ICON WRITING RETREAT July 15 – July 20, 2018

This annual week-long retreat at SFRH is facilitated by Ms. Jody Cole. Beginners and veterans are guided in the spirituality and praxis of painting icons. The participants often have a deeper sense of community by being guided in this religious tradition of creating icons, praying together, and eating together at the retreat house. The week concludes with a “blessing of the icons” in our retreat chapel. The cost is $485 for the week with a $35 deposit. 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

July 20-22, 2018: “Prayer: Seeking the Heart of God”
This weekend retreat will be guided and facilitated by Ms. Carol Herman, MA, a veteran spiritual director and a member of our SFRH Retreat Committee. Carol will offer an introduction to prayer and experiences of several forms of prayer. Participants will experience prayer through artwork, journaling, with the “Examen”, and in nature. There will also be experiences of meditation, “audio divina”, and welcoming prayer. There will be time to experience spiritual direction also, if participants wish to do so. The cost for the weekend is $175, with a $35 deposit.  Register

August 10-12, 2018: Franciscan Weekend Retreat (Franciscan Retreat Team)
              “The Franciscan Way: Mystics, Brothers and Sisters, and Prophets”
On this weekend retreat we will explore together God’s invitation to friendship with us, to become family with one another, and to prophetically live and work for God’s reign to take hold in our world today. The weekend will include time for input, sharing, quiet, confession, and artistic expression. The cost for this weekend retreat is $195 ($35 deposit), and it will be led by the Franciscan Retreat Team. For further information or to register for the retreat, please call the retreat house at 610-258-3053    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

Monday Evening 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

The donation for these mini-retreats is $30.00 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

May the Lord give you peace!
The Franciscans and the Retreat House Retreat Team.