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Colombiere Center opened as a Jesuit seminary in 1959. It is named for 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.

By the early 1970's, the use of Colombiere Center as a Jesuit training facility was discontinued. It first served as a spirituality center which then was transformed into a conference and retreat center. Its Healthcare Center opened in 1991 and now occupies the west wing of Colombiere Center as a healthcare for retired Jesuit priests and brothers. Many men and women also come here to make a retreat or to just relax.

Colombiere Conference and Retreat Center is one of Southeastern Michigan’s best kept secrets. It is secluded, beautiful, fully serviced, and only a short drive from Flint, Detroit and Lansing. Colombiere is also conveniently located just off I75. There are conference rooms and overnight accommodations available.