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Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the Magic

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the Magic: Did the strain of the pandemic leave your marriage needing a “shot in the arm”, too? The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience can provide new ways to restore the intimacy. It helps you to listen, share and connect on a deeper level. There is no group discussion. It’s just for […]

Recurring

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the Magic

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the Magic: Did the strain of the pandemic leave your marriage needing a “shot in the arm”, too? The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience can provide new ways to restore the intimacy. It helps you to listen, share and connect on a deeper level. There is no group discussion. It’s just for […]

Recurring

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the Magic

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the Magic: Did the strain of the pandemic leave your marriage needing a “shot in the arm”, too? The Worldwide Marriage Encounter experience can provide new ways to restore the intimacy. It helps you to listen, share and connect on a deeper level. There is no group discussion. It’s just for […]

Celebration of Grace

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

A Network of GraceProvince of Saint Barbara Centennial Celebration The year 2015 marks the centennial of the Province of Saint Barbara. The chapters of this 100-year story focus on the friars’ relationships, participation, and partnerships for service. In celebrating the past 100 years of the Province, we will take a closer look at the daily […]

St. Francis Annual Men's Retreat: "Come, Follow Me!"

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

St. Francis Annual Men's Retreat: "Come, Follow Me!"Presenter Br. Jeff Macnab, OFM This retreat will focus on major themes of the Lenten season, from a male perspective. The journey from crib to cross and finally to the empty tomb invites us to reflect on how these themes are lived out in one's life journey and […]

First Friday Day of Prayer

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

First Friday Day of Prayer: Ready for Continuing Surprises! Presenter: Sister Marietta Fahey, SHF. As we enter this new year, we prepare to be surprised. In the midst of life's endings and beginnings our God sustains us! Spend this day reflecting on what God may hold in store for you this new year. The first […]

Advent: The Waiting Season a mini-retreat

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

During this two day mini-retreat we will step out of the busyness that is this time of year to pause, catch our breath and re-focus on this holy season of Advent as we prepare for He who is to come. Find more information at http://stfrancisretreat.com.

Advent Day of Prayer: "What child is this?"

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

First Friday day of Prayer9:30am-2:00pmDecember 5th"What child is this..." Presenter: Br. Michael Minton, OFM. The season of Advent helps us to prepare for the fulfillment of Jesus' return while preparing to celebrate his birth. During this day we will reflect on aspects of the incarnation, helping us to understand who we personally believe Jesus to […]

First Friday Day of Prayer

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

November 7th First Friday Day of PrayerPresenter Br. Robert Rodrigues, OFM"It is right to give thanks and praise..." The Dominican Mystic Meister Eckert once said, "If the only prayer we say is "thanks" it would be enough." This day will look at how we cultivate a stance of gratitude and thankfulness in our lives and […]

First Friday Day of Prayer

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

October 3rd Day of Recollection at St. Francis Retreat Center St. Francis Meets Godpresenter Brother Scott Slattum, OFM Suggested donation $25.00 includes conference, lunch and mass, no prior registration needed What is the key that unlocks our understanding of St. Francis of Assisi? Was it his peacemaking? His love of the created world? His insight […]

Women's Retreat: God is Good, God is Beauty, God is Holy All

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

Come! Refresh your spirit in the Goodness and Beauty of God. Come! Open your heart to the Holy One who desires to reveal the "hidden sweetness" in all that is sacred in your life. Come! Be embraced by unconditional Love. Presenter: Sister Loretta Schaf, OSF. is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. She has […]

Married Couples Retreat: "This is me for You"

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

Presenter: (Dr.) Deacon Owen Cummings. Using a variety of sources, this retreat will help participants to reflectively think through the renewal of their marriage commitment. Owen F. Cummings is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Mt. Angel Seminary and is the Regents Chair of Theology, he is also a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. […]

First Friday Day of Prayer

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

"The Holy Spirit: a dynamic stirring into flame." The season of Pentecost celebrates the coming of the Spirit upon the Church sending God's people forth into the world to proclaim the Good News. The day will reflect upon what the Holy Spirit may be stirring within you as you respond to the movement of the […]

A Lenten Day with St. Francis of Assisi: A Story of Conversion

St. Francis Retreat Center 549 Mission Vineyard Road, San Juan Bautista, CA

March 7th First Friday Day of Prayer: "A Lenten Day with St. Francis of Assisi: A Story of Conversion" Presenter Brother Phillip Polk, OFM, 9:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m. St. Francis was known for his simplicity of life. But prior to embracing "Lady Poverty" Francis was attracted to and lived a life of lavish parties, money […]