Silent Franciscan Living Retreat

“Walking through the Garden of Creation with Saint Francis of Assisi”

September 28-30, 2018

Together we will contemplate nature’s beauty, comfort and inspiration, and, in imitation of Saint Francis, find ways to apply nature’s wisdom to our own lives.

A tradition for Secular Franciscans throughout the LaVerna Region and beyond, all are invited to come and learn more about the many ways that Franciscans apply the Rule of Saint Francis to their own lives and ministries.

Cost: $190.

This silent retreat begins with Friday supper at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude with the noon meal on Sunday. Cost includes all program fees, overnight accommodations and delicious buffet meals.


Lee Ann Niebuhr, OFS, has a profound passion for her God, her Catholic faith and the Franciscan charism. Her education includes completing the two-year training to become the OFS Regional Spiritual Assistant for the LaVerna Region, completing Viterbo University’s Servant Leadership courses and Lay Leader of Prayer certification. In 2012, she received the Advance Level Certification for Catechesis from the Diocese of Superior, and in 1999, she completed the three-year Diocesan Lay Ministry Outreach Program.

Lee Ann received her Master’s Degree in Instruction from the University of WI-Superior, which continued her education after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Speech and English) from the University of WI-La Crosse.