Gift Shop Hours

Open daily
9am - 5:00pm



St. Clare Library Hours

Tuesday - Thursday
9:30am - 2:30pm
Closed on Holidays and Holy Days

Hospitality Contact:

Marcia Goff
Hospitality Manager 
Phone: (320)632-0695


St. Francis Campus: Hospitality

We offer a simple and nurturing environment for spiritual and holistic retreats, workshops and meetings at a price that is affordable to individuals and nonprofit groups with limited financial resources.

Meeting spaces are for groups whose goals are humanistic, educational, or service-oriented and are in basic accord with the mission and values of the Franciscan Sisters. Parking is free and the facility is handicapped accessible.


Meeting RoomsMeeting Rooms

We offer comfortable, functional meeting rooms that are ideal for workshops, seminars, and organizational meetings. Groups of 30 to 150 people can be accommodated. Audiovisual equipment is available upon request.


Food and Beverage Service

Onsite food and beverage service is available for an additional fee. 


Overnight Accommodations

Overnight housing is available for up to 44 people. Private and shared rooms feature simple furnishings. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests may opt to dine in the Convent dining room. Meals in the dining room are served cafeteria-style at designated times.


Additional Offerings for Guests
  • Join the Franciscan Sisters for Mass and prayer in Sacred Heart Chapel
  • Experience the quiet space of the Franciscan Life Center
  • Walk the labyrinth mowed into the grass of the orchard
  • Use the facilities at St. Francis Health and Recreation Center for a nominal fee, therapeutic massage is available for an additional fee
  • Check out books and tapes on spirituality from St. Clare Library.
  • Shop in the Franciscan Gift Shop for hand-crafted items made by the Franciscan Sisters, religious gifts, home decor and much more. 



Located on St. Francis Campus

Clare Residence:

Serves the long-term and assisted living needs for retired sisters.


Community Gardens:

Garden plots are available to the public for a nominal fee.


Franciscan Gift Shop:

Items are chosen for the expression of Franciscan values. Proceeds benefit Franciscan missions and ministries.


Franciscan Life Center:

A welcoming space for seekers of Franciscan life and spirituality.


The Hermitage:

A private peace-filled space for quiet and personal retreat.


Office for Associates:

Individuals interested in forming an Associate relationship with the Franciscan Sisters.


Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation:

Fostering peace and nonviolence, promoting human rights and building community.


Sacred Heart Chapel:

We invite you to join us for daily Eucharist and prayer.


St. Clare Library:

Library of 10,000 books and 4,500 tapes that includes information on spirituality, church history, best sellers and other resource materials.


St. Francis Health and Wellness Center:

A nonprofit total fitness center.


St. Francis Music Center:

A nonprofit community school for the performing and creative arts.


Spiritual Direction and Retreats:

Franciscan Sisters are available to facilitate spiritual direction for individuals and direct retreats for individuals or small groups.


Vocation Office:

Vocation ministers are available to meet with women interested in religious life or becoming a Franciscan Sister.


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Find Us:

116 8th Avenue SE
Little Falls, Minnesota



(320) 632-2981

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The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, is a community of Catholic women religious who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ, walking in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We believe that the living of a poor, simple and prayerful community life is a ministry of presence and witness. Our doors are open to the public to celebrate Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and to benefit from the St. Francis Music Center and St. Francis Health & Recreation Center. We welcome those who wish to join us as sisters, associates, volunteers, transfer sisters, friends and donors.


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