Archive for August, 2023

Summer Celebrations:

How beautiful the summer days when our third order Franciscan friends come to visit.

As Assisi Heights motherhouse opened up after the pandemic we were able to receive our dear friend Mike Joncas. Father Mike celebrated a beautiful liturgy in our large chapel, followed by lunch in the large dining hall. 


Friar Vince – Starfield

Trees, water and sky meet at night to show off their complementary beauty.


July Retreat for the Poor Clare’s

The Poor Clare Sisters for their annual retreat left their home on the 3th Floor of Assisi Heights to pray together at the Franciscan retreat center in Prior Lake, MN.  Father Joseph Chinnici, a dear friend to our community over the years, guided us with daily reflections on our lives now as we move into the uncharted waters of our latter years.  The reflections were both soothing to the spirit and powerful, the surroundings were exquisitely beautiful and our Community retreat this year was the best ever.

We used this beautiful room for both prayer and conferences. 

One of the many stunning spots on on the retreat property.

Sister Fran enjoying the many and diverse flowers and plants on this gorgeous property.