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Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

The Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, Minnesota is offering a Married Couples Retreat, during the weekend of April 8-10, 2019, hosted by The Conventual Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province.  The theme of this year’s retreat is “Rejoice and Be Glad:  Our Call to Holiness Today” The Center is located on 60 acres of woods, prairie and ponds that beckon you from the cares of daily life to a place of quiet reflection and growth. Among the reasons to consider attending are:

  • Experience Christ’s love together at an unhurried pace.
  • Step away from the busyness to think, relax and take care of yourself—nurture self and your marriage.
  • Experience proactive stories based on relevant theme to help you grow individually and as a couple.
  • Not designed for healing marriages, though healing does occur.
  • Rest—rejuvenate, individually and as a couple.
  • Experience our theme as a couple.
  • Hear God’s (Spirit’s) voice in your life.
  • Put first things first—uncover priorities individually and in your marriage.
  • Feel that God is holding you as a couple in the palm of His hand for the weekend.
  • Renew your energy and outlook on life.

This retreat is an opportunity for prayer, reflection, relaxation, healing and growth, but most of all, a time for couples to spend time together away from the cares of daily life, in this comfortable and spiritual setting.  For information on fees, retreat schedule, conference themes, etc., go to, or contact Tom Budnik, STA Coordinator of Ministries, at, or by phone at 292-3810.  Brochures are also available upon request from Tom.