“Listening for and Trusting the Voice of God”


Franciscan Weekend Retreat

The Franciscan Vision and the Stages of Life

When:  August 10-12, 2018

Where: St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, PA

Cost: $175 (a $35 non-refundable deposit is due by July 30th) …thanks!

Retreat Team: Jeannie Panella, Shirley and Steve Puccino, OSF,

and Fr. Henry Beck, OFM.


  • Fellowship, sharing, contemplation, inspirational talks
  • Creative reflection: journaling, drawing, etc.
  • The “two-halves” of life themes for us and for St. Francis and St. Clare
  • Seeking God’s purpose for us at this time of our lives in the context of other seekers

 Come join us on this journey of discovery and self-awareness in the Franciscan Spiritual Tradition!

 Outline of weekend:

The weekend retreat begins with registration and welcome at 4 pm on Friday.  We will share an evening meal together at 6 pm.  There will be evening sessions so we encourage you to stay overnight at the retreat house.  All meals and room and board are included in the cost of $175.  We will also celebrate together with the SFRH Sunday Community at the 10 am Sunday Mass, and we will conclude with the Noon Meal at the retreat house on Sunday. Full itinerary below. Register by calling the retreat house office at 610-258-3053, ext. 0.

1retreatTeam.jpgPeace and all goodness! 

The SFRH Retreat Team


August 10: Friday Evening

 4-6 pm: Arrival at St. Francis Retreat House

6 pm: Supper together

7:15 pm: Welcome and Opening Prayer

7:30 pm: “Franciscan Vision of Reality and the Stages of Life”

9 pm: Night Prayer

August 11: Saturday / Feast of St. Clare

 8 am: Breakfast

9 am: Prayer

9:15 am: “The First Half of Life”

10:15 am: Break

11 am: Eucharist: Feast of St. Clare

Noon: Lunch

1-3 pm: Contemplative Time: Spiritual Direction, Confession, Prayer before the Blessed

Sacrament, Contemplative Walk Outdoors, Art Work, Nap, etc.

3:15 pm: “Midlife Transition and the Second Half of Life”

5:15 pm: Supper together

6:30 pm: “The Journey Home”

8:10 pm: Break

8:30-9 pm: Conversation with Refreshments / Blessing of St. Clare

9-10 pm: Social

10 pm: Quiet Time

August 12: Sunday Morning

 8 am: Breakfast

8:45-9:15 am: “True Self and Second Simplicity”

10 am: Eucharist with SFRH Sunday Community

11:20 am: “Gathering of Graces”

Noon: Lunch

1 pm: Departure