Advent 2023 – 800 Years – Celebrating the Nativity Scene
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where are all welcome in the name of Christ. The Franciscan Friars of Canada, inspired by the vision and example of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, have served here since 1949.
We offer silent retreats and spiritual direction. We also serve those in the 12 Step Program through weekend and evening Serenity retreats. We listen to 5th steps. We host groups and individuals seeking a place of quiet and stillness in an often hectic world. We can accommodate up to 48 people (45 rooms/48 beds). We have one large and one small meeting room, a library and chapel. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions. There are approximately 500 acres to explore.
Our retreats are organized through a group of dedicated volunteer Captains that oversee the registration. Please see our retreats page for more information.
We have strong ties with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary; other Christian Churches, schools and organizations; as well as others not affiliated with any particular faith but who are in accord with our mission of peace, healing and prayer. We value the many loyal friends and benefactors that have supported us in our ministry for over 70 years.
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre
P.O. Box 430 Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A6
41160 Retreat Road, accessed from Highway 1A on the east of Cochrane (at the top of the Big Hill). Turn north at the traffic lights on to Range Road 40 across from Gleneagles. Follow the signs for the Retreat Centre.
Mount St. Francis is a retreat centre set apart in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where all are welcomed in the name of Christ. The Franciscan Friars, inspired by the vision and example of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, in collaboration with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary and many other loyal supporters, have served in this spiritual centre of peace, healing, and prayer since its foundation in 1949.
Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre is a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan Friars of Canada. For more information, see www.franciscanfriars.ca
As we continue to work toward greater truth and reconciliation, we acknowledge that we work, reside, pray, learn and play within Treaty 7 territory, traditional lands of the Stoney Nakoda peoples of the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley Bands, the Tsuut’ina, the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) peoples of Siksika, Piikani and Kainai Band. We also respectfully acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Métis Nation within Region III. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi we acknowledge our interconnectedness with all of creation and we give thanks for all it provides for us.