Welcome to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center Catholic Retreats

Catholic Retreats - WelcomeFranciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center is a spiritual oasis for anyone looking to explore their relationship with the Almighty.  We hold weekend or midweek retreats attended by individuals or friends featuring a fruitful blend of scheduled time to open time allowing retreatants to recharge mentally, spiritually and physically.

Four conference talks inspired by a relevant annual theme lead retreatants on an experience of discovery, rejuvenation and spiritual growth. Generous open periods between conference talks allows for reflection, prayer, spirited hikes on 60 acres of forest and prairie, or simply resting in your private room.  Retreats also include guided prayer sessions, one on one spiritual direction, plus the opportunity for unhurried confession, holy hour and anointing. All meals cooked lovingly on site.

Franciscan Retreats are Catholic based and open to all spiritual seekers at any stage of their faith journey.


August 2022 – July 2022 Retreat Theme: Belonging: Connections of the Heart

Conference titles:

1. Belonging: Seen, Heard, Valued
2. God: Source of All Belonging
3. Who is Family?
4. Universal Connection

The retreat will explore belonging to God, belonging to family and friends, and belonging to all people and creation. We look forward to having you with us!   Franciscan Retreat Center 2022-2023 Retreat Theme


What is it like to go on a Retreat?

Just what is it like to go on Catholic Retreats? If you haven’t had the pleasure to come out and experience it for yourself, we invite you to read the following article, describing what you can expect when you come and join us for one of our retreats. What is it like to go on a Retreat… Would you like to know more? Click here to read about Who goes on Retreats… KMSP Channel 9 ‘Why attend a Retreat’ interview; MA Roscoe


Why attend a retreat?

Enjoy our 2 ½ minute video illustrating what people experience on multiday retreats and why they keep returning.  Click to watch Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center video

Free Spiritual Audio to Brighten Your Day

Enjoy Friars and Staff as they discourse on a variety of spiritual topics.  Click to listen to Spiritual Audio from the Franciscan Retreat Center

Outgoing Boiler Demolition video at Franciscan Retreat Center

Upcoming Retreats

Be among the first to experience our new theme:
Belonging: Connections of the Heart

August 11-14  Silent Retreat (Men and Women)

September 13-15  Women’s Midweek Retreat

September 22-25  Silent Retreat (Men and Women)

September 30-October 2  Women’s Weekend Retreat


Newsletters

Our Summer 2022 Newsletter covers a variety of upcoming events and changes at the Retreat Center.  Information on this year’s ‘in-person’ FIA Dinner, our new Retreat Theme, as well as introductions to our new Chef and two new Lay Board of Advisor Members are all included.  A recipe from Chef Judy’s archives still graces our back page and Fr. Jim Kent offer some reflections on our cover.  Click to view our Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center Summer 2022 Newsletter or Click here to listen to the Audio Version



Father Howard’s Homilies for the Liturgical Week

For the past couple of weeks ever since we started reading the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel, we have been discussing the requirements for discipleship, the criteria for truly being a follower of Jesus. We remarked that the Sermon on the Mount is the nitty-gritty of discipleship. We began by reading the Beatitudes, then the antitheses, and various admonitions that shape the disciples agenda and behavior.  Click to read Fr. Howard’s homilies for the 13th Week in Ordinary Time 


Upcoming Retreats

Be among the first to experience our new theme:
Belonging: Connections of the Heart

August 11-14  Silent Retreat (Men and Women)

September 13-15  Women’s Midweek Retreat

September 22-25  Silent Retreat (Men and Women)

September 30-October 2  Women’s Weekend Retreat

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