September 7-9, 2018

2018 Prayer Shawl Brochure The Prayer Shawl retreat is the time you can use your gift of knitting, crocheting, or weaving to meet other retreatants, work together, and share ideas and stories. Please bring any patterns, prayer rituals, or other materials related to your ministry to share with the group. We look forward to having you with us!

Our Prayer Shawl Ministry Retreat begins Friday, with early check-in from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. or regular check-in from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The retreat ends Sunday, after lunch.

Come learn and pray together as we share in this powerful and compassionate ministry.

View Prayer Shawl Brochure


“Shawls … made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles…. Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering God!” by Janet Bristow, www.shawlministry.com


Registration Information

A non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per person is required and must be received in order to reserve a room. Suggested offering for our weekend and mid-week retreats is $160 (includes programs, meals and private room with shared shower/toilet.

Register online or call us at 952-447-2182.

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General Information

Our Men’s Retreats provide an opportunity for men to gather together to focus on their spiritual lives. Men have been a strong presence at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center from the beginning. Men continue to be bring their solid faith, love of the Church and faithfulness to the Gospel message to the retreats they attend here.

The Conventual Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province are your hosts at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. The peace and natural beauty of our facility nestled in sixty acres of woods, prairie grass and a pond beckons you from the cares of daily life to a place of quiet reflection.

Our Retreat House and Spirituality Center offers:

  • Beautiful Chapel
  • Library
  • Conference room
  • Gift Shop
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Confession
  • Four Conferences
  • Home cooked meals

Click on Retreat Schedules for details on the daily schedule of our Weekend and Midweek Retreats.

Some tips on How to Make a Retreat.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides further information on our retreats, our facilities, and the typical donation we request for attending our retreats.

Click on How To Get Here and consult a road map for directions to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center.

Should you have further questions, please call us at 952-447-2182, contact us via e-mail: secretary@franciscanretreats.net or via our website at Contact Us

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