A Virtual Weekend Retreat with Fr. Murray Bodo – September 19-20, 2020

A Zoom Weekend Retreat presented by The Retreat Houses of the St. Barbara Province
Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Lessons from St. Francis in a Time of COVID Pandemic

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Saturday, September 19, 2020:

8:30 am Talk 1:
The Wonder of the Incarnation and the Paradox of Gospel Poverty
10:30 am Talk 2:
Talk 2: How to Live the Gospel: Go and Repair My House
We are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience. We are Spiritual Beings enduring a human experience.
1:30 am Talk 3:
How to be a Peace-Maker
3:30 pm Talk 4:
All Creatures are Our Brothers and Sisters

Sunday, September 20, 2020:
10:00 am Mass:
Theme: The Joy of Humble Praise and Service of God

Program Cost: $100 (per internet connection)
Once you have registered, an email confirmation will be provided with an invitation link to join the Zoom sessions online

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Living at Peace in Difficult Times – Saturday, August 8, 2020

A ZOOM day retreat with Fr. Jim Nisbet
Saturday, August 8, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

These are difficult times. We are faced with the pandemic of COVID-19 and the unrest of inequalities within our society.

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Review and celebrate 40 years of the Nisbet Scripture Retreats in images and sound
Fr. Jim will expound on this quote from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:
We are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience. We are Spiritual Beings enduring a human experience.
11:30 am LUNCH BREAK
Recent events of BLM and challenges of the police have raised serious questions. Fr Jim will reflect on Matthew 23:9 – Call no one on earth your father, you have but one Father in heaven.

May GOD continue to Lead us and LOVE us!

Cost for the day: $50 (per internet connection)
This is a ZOOM only retreat, the retreat is not open for guest participation in conferences at this time.

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Sunday Mass beginning June 14th, 2020

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

In cooperation with the local parish communities, St Francis Retreat will host Sunday Mass in the Outdoor Amphitheater, beginning Sunday, June 14th and continuing while area churches are at reduced capacity.

  • All safety precautions must be observed.
  • 100 Persons will be admitted onto the grounds.
  • Each person must be masked, and temperatures will be taken prior to seating.
  • Social distancing will be observed.
  • Holy Communion will only be distributed in the hand.

All are welcome!

Let us gather to celebrate who we are as the Body of Christ in our world today.

St. Francis Retreat
549 Mission Vineyard Road
San Juan Bautista, CA. 95045
For more information call: 831-623-4234

Annual Women’s Retreat – June 5-7, 2020 – CANCELLED

Retreat Director: Beth Jordan

On Sisterhood – The Sacred Friendship of Women

For most of us, our friendships with women fill our lives with meaning and keep us grounded. Throughout Biblical times women have been called by God to model holy lives and be witnesses of God’s grace. Come join us as we celebrate our sacred friendships and discover the gifts of our foremothers.

  • $240 per person (double occupancy)
  • $290 per person (single occupancy)
  • $130 per person (commuter rate)

Postponed until we are able to resume operations.

Father Jim Nisbet 40th Annual Scripture Retreat – August 7-9, 2020 – CANCELLED

Join Fr. Jim as he continues the journey through the Scriptures. It is a time of prayer, study and fellowship, open to all.

/registration begins at 2pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm.

Advanced Registration Required. Click the button below.

$25 non-refundable deposit per person

  • $240 Per Person, Shared Room
  • $300 Single Occupancy, Private Room, Limited Space
  • $130 for Commuters

Postponed until we are able to resume operations.

OPEN: St. Francis Retreat will be holding Sunday Mass in our Outdoor Amphitheater every Sunday @ 9:30am.
CLOSED: Normal retreats and Days of Recollection are closed at this time and waiting until we are able to resume operations.
UPCOMING: "Living at Peace in Difficult Times" Zoom Retreat with Fr. Jim Nisbet – Sat, Aug 8, 2020
A Virtual Weekend Retreat with Fr. Murray Bodo – Sept 19-20, 2020
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