St. Francis Prayer Center

It’s been a full week since I attended the #writepublishpromote writers incentive retreat. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the entire experience. I wanted to share the grounds the retreat was held at. St. Francis Springs Prayer Centerproved to be the ideal place for me to be. The peaceful serene setting truly is a healing place. The fact that Saint Francis was my favorite Patron Saint as a little girl was not lost to the adult ‘child’ I am now 😊



I was excited there was a labyrinth on the grounds. I’d always wanted to stroll one….Early morning Soul-Strolls walking the labyrinth is how I started each morning.

A small waterfall was also on the grounds……there was no denying the positive energy my entire being was absorbing….


Of course I was surrounded by the ‘Dear Old Ones’ πŸ’šπŸŒ³

And here’s a small sampling of the art work that caught my eye. Yep, there is a certain rhythm to these 😊🌳

All-In-All this was not, at least for me, just a Writing Incentive Retreat. This truly was a Spiritual Awakening as well. I’m still having a hard time finding the words to describe it all. Writers Block?!?! How’s that for irony?!?!? Was on a writers retreat and I’m at a loss for words…but I know they will come!!!!!

6 thoughts on “St. Francis Prayer Center

  1. I agree, processing is reflection time and is vital for writing. Spirituality and writing go hand in hand, I believe, and you certainly show that here. I was fortunate to visit Assisi some years ago and the contrast between the church built by the Pope for Francis which contains his tomb and the church he would have prayed in is stark. The former is large, ornate, covered in decorative embellishment and filled with gaudy artworks. The latter is a small simple stone church with a plain interior and a wonderful earthy atmosphere. We need more people like Francis who can stand beyond the Church’s desire to embellish and obscure.

  2. Such a beautiful place. And girl, you look like you’re 12 in that picture!!! How was the labyrinth? It’s very beautiful. Did you let your mind wander while you were walking?

    • It really is a beautiful setting. As for looking 12 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but thank you!!
      I took full advantage of walking slowly within the labyrinth…soaked in the quietude .. mind didn’t wander so much..I felt connected … glad the weather allowed me to go barefoot!

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