October 6-8, 2017: (Franciscan Retreat) “Living Simply in the Spirit of Francis and Clare and Pope Francis”
During this annual Franciscan retreat weekend Sister Mary Flynn OSC will introduce us to the life and spirit of St. Clare of Assisi, foundress of the 2nd Order of Franciscans. Her presentations will be followed by a reflection on the Secular Franciscan life given by Steve and Shirley Pucino OFS., members of our local fraternity. Diane Rice and Jeannie Panella, members of SFRH retreat team, will lead us in a video format presentation that will show us some beautiful sights of Assisi where Francis and Clare lived in the early 13th century. Everyone is invited to this weekend of prayer, presentation, discussion, and fraternal conversations.
Cost: $195.00 Deposit: $35.00 (non refundable) with registration Register
REGISTRATION MUST BE 14 DAYS PRIOR TO RETREAT
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
The donation for these mini-retreats is $25.00 per person. *Please preregister at least 10 days before the program so that we can know how many meals to prepare and the number of hand-outs we need to print. More Info
ICON WRITING RETREAT July 15 – July 20, 2018
Once again, Saint Francis Retreat House is happy to offer an Icon Writing Retreat with iconographer Jody Cole. This is the 9th summer this retreat is being held and it has been sold out each year. Participants learn the techniques of icon painting and will leave here with a beautiful icon, a work of their own hands. Students will have the choice of two subjects to paint: Saint Nicholas the Wonder worker or Saint George and the Dragon. This week-long workshop is designed for both beginners and intermediate students. Even if you have not had a paint brush in your hand since elementary school, we guarantee you will surprise yourself with the beautiful image you will create under Jody’s instruction. The 5-night workshop begins on Sunday evening with supper at 6:00pm and concludes on Friday with lunch. Check-in time is 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday. Accommodations are in private rooms with private baths. Offering: $485.00. Included in the cost are all meals, drink service throughout the day, and all materials and art supplies needed to produce an icon. For further information or to register for the retreat, please call the retreat house at 610-258-3053. Register
“Let Us Pray Retreat” July 20 – 22, 2018
Join us for a weekend of growing in relationship with God. Learn and practice new types of prayer forms and how to “pray always.” There will be opportunity to speak with a spiritual director to address your difficulties with prayer. The presenter of this weekend is Carol Herman, a spiritual director a member of the retreat team at Saint Francis Retreat House. Offering for this retreat is $205.00 which includes a private room with bath, all meals, presentations and spiritual direction. To register call the main office at: (610)-258-3053. A non-refundable deposit of $35.00 will hold a space for you. Register
“Who are You, Lord…and who am I?” A Silent Retreat with Saint Francis of Assisi Sunday August 12 – Friday August 17, 2018
This five night retreat continues our tradition of offering a week-long silent retreat each summer. During the course of the retreat there will be opportunities for Eucharist, the Liturgy of the Hours, individual and common silent prayer and a presentation each day on a Franciscan theme. Saint Francis is perhaps the most beloved of saints. The Library of Congress claims to have more titles on Francis of Assisi than any other person who has ever lived! For many, Francis is known as the lover of animals and creation and his image adorns many a birdbath and garden; but he is so much more. Franciscan Spirituality offers a unique pathway to intimacy with God, and this pathway will be presented during this retreat. Lodging is in a private room with private bath. The price includes all meals beginning with supper on Sunday evening through lunch on Friday. Check-in time is 4:00pm to 6:00pm on the first day of the retreat. Offering: $400.00. For further information or to register for the retreat, please call the retreat house at 610-258-3053. Register
May the Lord give you peace!
The Franciscans and the Retreat House Retreat Team.