Home 2018-10-10T17:01:38+00:00

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

Oct
18
Thu
all-day Joshua Clare-“How To Paint Every... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Joshua Clare-“How To Paint Every... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Much of learning to paint is learning to see simply and truly. Often we allow ourselves to be discouraged by things that we tell ourselves are difficult to paint. We’ve all heard artists say things like, “I can’t paint people,” or “I’ve never been a landscape guy.” It is not until we clear our minds[...]
all-day Mark Daniel Nelson-Image to Abst... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Mark Daniel Nelson-Image to Abst... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
This workshop is for the painter ready to push his or her work beyond the point of recognizable subject matter into the realm of pure abstraction. Students will start with traditional representational approaches and move through progressively more abstract techniques until arriving at purely non-objective paintings. Special attention will be paid to the elements of[...]
Oct
22
Mon
9:00 am Kathleen Mooney – COLLAGE PAPERS... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Kathleen Mooney – COLLAGE PAPERS... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 3:00 pm
Enjoy exploring the unique properties of working with acrylic paints while making and using YOUR OWN CUSTOM COLLAGE PAPERS in this SPECIAL REQUEST 3-day workshop – October 22, 23 and 24. There are techniques that acrylics are perfectly suited for that will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics and hand cut stamps with[...]

Featured

Support groups for women

Upcoming

Sign up for these events!

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.

Read More

Counseling

Counseling

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

Read More

Fertility Care

Fertility Care

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

Read More
Land Experiences

Land Experiences

Land Experiences

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

Read More
Meeting Facilities

Meeting Facilities

Meeting Facilities

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

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

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

Retreats

Retreats

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