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.
Upcoming Retreats at St Francis
Please check out our Retreat Programmes page for our retreat schedule. You can book your spot online.
If you have any other queries please email email@example.com or call 09 625 6651
Contemplative Prayer - Intro to Christian Meditation
Sat 27 Aug 10am - 4pm
(Earlybird $65pp before 14 Aug, $80pp from 15 Aug, includes retreat and lunch)
Do you want to deepen your relationship with God? Does contemplative prayer beckon? In this introduction, we will learn about the great writers on prayer, including Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and 20th century luminaries Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton, John Main and Evelyn Underhill, to name just a few. All looked to the gospels and Jesus' teachings on prayer as they journeyed into a relationship with God that transcended words and embraced stillness and silence.
Time Out Days
Tue 23 Aug | Tue 20 Sep | Tue 18 Oct | Tue 22 Nov | 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)
16 - 17 Sep | 18 - 19 Nov
$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.