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Creating a Culture of Peace

A holistic approach to teaching & healing

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Relax, Renew & Reconnect

Nurture your soul on a serene island retreat

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Enriching Young Minds

Through Spiritual Nourishment

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Strengthening Body, Mind & Spirit

For Healthier, Happier Living

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Journey With Us

On a Path to Deeper, Richer Meaning

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Welcome

With its campus located on the beautiful and serene Caribbean island of St. Lucia, the Franciscan Institute for Personal & Family Development--a ministry of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother--offers a quiet, peaceful retreat where people of all ages can come and relax, heal, learn and grow. We offer programmes for youth and adults both on-site at our locations in St. Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad, or off-site at your location of choice.

Youth Programmes

We provide a holistic approach to curriculum, designed to facilitate personal growth for children of all ages

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Adult Programmes

We use a psycho-spiritual method designed to address the needs of the whole person: body, mind and spirit

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Retreats

Take a retreat or sabbatical filled with spirituality and health & wellness activities to renew your soul

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Who We Help

We offer programmes for children, parents, students, teachers, professionals, religious communities, organizations and more

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Spirituality

Restore your spirit and reconnect with God with inner healing activities, prayer, movement exercises, journaling, T’ai Chi Chih & more

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Health & Wellness

Enrich your soul with hot stone massage, reflexology, healing touch, neurofeedback therapy, personal training, spiritual direction, the Labyrinth & more

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Our Unique Approach

We use a holistic, psycho-spiritual approach to develop programmes designed to help teach and heal

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Missionary Work

Stay in the comfort of our beautiful surroundings while doing volunteer missionary work in St. Lucia

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Human Trafficking

The Silent Crime of the Caribbean - raise awareness, help protect & prevent

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