In The Spirit of St. Francis
The Spirit of St. Francis is a deep embrace of life. Among the joys and sorrows there is a continuous conversion and transformation.
The Spirit of Saint Francis is an encounter with God in creation, community and contemplation.
The Spirit of St. Francis is an encounter with Christ – the Incarnate, Crucified and Resurrected One.
The Spirit of St. Francis is an encounter with the Holy Spirit at work in our life.
We invite you to be caught up In the Spirit of St. Francis.
Brother Sun-Sister Moon:
Heralds of Good News –
Laudato Si’: Season of Creation – Let Justice and Peace Flow
September 6, 2023 – Wednesday
Registration at 9:00 am.
Sending Forth at 1 pm.
Pope Francis declared September 1, as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The month following to the feast of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) is known as the Season of Creation.
This morning retreat includes outdoor stations of prayer, reflections on creation, Mass and an earth inspired hardy lunch. Please dress and prepare for the weather (many parts of this retreat are outdoors). Bring your own water bottle and small day pack to carry items.
Blessing of the Pets – Sunday, October 1, 2:30—4:00 pm
Blessing Ritual at 3:00 pm.
You are invited to bring your pet to receive a blessing from one of the Friars at a special ritual held outdoors. St. Francis gave special consideration to all of God’s creatures, calling them brothers and sisters. Come and visit the grounds and retreat centre that afternoon. The Blessing ritual will take place at 3:00 pm.
Blessing of Christmas Crèches
Sunday, December 3, 2:30 pm –limited registration
Christmas at Greccio – Christmas at The Mount
Sunday, December 10, 2:30—4:30 pm
St. Francis of Assisi began the popular tradition of re-enacting the Christmas story in Greccio, Italy. Mount St. Francis has held the Greccio Christmas pageant since 2006. We are excited to welcome you back for this in person outdoor pageant.
Accepting non-perishable food and cash donations for the Cochrane Food Bank.
Charity of the Cross: You are Love – Wednesday, March 27, 9:00 am—3:00 pm or 6:00—9:00 pm. Cost: $30.00
Includes either noon meal or supper,
presentation, quiet time and ritual.
Brother Sun-Sister Moon: Heralds of Good News –
Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9:00 am—6:00 pm. Cost: $60.00
A full-day outdoor retreat beginning at 9:00 am. This retreat includes a walking-pilgrimage, an outdoor Mass, eco-friendly reflections, and evening bonfire. The cost is $60.00, youth 11 – 16 is $20.00 this includes a packed picnic lunch and BBQ dinner (Vegan). Please dress and prepare for the weather and terrain. Bring your own water bottle and small day pack to hold the lunch.