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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
21
Thu
all-day Jim McVicker, “Creating Colorful... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jim McVicker, “Creating Colorful... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
In this three day workshop I plan to start by talking about my process and my thoughts on landscape painting.I will paint a small demo the first morning to show my process for starting a landscape, how I work over the entire canvas in order to develop the painting as a unified whole, working on[...]
all-day W. Truman Hosner-“Concepts for P... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
W. Truman Hosner-“Concepts for P... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day
Drawing the figure is complex enough in and of itself. Add to it the changing light and the constant movement found in nature and the challenge becomes even more exciting! I will discuss concepts (as taught to me and also proven over the years in my own work) for working with speed and confidence and[...]
Jun
25
Mon
all-day Sterling Edwards-“Watercolors A ... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Sterling Edwards-“Watercolors A ... @ Franciscan Life Process Center
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
This will be a watercolor workshop for all skill levels. There will be a wide variety of watercolor techniques that will be discussed and demonstrated including positive and negative painting, composition, using creative colors, glazing, charging color, and many more. We will begin each day with a demonstration painting that will be finished before lunch.[...]

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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

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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