Welcome to the Ave Maria Retreat Center
In 2003, John and Mary Timmons were inspired during Eucharistic Adoration to leave their Chicago area home, purchase land in downstate Illinois and start a retreat center for Catholics. After much searching, they found the perfect property in the Spring of 2004 in rural Vermilion county, north of Danville, Illinois and made the move to the country.... More >>>
"This place is awesome! So peaceful...."
"I feel our Blessed Mother's presence when I walk on these grounds"