Our Serenity Retreats are for men and women who are in recovery from alcohol or chemical addictions. They provide an opportunity for people who follow the 12-step program to gather together to focus on their spiritual lives, and share their struggles and joys in a safe and respectful context.
The late Gerald May said, “To be human is to be addicted…and to be addicted is to be in need of God’s grace.”
“Many of the old understandings to which I had been addicted were stripped away, leaving a desert like spaciousness where my customary props and securities no longer existed. Grace was able to flow into this emptiness, and something new was able to grow. Fresh understandings took root, and the insights that emerged were clearer, simpler, and more beautiful.” Gerald May, Addiction And Grace.
A non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 per person is required and must be received in order to reserve a room. Suggested offering for our weekend and mid-week retreats is $190 (includes programs, meals and private room with shared shower/toilet.
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
- Beautiful Chapel
- Conference room
- Gift Shop
- Spiritual Direction
- 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 offering 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.