St. Michael's Retreat was established in 1963, and is owned and operated by the Franciscan Friars of Western Canada and operates through an interchurch board. It overlooks the beautiful Qu'Appelle valley, about 30 kms NW of Saskatchewan's capital city, Regina.
Six Franciscan Friars and a dedicated staff of lay persons from the nearby towns of Lumsden, Craven and Bethune provide a year-round haven for a variety of retreatants in an environment of peace, quiet and prayer, away from the "busy-ness" of our modern secular world. We offer a variety of retreats and programs designed to lead men and women, young and old, into a deeper relationship with God. We also host a number of other groups of all faiths and occupations for seminars, workshops, etc. Our warm hospitality and excellent cuisine have become legendary.
The Francisan Friars of St. Michael's Retreat together with the Anglican, Evangelical Lutheran & Roman Catholic Communities operate the Retreat Centre through an Interchurch Board. This partnership is a first in ecumenical retreat ministry.
St. Michael's offers bright, comfortable meeting rooms, a spacious building with superb service, and no distractions. The Conference Room, Meeting Room, and Board Room, and Gathering Room work well for meetings of a spiritual or business nature. If you wish, you can call on our resources and experience to help give your event an extra dimension. The lounge area with fireplace is a quiet space, as well as the chapel. The bookstore and library are available to all. The 44 single rooms and two double rooms, each have a small bathroom with shower.
We have a policy that inability to pay will not keep anyone from attending our retreats. Please contact the Administrative staff. The cost for most weekend retreats is $180.00/person. An income tax receipt is issued for donations given above the cost.
DONATIONS: Charitable donations are gratefully accepted to help us help others in need, as well as to assist with the operating costs of the Retreat.
GIFT CERTIFICATES: Give the gift of time -
time away from a busy world; time of quiet, solitude and space; time to get in touch with one's self, one's world, one's spirituality; time of reconciliation, healing and peace. Gift certificates are available for scheduled or private retreats.