Mission Statement:

 

At IL RITIRO Franciscan Retreat Center we believe our relationship with God, ourselves, and all creation is rooted in a God who loves us and creates us. In the Spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi IL RITIRO offers a place of hospitality and respect for all people of faith. We create an environment that fosters a sense of connection with God through creation, beauty, ample time and space for prayer and contemplation.

13 Reasons
To make your next Private Retreat
At IL RITIRO Franciscan Retreat Center
 
3 Houses each designed for one or two people
Each house has full kitchen, AC, and personal deck
Located on 90 wooded acres with nature trails
Small Lake with dock and multiple benches
Swimming Pool
Eucharistic Chapel
Small Nature chapel
Use of CD & DVD library
Daily Mass with Resident Franciscan Community (optional)
Spiritual Direction (optional)
Meal provided (optional)
Reasonable Rates
Flexible Scheduling
 
 
Mention you saw this on our website and receive 15% discount on lodging
on all private retreats booked during 2014 of more than three days.
(This offer is for a limited time.)
There are extensive properties
owned by religious communities
that are still in a relatively undisturbed state,
where wildlife is often abundant,
where human predation is limited,
where the primordial impress of the divine can still be felt,
and where a sense of the sacred is available.
 
Preservation of such lands
is one of the great urgencies of the moment.
There is profound need of the human soul
for contact with natural processes.
 
These regions were wildflowers grow and where bird nest
have become infinitely valuable as places
more needed than ever by the human spirit.
 
Such regions might be thought of as shrines
where the pristine impress of the divine
can still be experienced.
 
To lose these lands
to development would be an irreparable loss.
 
Thomas Berry in The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth

In Spanish

We are making
The Weekly Gospel
Reflection Questions
available in
Spanish
 
See
Spanish G.R.

Coming Retreats

 

Please See

Programs and Retreats

For Details

 

Private Retreats

Can Be Scheduled Anytime 

 

Autumn Colors,

Universe Grandeur

Friday, October 10; 7:00 pm to

Sunday, October 12; 11:00 am

(Includes 10:00 am Sunday Liturgy)

 

7-Day Annual

Post Intensive Retreat

Sunday, October 12 to

Saturday, October 18

(Presented by

Contemplative Outreach

of Central MO)

 

Journeying with Christ

in Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom

Friday, October 24; 7:00 pm to

Sunday, October 26; 11:00 am

(Includes 10:00 am Sunday Liturgy)

 

Embracing the Mystery

Friday, November 14; 7:00 pm to

Sunday, November 16; 11:00 am

(Includes 10:00 am Sunday Liturgy)

 

Surrendering with Creation

to the New Life Within

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Noon to 3:00 pm

 

New Year Hermitage Experience

Monday, December 29; 7:00 pm to

Thursday, January 1, 11:00 am

(Includes Liturgy for Feast)

 

Joy of Gospel Life

Through the Eyes of Pope Francis

And St Francis of Assisi

Saturday, January 24, 2015

9:00 to 3:30

(Opportunity for 4:00 Sunday Liturgy)

 

Couples Retreat

Saturday, February 14, 2015

9:00 to 3:30

(Include 4:00 Sunday Liturgy)

 

Our Need for Forgiveness

With God and Ourselves

Saturday, February 21, 2015

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

(Opportunity for 4:00 Sunday Liturgy)

 

Unleashing Sophia

Saturday, April 18, 2015

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

(Opportunity for 4:00 Sunday Liturgy)

 

Rocking Chair Retreat

Saturday, April 25, 2015

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

(Opportunity for 4:00 Sunday Liturgy)

 

Private Retreats

Can Be Scheduled Anytime 

 

Please See

Programs and Retreats

For Details

Scholarships

 

 

St. Francis was dedicated to making God’s love known to all. In the spirit of St. Francis, Il Ritiro maintains a scholarship fund to help people in difficult financial situations

 

Since the establishment of this fund in January of 2012, we have given $3,625 in full and partial scholarships.

 

We are grateful for the generosity of all those who have contributed to this fund. We are also pleased that so many people have benefited this resource.