The Wisdom of Saint Francis of Assisi: A great way of perceiving and living life in the 21st century

July 10 (7 p.m.) – July 16 (noon), 2015

St. Francis Hall, St. Francis Convent


Sr. Kathy WarrenThe Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite you to join them for the retreat entitled, The Wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi: A Great Way of Perceiving and Living Life in the 21st Century, on Friday, July 10 (7p.m.) – Thursday, July 16 (12 noon), 2015, at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.

Sister Kathy Warren, retreat director, will lead us through some of the writings of Francis of Assisi in order to discover an ageless wisdom for our contemporary challenges. What might the wisdom of Francis, the 13th century follower of Christ, have to say to the questions we live with in the 21st century? What light might the writings of this “new fool for Christ” shed on the pressing issues of our lives today – as family members, community members and global citizens? How does this soldier turned peacemaker speak to the challenges confronting our world today? These are some of the challenging questions we will work toward answering. We invite you to join us as we seek the timeless insights of St. Francis of Assisi and apply that wisdom to our daily lives here in this time and place in history.

Our retreat director, Franciscan Sister Kathy Warren, OSF (Rochester) is currently a member of her congregational “Franciscan Life in Mission” office and engages in retreats and enrichment opportunities regarding the Franciscan charism. She has a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Loyola University, Chicago and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Graduate
Theological Foundation (South Bend, Ind.).

Cost: $450 (Includes room and board, 3 meals a day, snacks, and presenter’s fee) Commuter rate $120. Register by June 22, 2015, with a $50 non-refundable deposit. For more information, contact the Franciscan Life Center at (320) 632-0668 or email:


Lent: A Sacramental Journey to Easter

February 25, March 4 and 11 — 6:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Francis Hall

The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls invite the public to attend a special Lenten series entitled, “Lent: A Sacramental Journey to Easter,” by Sister Elise Saggau, OSF. This series will be held on consecutive Wednesday evenings, February 25, March 4 and 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in St. Francis Hall at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.

The presentations will focus on three fundamental aspects of the Christian life. The first evening’s reflection will be Continual Conversion—Christians entering into a spirit of penitence in preparation for Easter. During Lent we turn more fully toward Divine Mercy revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The second evening will focus on Baptism, which initiates us into membership in the faith community, the Church. The third and final reflection will focus on the Eucharist, a continual offering of worship to God in which we commit ourselves to Christ’s mission of mercy.

For more information on the Lenten series, or to register, please call (320)632-0668 or email:

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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, is a community of Catholic women religious who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We believe that the living of a poor, simple and prayerful community life is a ministry of presence and witness. Our doors are open to the public to celebrate Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and to benefit from the St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center. We welcome those who wish to join us as sisters, associates, volunteers, transfer sisters, friends and donors.


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