I have been involved at the St. Francis Prayer Center for a number of years, serving in various capacities and attending many retreats there. I highly encourage anyone who is a seeker to attend any and all of them. The Pilgrim’s Way Retreat was totally worth the commitment of meeting once a week for 6 months. There I met fellow sojourners on my journey home, and I met friends I didn’t know I needed. The wisdom imparted by the Holy Spirit and my fellow travelers was priceless and I will never forget the experience.

For those who wish to travel deeper, the Shepherd’s Way series is extremely helpful. It challenges us to go deeper into ourselves and our faith and be healed. It is not for sissies, but it is well worth the time investment. Our group leader, Debbie Hawley, was so knowledgeable and interesting, it made it a treat to attend.

In short, I would recommend any and all of the retreats to anyone who feels called in any way to attend. I found them not just informative, but uplifting. What happened to me there will stay with me. I’m looking forward to next Autumn when they start all over again!

Love and Prayers,

I took the Pilgrims Way workshop and was concerned at first by the 6 months commitment. Each week I looked forward to attending and I learned so much about Scripture, my relationship with God and especially the sharing with my tablemates. The six months flew by and it was the best commitment I have made spiritually.


I attended the “Visions & Dreams” workshop. I don’t remember the date in the early spring.

I enjoyed the workshop and learned how my dreams can help me grow in my faith. As the Holy Spirit sends messages to us, through our dreams and gives direction to our lives if we pay attention. I have recorded some of my dreams but not as faithfully as necessary to become good at seeing patterns. I bought a recommended book to help me with interpreting my dreams. It is very helpful. We were told, “everything in our dreams represents ourselves.” That was something I had never heard before. It was a great workshop and I would attend another Dream workshop in the future to learn more.