A Short St. Francis Pilgrimage and Retreat


The retreat is a chance to gain some perspective on your life and personal journey. Take time away from your day-to-day life to reflect, recharge and spend some time to be strengthened in your faith.

The Christian life is an adventure of love.  Being a Christian is not about believing a series of facts, it is about having a real relationship with Jesus Christ and being so in love with him that each day we try to grow in our relationship with him.

We cannot do this without getting to know him more and more, and also getting to know ourselves, his purpose for us, and how we can better live our God-given life to the full.

During your five day excursion on the retreat, you will be able to explore your relationship with Jesus with the help of the retreat director, Father Michael. To help you reflect and find spiritual direction, we have composed the following five day schedule:

Wednesday PM

The trip to Assisi, a town that lies in the Umbria region of central Italy, entails paper writers visiting the Basilica and Tomb of St. Francis, where this venerated saint was laid to rest.


Thursday & Friday

We cannot live our Christian lives alone. By our very nature, as Christians we belong to the Church. This is the community of all those who share with us in our divine life as brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.


Saturday & Sunday

On the penultimate day we take a trip to the picturesque Franciscan monastery pay for essay of La Verna, one of the most famous and important sites of worship in Italy.


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