Gather and Discern: Fraternal Gatherings of Dreams for Our New Province

September 13-16, 2022
St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chapman Road
Easton, PA 18045
 
October 18-21, 2022
Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey
5825 Coors Blvd SW
Albuquerque NM
 
November 29-December 2, 2022
Franciscan Renewal Center
5802 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

 

You must complete the registration process separately for each gathering you would like to attend.

We will offer additional Gather and Discern events in 2023.

Meeting Information
The fraternal gatherings will provide an opportunity for friars to foster relationships with their brothers from different provinces, to share their stories and dreams for the future, and to be consulted about plans for the formation of the new province. The fraternal gatherings will begin with dinner on the day of arrival and conclude at noon on the final day.

Sleeping Room Information
The US-6 will be sponsoring accommodations. Each friar will be assigned his own private room. Special accommodations will be  provided for those who require them.

Transportation - Easton, PA
Friars are asked to arrange their own transportation to and from the St. Francis Retreat Center.  Friars will arrive on September 13 beginning at 4:30 p.m. and depart September 16 at noon.  If you are flying to Easton, please consider inviting another friar to join you and share in the rental of a car.

The Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is a 20 minute drive to the Retreat Center.  Ride shares (Uber, Lyft) are available.  Pick up location: Second Level, Main Terminal in the outdoor sheltered waiting area.

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is a 1 hr 20 min drive (85 miles) to the Retreat Center.   Rental car services are: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.   

Transportation - Albuquerque, NM
Friars are asked to arrange their own transportation to and from the Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey.  Friars will arrive on October 18 beginning at 4:30 p.m. and depart October 21 at noon.

The Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) is a 25 minute drive to Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey .  Taxis or Ride shares are available (Uber, Lyft).

Taxis- zTrip (Formerly Yellow Cab Company) - (505) 247-8888 / ABQ Green Cab Company - (505) 243-6800

Transportation - Scottsdale, AZ
Friars are asked to arrange their own transportation to and from the Franciscan Renewal Center.  Friars will arrive on November 29 beginning at 4:30 p.m. and depart December 2 at noon.

The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is a 25 minute drive to the Franciscan Renewal Center.  Taxis or Ride shares are available (Uber, Lyft).
Taxis-
AAA/Yellow Cab - 480-888-8888 / Mayflower Cab - 602-955-1355 / VIP TAXI - 602-300-3000

Each fraternity is asked to cover the cost of transportation. If you require financial assistance, please contact Kim Myers at  kmyers@usfranciscans.org.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
For the safety and health of all participants, all attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including their booster shot.  All attendees are required to bring proof of vaccination with them (vaccination card or electronic photo of your vaccination card).

Registration Questions 
If you need assistance with your registration, please contact Nix Conference & Meeting Management at 314-645-1455 or email Registrar@NixMeetings.com.