Anthony Carrozzo, Daniel Riley to Lead Retreats

Maria Hayes Around the Province

A variety of Franciscan retreats and programs is being offered in the coming months. All are open to friars as well as laypeople.

Next week, the director of Mt. Irenaeus, Daniel Riley, OFM, will lead a retreat titled “Franciscan Spirituality: Open Heartedness and the Cosmic Christ” at the Assisi Institute in Rochester, N.Y. The afternoon of reflections, meditation and dialogue on May 24 is free, though donations are gratefully accepted. For more information and to RSVP, email

Anthony Carrozzo, OFM, and Sisters Mary Arghittu, OSF, Anne Dougherty, OSF, and Jeanne Williams, OSF, will lead a silent directed retreat from June 23 to 29 at the Franciscan Center in Tampa, Fla. During the retreat, participants will meet daily with a spiritual director. The rest of the day is spent participating in Mass, prayer and contemplation, walking the grounds or labyrinth, creating art, listening to music and resting. The retreat costs $440. Participants are asked to RSVP by June 6 by calling 813-229-2695 or emailing

In Washington, Fr. Michael Cusato, OFM, former director of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, is presenting a talk at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land on May 17 as part of a series anticipating Pope Francis’s visit to the Holy Land. Fr. Michael’s talk, scheduled for 10 a.m., is titled “From Conversion to Conciliation: The Mission of Francis of Assisi and His Followers in a Hallowed Land.”

 Compiled by Maria Hayes