning Prayer: 7:40 am
Midday Prayer: 11:50 am
Vespers: 5:00 pm

Holy Week at Marylake

March 25 to April 2, 2018

Palm Sunday in the Shrine
9:00 am: Mass

Holy Thursday – Solemnity of the Lord’s Supper
7:00 pm: Liturgy followed by Adoration until midnight
Good Friday
11:00 am: Stations of the Cross in the Shrine and on the Rosary Path
2:00 pm: Reflective readings interspersed with hymns - Scriptural Rosary - Sorrowful Mysteries Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:00 pm: Liturgy - The Passion of Our Lord


Holy Saturday
11:00 am: Blessing of Easter Food Baskets
8:00 pm: Easter Vigil followed by the Eucharist of Easter
Easter Sunday
9:00 am: Solemn Mass
Easter Monday – Emmaus Monday
9:00 am: Mass Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Join us for a week of prayer and celebration.


Marylake Day of Amnesty and Forgiveness

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
The Augustinians have been at Marylake for 75 years. Their history and tradition is long and true. During those years, the Monastery, Shrine, Retreat House Convent and Barn have been home to items and artifacts that were valuable, historic, traditional, sentimental and sacred. They have also come from all over the world.

Over time, items have gone missing. Items have been stolen, items have been wrongly gifted without proper authority, items have been borrowed and never returned...



Retreats Schedule for 2017/2018

The theme this year is:
"Be still and know that I am God"

Sept 29 - Oct 1
Nov 24 - 26
March 2 - 4
May 4 - 6

Oct 20 - 22
Nov 17 - 19
Jan 19 - 21
Jan 26 - 28
April 13 - 15
April 27 - 29

Mass Times at Marylake

Weekdays: 8 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Saturday: 9 am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sunday: 9 am in the Shrine
Holidays: 9 am

The Mass is the most important sacramental celebration of the Church, and it always follows a set order.

We gather for Mass, rest from work, and perform works of mercy. People all over the world gather at God’s Eucharistic table as brothers and sisters.