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CircleofGiving_print“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”  Albert Einstein

The Portiuncula Center for Prayer is a ministry dedicated to the healing of mind, body, and spirit.  We are open to people of all faiths and strive to act at all times with gracious hospitality and love for all.  Your donations enable us to keep our rates affordable for the many and not just the few.


We also strive to provide the best service possible while monitoring costs closely.  We need your help to keep this ministry strong.  In the course of a school year we host 1,000 high school students for Kairos retreats.  We hear time and time again that the days they spend at The Port are life changing.  Your financial assistance will aid in our ability to keep this opportunity affordable for these young students, the future of our world.

Your donations help us serve thousands of men and women who come seeking solace and leave feeling peace and a renewed sense of purpose.  We have an ongoing need to replace chairs, tables, couches, and lamps.  All are well used!  Our Holistic Center is adding a new ministry and needs to purchase equipment to support this new service.

“Few are the giants of the soul who actually feel that the human race is their family circle.” Freya Stark  You are the giants of the soul!

If you have questions regarding ways you can help, please feel free to call me at 815.469.4851 or email

Thank you for your donation!

Mary Lou Nugent, Administrator, Portiuncula Center for Prayer  

Make checks payable to: Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart Address: 9263 West St. Francis Road, Frankfort, IL 60423 If you would prefer to call us with your credit card:  815.464.3880