Upcoming Events

We would like to highlight some of the special
programs in which our Sisters are involved:

  • As we enter into the holy season, Sr. Mary Ruth will be offering a series on Praying with Scripture during Advent, November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Both online and in-person options available. To reserve your place, contact Sr. Mary Ruth at srmaryruth@sfcretreats.org or 701-242-7195.


  • This winter, we are hosting the Women’s Ecclesia Domestica retreat, entitled “Heart of a Mother.” It will be held February 3-5. For more information, call Sr. Susan Marie at 702-242-7195 or Karen at 701-640-3060.


  • A popular annual event is Mother Daughter Days. We are pleased to announce the 2023 dates: June 15-17 and July 20-22. For more information, contact Sr. Jean Louise at ndfranciscan@yahoo.com / 701-208-1245.  You may register here.

Anyone wishing to make a private directed retreat is invited to
contact Sr. Mary Ruth to make arrangements.  

Our Center, however, is open to any number of events. Most of the following are hosted by outside groups throughout the year. You are welcome to contact Karen at 701-640-3060 if you are interested in getting in touch with the organizers to register. Please note that these events are subject to change, and availability may be limited.

Scheduled Events at St. Francis Retreat & Conference Center

November, 2022
9-13: Chatterblocks Quilting Retreat
12: Mini Retreat Series with Sr. Mary Ruth
15-18: Quilts of Valor
18: Cookie Retreat
26: Andy Z. Benefit

December, 2022
3: Mini Retreat Series with Sr. Mary Ruth
7: Teens for Life

January, 2023
20-22: Teams of Our Lady
25-29: Quilts & Giggles

February, 2023
2-5: Women’s Ecclesia Domestica Retreat
6-9: Conference for Ecclesia Priests
7-10: High School Students
8-12: Basket Case Quilting
17-19: Teams of Our Lady
23-26: Private Retreat

March, 2023
3-5: Teams of Our Lady
9-12: Women’s Cursillo
16-19: Ecclesia Men’s Retreat
23-26: Quilting

April, 2023
10-16: Quilting Asylum
17-22: St. Gerard’s Rummage Sale
26-30: Quilting

May, 2023
11-14: Quilting with Kids

June, 2023
4-10: Family gathering
11-July 11: Thirty Day Retreat with Fr. Dennis Brown
15-17: Mother Daughter Days (1st Session)
23-25: Beginning Experience
27-29: Nun Run