The Franciscan Institute is a ministry of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother. The Sisters are skilled teachers, compassionate health care providers, attentive counselors, caring friends and gentle companions to those in need.

With its campus located on the beautiful and serene Caribbean island of
St. Lucia and programmes offered in Grenada and Trinidad, the Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development offers a quiet, peaceful retreat where people of all ages can come and relax, learn and grow.

At the Franciscan Institute, we use a holistic approach to develop programmes designed to help teach and heal.

We offer programmes for children, parents, teachers, child care providers, mental health professionals, Religious Communities and NGOs, on topics such as human development, relationships, conflict management, leadership training and more. We also offer directed and preached retreats, sabbaticals and days of reflection for youth, young adults, singles, couples, families and groups who are hoping to deepen their spiritual life, rejuvenate and reconnect.

Congregation of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother
Third Order Regular of Saint Francis of Assisi

Franciscan Institute for Personal & Family Development
Palmiste, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia - Phone 758-454-3157 - Fax 758-454-3158
RC Church Compound, Main Road, Chaguanas, Trinidad, W.I. - Phone: (868) 671-8321 - Fax: (868) 734-7620

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The trained professionals at the Franciscan Institute offer a variety of workshops that are designed to help promote a culture of peace.

Programmes & Retreats

- On-site programmes or Off-site programmes

- Family programmes

- Directed and Preached Retreats

- Day, weekend, weeklong and 30 days directed

- Lent , Advent, Mother's day , Father's day, Valentine's day, Feast of The Sorrowful Mother, Feast Of St Francis

- Sabbaticals

Professional Training in:
- Art Therapy
- Trauma Counselling
- Common Sense Parenting

See Course Descriptions for more details