In the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare, we honor and respect everyone in their search for spiritual healing, growth and renewal. We will not turn anyone away because of inability to pay.

Our scholarships are based on need and the type of program or retreat. We give scholarships to anyone who asks for financial assistance for spiritual direction and partial scholarships for programs and retreats. We do not offer scholarships for bedrooms or hermitages.

Scholarship Options

The Franciscan Spirituality Center has the following funds that help support our scholarship program:

General Donation Fund
(for where the need is greatest at the Franciscan Spirituality Center)

Norman L. Gillette Sr. Scholarship Fund
(for those recovering from addictions)

Mary Kathryn Fogarty, FSPA, Scholarship Fund
(for scholarships toward programs and retreats)

Blanche Klein, FSPA, Scholarship Fund
(for scholarships toward the Spiritual Direction Preparation Program and Spiritual Direction)

Please contact Laurie Swan, FSC office manager, at 608-791-5279 or by email at for assistance.