Camping Discernment Retreat


Experience God in nature amidst the beautiful rolling hills and clean, sparkling lakes at Allegany State Park in western New York. Enjoy hiking, praying and sharing in meals and conversation. This weekend getaway offers you an opportunity to discover if God is calling you to religious life.

Dates: August 5 – 7, 2016
Location: Allegany State Park, Salamanca, Western New York

To register, contact: Sister Caryn Crook, Vocation Minister, 315.751.6819

Franciscans in Action


Experience community, prayer and service to others in the Franciscan tradition while offering your time, help and encouragement.

We will collaborate with a community of Benedictine sisters from Martin, Ky. to serve people in need in the town of David, Ky. In the past, volunteers have repaired plumbing systems built patios, ramps and decks; painted rooms, fences and buildings; installed structural supports, carpeting, cupboards and base boards; while offering support and friendship.

Dates: July 16 – 23, 2016

Location: David, Kentucky

Cost: $145 plus transportation. Limited scholarships are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Registration deadline: to be announced

To register, contact: Sister Karen Krebs, 412.965.1247