A quiet, peaceful, contemplative environment for individuals or groups.

Our facilities include St. Francis of Assisi Church, dedicated in 1924 and built in the Romanesque style with neo-Gothic artistic influences.
Visitor's Guide


The Heritage Museum in Poverello Hall includes a collection of items that trace St. Francis’ journey, while featuring the story of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis who came to the United States from Muenster, Germany in 1875.

Inspiring art and beautiful stained-glass windows can be discovered throughout the Center.


Artist's Description: Canticle of the Creatures window

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Stepping outdoors, our visitors can refresh themselves by connecting with nature. Our sacred grounds feature trees, walking paths and shrines, a labyrinth (pictured right), the fire ring, a Cairn garden, and scenic wooded areas. Guide to Sacred Spaces.


It is all here to enrich those who come to this Franciscan place of spirituality.





“We could feel God’s presences in this sacred place. What a great need Chiara meets in our world.”

- United Methodist Women Retreat


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