The San Damiano House of Prayer welcomes you.

Sisters of Saint Francis Located at 333 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, the House of Prayer was established in November 1999 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi of Penance and Charity, a Roman Catholic religious community based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The primary purpose is to provide a quiet space for women and men to explore their spiritual lives through spiritual direction, evenings and days of reflection, and retreats.

The house itself was a gift to the Sisters of St. Francis from the Sisters of Charity of Quebec on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of both congregations. The current staff consists of Sister Linda Greenwood, OSF, director, and Sister Kenan Rebholz, OSF, assistant. Other women and men contribute by leading programs, serving as spiritual directors, and being on Spiritual Direction teams.

San Damiano House of Prayer is located in the Acre section of Lowell, at the edge of one of the poorest sections of the city making it easily accessible to the poor. Because of Sister Linda's previous experience in nearby St. Patrick Parish, she is keenly aware of the spiritual needs of the local people. The House of Prayer has served individuals from various areas of Massachusetts as well as southern New Hampshire.

"Our aim is to make our house and its programs better known in the area and to invite those in need of our services retreat, spiritual direction, prayer time, time away from that which is worrisome - to come and to be with us," says Sister Linda, "we want to welcome those in need of spiritual guidance and support."

"We want to welcome those in need of spiritual guidance and support."

- Sister Linda Greenwood, OSF Director

The House of Prayer has overnight accommodations for up to five people, two conference rooms for small group meetings, a quiet chapel, kitchen facilities, and a therapeutic massage room. The facility responds to people in need of holistic and spiritual care. "Empowerment takes place one person at a time," said Sister Linda, "with the support of a mentor, and the time to think things through in a peaceful environment."

The House of Prayer is open to you upon request. If interested, please call us 978.441.0988 or email lgosf@netzero.net for further information.

The San Damiano House of Prayer has twenty rooms, including four guest rooms, chapel, resource library, two kitchens, five bathrooms, large meeting area and screened porch.


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