Welcome to the St Francis Retreat Centre
for Retreats, Days of Prayer, Conferences and Workshops
The Retreat Centre is a ministry of the Order of Friars Minor, brothers and priests following in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. It is open to many different faiths and groups for Retreats, Days of Prayer, Conferences and Workshops.
The Centre is located in three hectares of park-like surroundings 20 minutes from Auckland Airport. The surrounding grounds provide a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for all who visit.
The Centre is staffed by Franciscan Friars and dedicated lay people who carry on the Franciscan Spirit of hospitality and peace.
We welcome you.
Time Out Days
Our last Time Out Day for the year is on Tue 6 Dec
$30pp with lunch provided
A 'Time Out Day' is a day divided into 3 parts beginning with a opening session at 9.30am, followed by midday prayer at noon and then a final session at 2pm. Between sessions everyone is invited to prayerfully reflect on the material presented by one of our retreat staff. The cost is $30 pp with a tasty lunch provided. Booking is essential for catering purposes.
24hr Quietude (Fri - Sat)
Look out for our 2023 dates!
$120pp/24 hr, all food and accommodation included
For those who seek a short retreat. Our 24hr Quietude Retreats begin on Friday with prayer and rest, continuing on to Saturday with a day of reflection, contemplation and prayer. Booking is essential.