St. Francis Retreat’s 70th Anniversary Celebration – April 21-22, 2018

St. Francis Retreat & Franciscan Friars Invite You to Celebrate 70 Years of Life and Ministry

Saturday, April 21, 2018 6:00 p.m.

  • Reception and Local Farm to Table Formal Dinner (See Menu) $70.00 per person
  • Overnight Accommodation with Continental Breakfast (Optional) $100.00 per room

 
Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:00 p.m.
  • Mass of Thanksgiving
  • Followed by Hors d’oeuvres Reception,Refreshments.
  • Presentations, Fundraising Opportunities
No Registration Necessary for Sunday's event.

Days of Recollection: The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

Friday, February 2, 2018
Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
What Does It Mean to Let Go? Jesus is dedicated to God and is turned over to God. What does is mean to trust in the God who care for us? Do we have the courage to turn our own lives over to God?

Lent 2018 Days of Recollection

Ash Wednesday, February 14th
A Time of Conversion?
Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
What does conversion mean? What do I confer to or from? What do ashes mean as we begin the Lenten journey?

Wednesday, February 21st
Am I Brave Enough To Enter Into The Dessert?
Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
The dessert can be a frightening place. Am I willing to go into the dessert of my heart to confront the temptations in my life during this Lenten season.

Wednesday, February 28th
Could it be Possible That I Am Beloved?
Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
For the second time, it is announced to Jesus and others that Jesus is beloved Son of God? How many times do we need to hear that we too are the beloved before we really believe it? Could it be Possible That I Am Beloved?

Wednesday, March 7th
Do I see the signs of the presences of Jesus?
Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
What are the signs that I see is justified anger a sign of Jesus? When have I felt guilty about my anger? When has anger been properly expressed?

Wednesday March 14th
Do I prefer Darkness Rather Than the Light
Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
Is the light too bright for me to see? What does it mean for me to be in the presence of the light? Am I willing during this time of Lent to move toward the l light to see clearly?

Wednesday March 21st
Do I really want to see?
Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
What might have Nicodemus seen to follow Jesus? What do I need to see to believe and lie as a disciple of Jesus? What are the risks I need to take to follow Jesus? Am I willing to accept those risks?

Schedule
Come fore the full day, or stop by for Mass at 11:00 and stay for lunch. Suggested Offering $25.00
9:30 am - Gather and Coffee
10:00 am - 1st Session
11:00 am - Mass
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - 2nd Session & 2:00 pm Close

La Pastorela, A Women’s Spirituality Retreat

December 8 - December 10, 2017

Lead by Rosa Apodaca

Our weekend will focus on El Teatro Campesino's classic "La Pastorela". We will travel to the Old Mission San Juan Bautista to experience our signature blend of community and professional performers that come together to make this performance a beloved holiday tradition. After a sign from the Angel of the Lord, the scruffy shepherds embark on their spiritual journey to visit the Holy Child, only to find themselves beset along the way by the demonic followers of Luzbel. “La Pastorela” vibrates with stirring action, vivid color, and robust humor-all set to glorious live music and dance-throughout the mission. Performed in Spanish for over thirty years, “La Pastorela” reaches all audiences with El Teatro Campesino’s broad visual acting style. Rosa Apodaca a veterana, of El Teatro Campesino, will be your hostess on this journey!

Advent Days of Recollection

September 1, 2017 - Labor Day: What Is Work All About, Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
October 6, 2017 -
St. Francis & Clare: Are They Different Than Me?, Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
November 3, 2017 -
All Saints/All Souls: Who Are They?, Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
Note: NO December 1st Day of Recollection

Special Advent Days of Recollection
December 6, 2017 - Hope in Advent?, Fr. Ken Laverone OFM
December 13, 2017 - Women of Advent, Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM
December 20, 2017 - Slow Me Down, Lord, Fr. Ken Laverone OFM

Join Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM and other guests to celebrate our regular First Friday Days of Recollection. Come for the full day, or stop by for Mass at 11:00 and stay for lunch. Your Choice.

Schedule:

  • 9:30am - Gather and Coffee
  • 10:00am - First Session
  • 11:00am - Mass
  • 12:00pm - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - Second Session
  • 2:00pm - Closing
Rates:
The traditional offering for a Day of Recollection with lunch is $25, but any donation is gratefully accepted. No advance registration necessary.

Annual Gratitude Retreats

October 6-8 | October 13-15 | October 20-22

We have been told that these are the longest, continuous recovery retreats for men in the country.

37th Annual Scripture Retreat by Fr. Jim Nisbet

August 11- 13, 2017

This popular retreat continues examining the Books of Scripture through the eyes of faith and scholarly examination. Fr. Jim is a retired priest of the Diocese of Monterey and is beloved by the community. This year Fr. Jim will finish I Timothy, and then continue on to II Timothy, Titus, Philomon, and begin Hebrews.

Rates:

  • $240 per person semi-private accommodations
  • $290 per person private accommodations
  • $130 per person commuter rate

This retreat is almost full. Please check with the retreat center about availability. phone 831-623-4234 or email info@stfrancisretreat.com.

Days of Recollection: June 2nd, 2017

June 2nd - First Friday of June

Join Fr. Paul Botenhagen OFM and other guests to celebrate our regular First Friday Days of Recollection. Come for the full day, or stop by for Mass at 11:00 and stay for lunch. Your Choice.

Schedule:

9:30am Gather and Coffee

10:00am First Session

11:00am Mass

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Second Session

2:00pm Closing

Rates: The traditional offering for a Day of Recollection with lunch is $25, but any donation is gratefully accepted. No advance registration necessary.

There will not be any Days of Recollection in July and August. Look for these to begin again in September.

2nd Annual Women’s 12 Step Retreat

June 30 – July 2, 2017

Journey with Rosa Apodaca and other women on the road of recovery. This in an opportunity to get away to a place of peace and quiet, and continue the process.

Rates:

  • $240 per person semi-private accommodations
  • $290 per person private accommodations
  • $130 per person commuter rate

The Sultan and the Saint

July 18, 2017 at 7pm

A docudrama film about Muslin-Christian Peacemaking, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons.

During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik al-Kamil. This remark­able encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Cru­sades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.

Join us for this Premiere on July 18, 2017, at 7 pm to learn about the remarkable spiritual exchange between the Sultan and the Saint, and the great risks they took for peace.

Rate: Free Admission