The Marian Center is gift from God to His Holy Catholic Church, The Marian Center in Joy Valley is surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the northern hills of Petoskey, Michigan.
Nestled on 38 acres of open field and stately woods, the Marian Center is your "home away from home" to refresh you, enlighten you, and strengthen you as only Almighty God can do. The Marian Center is home to the nations' only Archangel Grotto dedicated to St. Michael, St. Raphael & St. Gabriel. The nine foot tall statues are a towering reminder to us of the constant protection the angels have in our lives. All are invited to visit, attend events, shop our bookstore, and/or just walk, reflect and pray on the grounds. No one leaves as they have come, for many graces are given here. A special bonding takes place here, and we truly become a family! From the time the Marian Center was established in Joy Valley, the grounds were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In 1997, the grounds were dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mother of Life), Patroness of the America's. Our foundress, Barb Smith, always said: "Not one person comes down this driveway without being sent by our Blessed Mother." As Mary sends you, we eagerly await you!