2020 Newsletters


Our Spring Newsletter looks ahead to many exciting things coming to the Retreat Center this year: the return of the Summer Garden Party, our annual FIA Dinner, upcoming retreats, our Lenten Days of Prayer, updates made possible by our Christmas Appeal, as well as the ‘re-energizing’ of the Apostles League.  As usual, Br. Bob offers some words of reflection and Judy provides a delicious recipe.   Read more…

 

Winter Newsletter
Advent is here, and with it comes our Advent Days of Prayer and our annual Christmas Appeal, as
our Winter Newsletter showcases.  It also contains information on the last two retreats of 2019, and gives the 2020 Retreat Theme and Schedule.  Br. Bob offers a thoughtful reflection and provides a recipe to help use up any leftover turkey. Click to read more…

 


2019 Newsletters


Fall Newsletter
Catch a last bit of summer in our Fall 2019 Newsletter, as we highlight our Garden Party and with Chef Judy’s summer gem, Summer Caprese Salad.  Read about our summer transitions and ‘meet’ some of our new faces.  Then look ahead to fall as we spotlight our October Men’s Retreat.   Click to read more…

Summer Newsletter
Our Summer Newsletter offers an exciting glimpse into the many changes happening around the Retreat Center, from our call for fun mugs, to our Garden Party invitation, to information on our new Private Retreats and additional Silent Retreats, all in our updated Newsletter format.  Judy still offers her Gems on the back cover, and Br. Bob has some spiritual insights on the front cover.  Also included is information on upcoming retreats and the Franciscan International Award Dinner.  Click to read more…

Spring Newsletter

The cover of our Spring Newsletter highlights this year’s Franciscan International Award winner: Loaves and Fishes of Minnesota.  It also covers our Lenten Days’ of Prayer theme, has information on our new Private Retreats, as well as some of our new updates.  Also included are, a special invitation to a summer Garden Party, a springtime recipe from Judy and some testimonials on this year’s Retreat theme .  Click to read more…

Winter Newsletter

Once again, it is time to start looking towards Advent and Christmas.  Our Winter Newsletter provides information on our Advent Days of Prayer, as well as our hopes for the Christmas Appeal – the further sprucing up of the Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center.  Judy has provided a tasty recipe, suitable for any holiday gathering, and Bob Beck offers some thoughts on setting time aside for God.  Also, there is our exciting news of our book club launch, coming up in February, as well as other interesting tidbits from a couple of our October retreats.  Click to read more… 


2018 Newsletters


Our Fall 2018 Newsletter offers a look at next year’s Retreat Theme – Rejoice and Be Glad: Our Call to Holiness in Today’s World, as well as a look at the Friends of Francis Retreat topic – America’s Newest “Blessed”: Fr. Solanus Casey, and His Message for Us All.  Inside, you will also find, a review on our FIA Dinner, photos of our lovely flower gardens, a recipe from Chef Judy, and more.  The back page is an invitation to a fellow retreatant’s book signing.  Read more…


Enjoy some Lenten words of wisdom from Br. Bob in our 2018 Spring Newsletter. In it you will also find, the theme for our Lenten Days of Prayer, an invitation to adopt one of our flower beds, retreatant reviews, FIA information, an update on our 2017 Christmas appeal, and more. Read more…

Our 2018 Retreat Theme is highlighted in our Winter Newsletter, along with an invitation to our Christmas Open House, which will wrap up our 2017 Retreat Theme. You can read about our Advent Days of Prayer and our two December retreats, along with reflections from Br. Bob. A Christmas recipe from our chef, Judy, can be found on the last page. Read more…


2017 Newsletters


Fall 2017 Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2016/2017 Newsletter


2016 Newsletters


Summer 2016 Newsletter

2016 Anniversary Keepsake Edition Newsletter

Spring 2016 Newsletter

Winter 2015/2016 Newsletter

 


Check our Newsletter Archive page for links to past newsletters.


 

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