Stewardship Needs

St. Francis Retreat Fire Recovery

St. Francis Retreat Story of Fire and Recovery – Photo Gallery

Throughout our history we have relied on the generous contributions of benefactors to keep the Retreat Center going. Our greatest need is support to pay down the one million dollar mortgage necessary to build back after the tragic fire of 2006.

Checks can be made out to “Bring Back Saint Francis” and mailed to:
P.O. Box 970,
San Juan Bautista, CA 95045


We also accept donations to our Scholarship fund which helps individuals who otherwise could not afford it, come away on retreat.


Donations are critical to sustain the mission of SFR, to care for our aging facilities, and to keep the grounds safe and beautiful. Thank you for spreading the word throughout the greater community so they can help. As all of our records were lost, please send any group information to the above address or call phone (831) 623-4234. Past donations have also been used to create the Native California Meadow, provide new chairs in the chapel, and even update this website. Your contribution to the General Fund will help continue our ministry at St. Francis Retreat.

Donations can also be made through a secure online service (eTapestry), please click the button, to make your donation.

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