Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George (other retreats)

Motherhouse in Alton, IL

Discernment Retreats
Held at the Sisters' house in LaCrosse, WI
For women 17 - 35 years old who are seeking God's will for them. Held each summer. See contact information below.

Come Follow Days
Held at the Sisters' house in LaCrosse, WI
For girls 4th - 6th grade, and later for girls 7th - 10th grade. Together, we will explore: What do Sisters do all day? What is an aspirant? Why are they at the House of Formation? How do I know I am called to be a Sister? And other questions. Held each summer.
For more information on Discernment Retreats and Come Follow Days, please contact:

Sister M. Luka, F.S.G.M.
Director of Mater Redemptoris Convent and House of Formation
La Crosse, WI
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