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Serenity, AA & Al-Anon Retreat

December 1-3, 2017


Our Serenity Retreats are for men and women who are in AA & Al-Anon. They provide an opportunity for people who follow the 12-step program to gather together to focus on their spiritual lives, and share their struggles and joys in a safe and respectful context.

Emotional sobriety can be described as living a balanced life; to have the ability to deal with life and its joys and struggles in a healthy manner. When individuals become addicted to or are in relationship with those addicted to alcohol, drugs, or other unhealthy behaviors or substances, emotional growth is halted. When recovery begins, they can once again focus on their own emotional growth receiving a deep inner strength that they can rely upon.

Emotional sobriety is closely linked to serenity, an unshakable sense of inner peace that people find in recovery.

During this weekend retreat, we will look at the Signs of Emotional Sobriety and their relationship to the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Presenter: Sr. Linda Fischer is a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ from Columbia, PA. For the past 10 years, she has been involved full-time in 12-step retreat ministry. Sr. Linda is a 23-year recovering alcoholic and she calls her own journey in recovery one of the greatest blessings in her life.


   3:00 pm - Early Check-in (front desk)
   4:30 pm - Stations of the Cross
   5:30 pm - Light supper (Dining Room)
   6-7:30 pm - Check-in (Front desk)
   7:45 pm - Welcome and Orientation (Chapel)
                   Followed by Presentation I and discussion in small groups

   8:00 am - Morning Prayer (Chapel)
   8:30 am - Breakfast (Dining Room)
   9:30 am - Presentation II (Chapel) followed by discussion in small groups
   11:30 am - 6th Step Ceremony (with confessions for those who wish)
   12:30 pm - Lunch (Dining Room)
                     Followed by leisure time to rest, walk pray, or see a staff member for Spiritual Direction
   3:30 pm - Presentation III (Chapel) followed by discussion in small groups
   4:30 pm - Roman Catholic Sunday Mass (Chapel)
   5:30 pm - Dinner (Dining Room)
   7:00 pm - Presentation IV (Chapel) followed by discussion in small groups
   8:15 pm - Optional Entertainment (Marian Lounge)

   9:00 am - Breakfast
   10:00 am - Morning Prayer (Chapel)
                    Followed by Presentation V and discussion in small groups
   11:15 am - Stewardship meeting

View the Serenity Retreat brochure.

Registration Information

A non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 per person is required and must be received in order to reserve a room. Suggested offering for our weekend and mid-week retreats is $160 (includes programs, meals and private room with shared shower/toilet.

or call us at 952-447-2182.

General Information

The Conventual Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province are your hosts at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. The peace and natural beauty of our facility nestled in sixty acres of woods, prairie grass and a pond beckons you from the cares of daily life to a place of quiet reflection.

Our Retreat House and Spirituality Center offers:

Beautiful Chapel
Conference room
Gift Shop
Spiritual Direction
Four Conferences
Home cooked meals

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Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides further information on our retreats, our facilities, and the typical donation we request for attending our retreats.

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Should you have further questions, please call us at 952-447-2182, contact us via e-mail: secretary@franciscanretreats.net or via our website at Contact Us.


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