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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: May 26-29, 2023

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

Cost: $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.

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