“The Portiuncula Center for Prayer nestled in St. Francis Woods and rooted in the Franciscan tradition, is a sacred space of welcome for those seeking peace of mind, body, and spirit.” Mission Statement
We are excited to again be offering retreats at The Port. Our Franciscan retreat in July is open to all. Fr. Jennrich is truly a gifted retreat leader. The Silent Directed Retreat in August still has
openings. It is a wonderful time to be on campus, in silence, and meet with a Spiritual Director.
We are also opening The Poverello Holistic Center for massage and reiki. Please contact us to schedule a retreat, massage, hermitage, or spiritual direction. Call 815.464.3880, email email@example.com, or use this site for online scheduling. Our grounds are open if you choose to come by and walk the paths or labyrinth. Finding the peaceful center in the storm is a challenge we all face. Let us know if we can help. Take care, Mary Lou Nugent
Let us be people who carry each other.
Let us be people who give from what we have.
Let us be people who leap to do the difficult things, the unexpected things and the necessary things.
Let us be people who live for Peace.
Let us be people who breathe Hope.
Let us be people who create beauty.
Let us be people who love
Let us rise to the questions of our time.
Let us speak to the injustices in our world.
Let us move the mountains of fear and intimidation.
Let us shout down the walls that separate and divide.
Let us fill the earth with the fragrance of Love.
Let us be people who love.
Let us be people who Love, in spite of fear.
Let us be people who Love, in spite of our stories.
Let us be people who Love loudly, beautifully, Divinely.
Let us be people who Love.