Mission and Purpose
Our purpose is to provide a peaceful sanctuary for your spiritual journey...not only for our Roman Catholic Community of faith, but for all those who seek the Lord's Grace and Countenance.
St. Francis Gift & Book
The Gift & Book Store is closed through July 4th.
St. Francis Gift & Book has a large assortment of religious books and gifts to find what you need to enrich your spiritual life or select a gift for family and friends.
Whether you are on retreat or live nearby, you can shop during our convenient hours of Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Our store offers books for all ages about topics like Christian living, spirituality, inspiration and prayer.
Select from our wide range of local items, cards, religious jewelry, art, instrumental music, and sacramental needs.
Marriage in the Year of Mercy
A Retreat For Married Couples
July 29-31, 2016
Discover what god is calling you to do as a couple and be empowered to live that calling more fully.Throughout the weekend, Deacon couples will facilitate the retreat by reflecting on scripture, Church teachings and God’s presence in their marriages.
View more information about this retreat.
Spiritual Direction Internship
St. Francis Retreat Center is offering an 18 month internship in Spiritual Direction beginning in September, 2016. The program is open to interested women and men, clergy, deacons, religious and laity. This program is flexible enough to fit into a full time professional’s schedule. For further information contact Fr. David Rosenberg, director of St. Francis Retreat Center. Your participation or personal encouragement of another will be appreciated.View more information about this internship.
Ignatian Directed Retreat
July 17-23, 2016
This silent retreat is built around the elements of the Examen prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events your day in order to detect God's presence and discern his direction for you. On this retreat, you will review your life from a prayerful, God-Centered perspective.
Cursillo Weekends at St. Francis
Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. It promotes a spiritual revitalization of our world. By living a fully Christian life, we bring Christ to others, including members of our family, school, workplace, etc. Cursillo develops a consciousness that we are called to be leaders. The Cursillo Movement is introduced over a consecutive seventy-two hour period called a "Three Day Weekend". The team and candidates live as a small Christian community over the weekend and discuss these talks in small groups. Learn more about Cursillo and register for a Cursillo Weekend at www.lansingcursillo.org.
Lord, Make Me an Instrument
The Lord speaks to us in a soft voice. If we are to hear Him, we must be still and focus on our relationship with God through contemplative prayer. This action purifies the temple of our soul. It removes worldly distractions, and provides an intimate reception which welcomes our Lord into our innermost being.
8 Day Ignatian Retreat
Married Couples Retreat