Monday Mini-Retreats

Monday Mini Retreat Programs begin with a meal in our dining room at 6:00 p.m. Following the meal, we meet in our main conference room for prayer and a presentation. There is time for discussion before the closing prayer at 9:00 p.m. Registration begins in the lobby at 5:15 p.m. Sept. – May

January 22

“Saintly Sinners: Our Unique Journeys to Holiness”

Join us for this introduction to the series by exploring: Are you a saintly sinner? What is your path to holiness?  Do you know any saints personally? And more….

Presenters: Fr. Henry Beck, OFM, Jeannie Panella, and Carol Herman

February 26

“Hazard, Yet Forward”

This evening will focus on St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.mother-seton-inset

As we reflect on her life, we will also explore how the events of her life led her to an ever-deepening relationship with God and to a life of love and service. 

Presenter: Sr. Patricia Dotzauer, SC        More info/ Register


March 26

“The Richness of Self-Awareness”

St. John Neumann, CSsR, the fourth bishop of Philadelphia, was a tireless preacher of the Gospel to the most abandoned, especially those who were poor.  Our presenter this evening will focus on St. John Neumann’s humility and self-awareness as keys to his spiritualty and sanctity.

Presenter: Rev. Raymond Collins, CSsR


April 30

Dorothy Day: Servant of God and Lay Benedictine

Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, is best known for her arduous work on behalf of those in need and her advocacy for social justice.  Less known is the fact that she was an Oblate of St. Benedict.  This presentation will offer an overview of the Benedictine spirituality of Dorothy which was the lifeblood of her social action. 

Presenter: Dr. Carmina Chapp, PhD.

The Monday evening mini-retreats begin at 6:00 p.m. with a full meal.
Please come to check-in by 5:30 p.m. After the meal there will be a
presentation and discussions in the main conference room, followed by
evening prayer; the closing blessing is at 9:00 p.m.
The donation for these Monday evening retreats is $30.00 per person.
***Please pre-register at least 10 days before the retreat by calling
the retreat house office, 610-258-3053 so that we can adequately
prepare for the meals and the distribution of hand-outs.
Thank you.
The Retreat Team at St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chipman Road, Easton, Pa. 18045
610-258-3053 Ext. 0 .