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Advent Days of Prayer

Thursdays, November 30, December 7, 14 2017

9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation for the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Just as little children eagerly await the coming of Santa Claus, so too, should we anticipate the coming of Our Lord.  As one Franciscan used to say, we should take this time to decorate our souls, just as we do our houses.  We would like to invite you to join us for a day/days of Spiritual reflection, as together we eagerly await the coming of the Child Jesus.

                       Please watch for our 2017
                Advent Theme and Conference Titles

Each day will begin with coffee and other refreshments between 9:15-9:45 am. A prayer service with the day's retreat conference will begin at 9:45. There will be opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation,  personal prayer and reflection, as well as a guided prayer experience. Participants bring their own lunch for the day; the retreat center provides beverages and a treat. The afternoon concludes with the Stations of the Cross followed by Mass.



9:30 a.m.     Gathering Time. Coffee available in Dining Room

9:45 a.m.     Welcome [Chapel]

Followed by Opening Prayer & Conference [Chapel]

10:30 a.m.   Opportunity for Confessions or Spiritual Direction

11: 30 a.m.  Guided prayer experience [Chapel]

Noon            Lunch [Dining Room]) - Participants bring their own lunch for the day.                                        The center will provide beverages.   

1:00 p.m.     Stations of the Cross [Chapel]

1:45 p.m.     Mass [Chapel]

Followed by departures

Suggested offering for the day: $20.00. Pre-registration is encouraged (so we know how many handouts and worship aids to prepare), but is not necessary.      

16385 Saint Francis Lane - Prior Lake, MN 55372 - 952-447-2182 - email: secretary@franciscanretreats.net