Franciscan Hermitage Experience

Franciscan Hermitage Experience is a Four Day Silent Retreat  on the lovely wooded grounds of Alton Collins Retreat Center that provides the opportunity for people of all faith traditions to enter deeply into the presence of God through the spirituality and guidance of St. Francis and St Clare. “To sit at the feet of Jesus” (Luke 10:39) is the invitation for each person who participates in the daily rhythm of prayer, eating,

silence, teaching, and sharing.


Franciscan spirituality and insights will be shared through song,

scripture, reflections, readings, poetry and faith sharing. You will

discover a supportive community in the shared silence and the wisdom of  Francis and Clare.


Dates: November 19-22, 2021

Time:  5:00pm, Friday thru Monday at 4:00pm

Cost: $550-650 sliding scale (scholarships are available)

Facilitators:  Sr. Mary Jo Chaves, OSF, Connie Isgro, Terry Cappiello and Michelle Kroll

Place:  Alton Collins Retreat Center, Eagle Creek, OR


Private rooms at Alton Collins. Scholarships available

Your gifts beyond the costs enable others to participate.


Personal Overnight Retreats

Our Center, an urban Franciscan sanctuary, has 2 bedrooms available for personal overnight mini-retreats. We invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy our Franciscan hospitality and to gift yourself with time for silence, solitude, and rest.


Spiritual direction is available during your stay. Arrangements should be made with your director prior to your stay. You may also want to take advantage of the programs that are offered on premises during your stay. 


Check-in Time: 1:00pm
Check-out Time: 10:00am

Cost: $65 per night (spiritual direction is $60-100 per session, additional)

There is a kitchen available for use during your stay.

One night deposit required to reserve your time. The remainder is to be paid upon arrival.

If you wish to reserve time for retreat please contact Michelle at 503-794-8542.