Saint Francis Springs Prayer Center
Stoneville, North Carolina
Stoneville, North Carolina
Welcome to St. Francis Springs Prayer Center. We are an interfaith prayer and retreat center located in Stoneville, North Carolina, which is approximately 30 miles north of Greensboro. The Prayer Center is a 25,000 square food, state-of-the-art facility situated on 140 acres of beautiful and peaceful wooded property that offers a natural setting for prayer, reflection, and meditation.
We welcome you to spend a day, several days, or a week and enjoy the gift of silence in a prayerful environment. The Center is designed to provide quiet for retreatants even when the public areas are being used by groups. Quiet brook-side trails on our reserve offer a natural setting for meditation. Spiritual direction can be provided as scheduling permits.
We have 18 guest rooms in the main building, two four-bedroom cottages, and three one-bedroom hermitages. Each room has a private bath, and all rooms have a scenic view of the beautiful property on which the Center is located.
We have a variety of conference rooms suitable for groups of four to 60 participants.
The centerpiece of the Prayer Center is the chapel which can accommodate up to 100 people. The chapel has large windows overlooking the woods allowing the beauty of nature to enhance the spiritual experience. Its unique lighting creates a peaceful and reflective atmosphere especially for evening prayers and meditations.
2018 Program Schedule
February 13 ~ PREPARE FOR LENT AND “CATCH THE SPIRIT” – How can I make this Lent a spiritual reawakening? Join us for a day of reflection and prayer. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
February 25 ~ A CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH – An afternoon of song, poetry, history, folktales, and more, holding up an often unknown and rich heritage of African-American and African culture. 3:00 – 6:00 pm (includes dinner). Reservations required.
May 20 – May 25 ~ SILENT DIRECTED RETREAT – The setting for this retreat is complete silence with an invitation for prayerful reflection, often accompanied by Scripture. An assigned spiritual director will meet with each retreatant every day of the retreat.
July 8 – July 13 ~ SILENT RETREAT – We invite you to a silent retreat that includes daily reflections, prayer, spiritual direction several times during the week for those who desire it, and liturgy.
July 16 – July 20 ~ ICON WORKSHOP – Pray and paint images of faith with Fr. Damian Higgins, a Ukrainian Catholic priest. This workshop will teach the traditional Byzantine style of icon painting. All materials will be provided. Limited to 20 participants.
October 3 – 4 ~ TRANSITUS TO TRANSCENDENCE – Celebrate the death and new life of our patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi. O
December 2 ~ AFTERNOON OF TAIZE MUSIC AND PRAYER FOR THE SEASON OF ADVENT – We recommend you make your reservation early. 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
December 2 – 4 ~ CHRISTMAS AT THE SPRINGS – How do we make Christmas a spiritual experience? How do we carry that spirit throughout the New Year? Spend two consecutive overnights in comfortable surroundings with six home-cooked meals. Includes the Taize program on December 2.
December 7 – 9 ~ CHRISTMAS AT THE SPRINGS – How do we make Christmas a spiritual experience? How do we carry that spirit throughout the New Year? Spend two consecutive overnights in comfortable surroundings with six home-cooked meals.