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San Pedro Center - Retreats and Programs

In order to accommodate the needs of our guests, we close registration for retreats and programs the week before they are due to begin. After that you must phone the office at 407-671-6322 for the possibility of accommodating a late registration. Thank you for helping us to serve you better!!

Oct. 1, 2017: Blessing of the Animals

Animal Blessing (square)

Bring your pet to San Pedro on Sunday, October 1, at 4:00 pm, for a special blessing in the Franciscan tradition!

Price: Free Event

Date: October 1, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Oct. 3, 2017: Franciscan Celebrations: Transitus


For centuries Franciscans have celebrated the death of Saint Francis on this day. The Ritual is called the Transitus. It is a simple ceremony of prayer, story telling and thanksgiving. The participants are invited to relive the final hours of the Seraphic Saint and to share in the hospitality of the Franciscan Fraternity. All lovers and followers of Francis are invited to attend at 7 PM in Mary Mother of God Chapel on the San Pedro Campus.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 3, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Oct. 12: Senior Day

Senior Day Eucharist as Thanksgiving

Bishop Noonan has declared a Year of the Eucharist in celebration of our 50th Jubilee with the theme, “Stay with Us Lord.”

As we continue to enter into this beautiful theme, Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR will speak on the Eucharist as Thanksgiving: Why Catholics Believe This. We will reflect on this belief as we recognize that the Eucharist is Jesus' greatest gift to us. Jesus is the best possible gift God could give us. Our prayer is: "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever." When we come to the Eucharist, we come to give thanks for this marvelous gift of God as well as all the other gifts in our lives.

Coffee and danishes are served at 9:00 am.  The program begins at 9:30 am followed by lunch.  Mass ends the day!


General Admission $15.00

Date: October 12, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Oct. 27-29, 2017: Franciscan Retreat

Fog on Pasture (widescreen)

The Franciscan Way of Life should have real impact today. The Franciscan witness and charism have done so in the past. The question is: how can we continue to do this in an ever-changing and complex world?
This weekend retreat will have several lectures accompanied by discussions and resolutions on how to carry out this gift of Francis, influencing the world today. Retreat facilitator is Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR.

Commuter- $90
Double Room-$185
Private Room-$260

Check in begins at 4pm on Friday, October 27th in the Administration Building. The retreat begins with dinner at 5:30pm and concludes with 10am Mass on Sunday, October 29th. Cost includes all meals, beginning with dinner on Friday through breakfast Sunday.


  • Commuter ($90.00) + 4.00%
  • Double Room ($185.00) + 4.00%
  • Private Room ($260.00) + 4.00%

Start Date: October 27, 2017
End Date: October 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 23

Oct. 28, 2017: Saturday Morning Book Club

Join us in October for our next Saturday Morning Book Club! Come ready to discuss on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the Administration Conference Room, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The San Pedro Center Book Club is led by Fr. Blase Romano, TOR. More information about our next book will be available soon!

If you are unable to get this month's book at your local library, Amazon always has “gently used” copies for sale for a very reasonable price. Please register online or call the San Pedro Office (407) 671-6322. This is a free program but, as always, donations are humbly accepted.

Price: Free Event

Date: October 28, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Nov. 2-5, 2017: Franciscan Hermitage

Franciscan Hermitage Retreat
November 2-5, 2017

07/05/11-Camp San Pedro, Casselberry, Fl.

Please join us next time!

A silent retreat guided by Franciscan Fr. Vianney Cunningham, TOR and
Jeanne & Tony Walter, Members of the Secular Franciscan Order.

San Pedro Center offers opportunities for an experience of Franciscan Hermitage deeply rooted in the Franciscan tradition.

Francis would withdraw to a hermitage or place of solitude in order to be with the Lord. In silence he would spend time praying.

If you would like to experience this rhythm of solitude and quiet, you are invited to attend this retreat. After an orientation and talk on the Franciscan way of life on Thursday evening, the retreatant begins two and a half days of silence. Each day begins with Eucharist. The Divine Office is recited communally throughout the day and evening, and personal time with the Lord is spent in rest, personal prayer and enjoyment of the grounds & chapel.

This retreat is limited to eight retreatants and fills up quickly.

The retreat begins at 7:00pm Thursday evening and concludes with 10:00am Mass on Sunday. Please eat dinner prior to arriving Thursday evening.

**Please Note: a $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration. You will not be registered for the event until this deposit is made. Payment should be made in full two weeks prior to event.**

Please join us next time!


  • Registration Deposit ($50.00) + 4.00%
  • Full Registration Payment ($295.00) + 4.00%

Start Date: November 2, 2017
End Date: November 5, 2017

Available Spaces: 0