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Retreats & Programs

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"I am sure God is here, right beside me. I cannot be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices, My whole being rests secure."
--Psalm 16:8-9

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Come find peace. Come find purpose.


To sign up for any of the below, please call or email Sister Dorothy Ann at 920-230-6157 or ssmvoc@gmail.com at least one week prior:
 
“Come and Pray” Programs:
For single women ages 18-45 exploring the possibility of a religious vocation
 
Come and Pray Programs can be scheduled at any time, on a one-to-one basis. Join us for meeting the Sisters, discussion, prayer, Q and A sessions, Masses, sharing meals, quiet personal reflection time, fun time such as sharing stories and watching movies, and much more!
 
The Come & Pray Programs are held at SSM Franciscan Courts, the beautiful and peaceful retirement home of the Sisters, located at 815 S. Westhaven Dr in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
 
Meals and overnight accommodations to be provided by SSM, however a free will donation is accepted; travel to be coordinated by the participant.
 
To register, please contact Sister Dorothy Ann at 920-230-6157 or ssmvoc@gmail.com.

Discernment Retreats
Discernment Retreats can be scheduled at any time, on a one-to-one basis.
If you are struggling to figure out what God is asking of you concerning your life’s vocation, scheduling one of these sessions is for you. A qualified spiritual/retreat director will help you sort out the pieces of the puzzle and make sense of what you are hearing deep within the recesses of your heart. You might be asking such questions as: “Is this God calling me? Should I trust these nudges? How will I know that I am being called to any one of the vocations in life: marriage, single life, religious life. It is all so confusing!” Or you might be bombarded with thoughts like these: “My friends think I’m crazy.” “My parents say ‘Absolutely not,’ but I feel called and don’t know what to do.” Come, talk with a vocation/retreat/spiritual director who is trained to help you. No strings attached. The decision is yours and she will help you find the freedom and confidence to trust the Lord speaking within you, no matter to what vocation God is calling you.
 
If you are interested in scheduling a discernment session please contact Sister Dorothy Ann at 920-230-6157 or ssmvoc@gmail.com. Sessions are held at the beautiful and peaceful retirement home of our Sisters, SSM Franciscan Courts, 815 S. Westhaven Dr, Oshkosh, WI. Individualized discernment retreats can also be scheduled at your convenience if our scheduled dates do not work with your schedule.

 

Mini Retreats on Mother Frances Streitel – for individuals or groups
Mini Retreats focus on the spirituality of our lives as reflected in the life of a woman whose heroic sanctity has been recognized by the Vatican in proclaiming her “Venerable,” the Foundress of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. We will view segments of a DVD that capture the beauty of the countryside where she lived, the rich environment and relationships that shaped her life, the mystical ways in which God communicated with her. We will look at the Spirit functioning in Mother Frances’ life while making applications to how the Spirit shapes our lives.
If you are interested in scheduling a mini retreat on Mother Frances for yourself or a group, please contact Sister Dorothy Ann at 920-230-6157 or ssmvoc@gmail.com. Sessions are held at the beautiful and peaceful retirement home of our Sisters, SSM Franciscan Courts, 815 S. Westhaven Dr, Oshkosh, WI.
 
One-to-one Retreats by Appointment
For more information about retreats, please contact Sister Dorothy Ann at 920-230-6157 or ssmvoc@gmail.com
 
CARIBBEAN RETREATS
We offer a wide variety of retreats and programs on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Grenada and the Dominican Republic. Check franinstitute.org for the latest retreats offered at the Franciscan Institute in St. Lucia, or contact Sr. Julie Marie Peters at 868-734-7620 or ssmdaughter@gmail.com for more info.
ready set go
View the Ready Get Set Go brochure as a PDF HERE

friends of st francis

View the Friends of St. Francis brochure as a PDF HERE

 

We look forward to hearing from you!