MINNESOTA RETREAT CENTER WITH FRANCISCAN FLAIR
THE FRANCISCAN RETREAT and Spirituality Center in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota is one of more than a dozen Franciscan-run retreat centers around the country. Serving some 2,000 people a year, the center offers a wide range of programs, with regular offerings specifically formen, women, and those seeking time out during Advent or Lent. “Our retreats attempt to addresscontemporary issues through the use of sacred scripture, our Franciscan resources, music, art andritual,” says director Brother Robert Roddy, O.F.M.Conv. Retreatants will also encounter a Franciscanflavor, he says, in the surrounding 60 acres of woods and trails and in the way retreats are led incollaboration with laywomen ministers. The friars founded the center in 1966, responding to a demandamong area Catholics for a retreat house in the southern end of the Twin Cities region.
OUTDOOR LABYRINTHSare popular features atmany retreat centers,including the FranciscanRetreat and SpiritualityCenter in the Twin Citiesarea of Minnesota.
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