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Programs Which Foster Dignity and Hope
in the Sacred Process of All Life


Two Locations. One Mission.

Since our founding by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in 1972, the Franciscan Life Process Center has assisted in the education, healthy development and cultural enrichment of individuals and communities of people throughout the greater Grand Rapids area and Kent County.

Our Mission:  To promote a relationship with God that brings dignity and hope to the sacred process of all life through programs that assist, educate, enrich and inform.

Events

Upcoming Events

Jun
18
Tue
6:30 pm Introduction to NFP/FABM @ Grand Rapids Campus
Introduction to NFP/FABM @ Grand Rapids Campus
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This one-time session is perfect for anyone looking for basic information about Natural Family Planning, also known as a Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) of family planning. Please register by June 14 by contacting Laura Chapin at 616-319-3841 or email lchapin@lifeprocesscenter.org.
Jun
19
Wed
9:00 am Howard Friedland-Expanding the “... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Howard Friedland-Expanding the “... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 3:00 pm
Howard Friedland-Expanding the "Dynamic Range of Your Paintings" @ Franciscan Life Process Center | Lowell | Michigan | United States
Learn how you can design your paintings to be more appealing and compelling, using tried and true secrets of the Masters. This 4 day studio class will teach you the methods and use of materials to create more Dynamic Paintings. He will cover: Design and Notan Muted to Chromatic Color Color Harmony Use of Transparent and[...]
9:00 am Susan Blackwood-“FIGURES ‘DOING’... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Susan Blackwood-“FIGURES ‘DOING’... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm
Susan Blackwood-"FIGURES 'DOING' +  PAINTING MOTION AND TELLING A STORY" @ Franciscan Life Process Center | Lowell | Michigan | United States
Humans move and our lives tell stories. This workshop will help you capture not only the figure, but how best to “Tell the Story” in your paintings. It will cover photographing your subject, arranging the composition, and how to direct the eye for the greatest message. We will discuss motion and creating a sense of[...]

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Men’s Retreat, July 16, 2019

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Services and Programs

Our programs and services have grown since our humble beginnings and continue to serve West Michigan. Be a part of our future as we move ahead. Here are some of our programs:

Art Program

Art Program

Art Program

An entire palette of services – workshops, retreats, local artists sessions – a colorful variety of events for artists of all ages.

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Counseling

Counseling

Counseling services are based on a belief in the inherent dignity of each individual and the potential for growth in each person.

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Fertility Care

Fertility Care

Our FertilityCare practitioners offer consultation and education for couples in this life-giving method.

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Land Experiences

Land Experiences

Land Experiences

Animals, gardens, an orchard, a vineyard, natural woods and trails and all sorts of work projects await you!

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Meeting Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Consider holding your next meeting or staff retreat at our serene rural setting; overnight accommodations are also available.
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Music Lessons

Music Lessons

Discover your untapped musical ability or perfect your already honed skills with the guidance of our music instructors.

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Our Music Therapy services have helped hundreds of children and adults live a more integrated life. Find out more.
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Retreats

Retreats

Retreats

Need time apart for reflection and prayer to gain a new perspective? Our retreats are for groups and individuals.
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