Courtesy of St. Anne's Guest House. Used with permission. Courtesy of St. Anne's Guest Home. Used with permission.

Looking ahead to the Summer? Think about Mother-Daughter Days at our Convent in Hankinson if you’re looking for some quality mother-daughter time.

We invite mothers with their daughters to spend this time with us to pray, to recreate, to share our meals and to have some spiritual reflection time as well as time for just being together with your daughter(s).

We have had mothers and grandmothers accompany their young girls, from as young as babes- at-the-breast to college age. It is a holy time, as well as a time to meet other mothers and daughters. We have daily Mass, of course, we pray the Divine Office together and we share all our meals in common. We reflect on the beauty of our vocation as religious women and encourage the daughters to pray and be open to whatever vocation God is calling them to serve Him in the Church.

We have overnight accommodations in our retreat center where mothers stay in the same room with their daughters. This year we plan to make a pilgrimage to the Carmelite Monastery nearby where there is a designated Holy Door for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. It is just 27 miles from Hankinson.

The theme will be “Gracious & Merciful.” The days will focus on the Jubilee Year of Mercy, of course, but also the joys of being a woman!

We do not charge a set fee for this retreat, but rather ask for a free-will donation from participants.

Visit our blog, Our Franciscan Fiat, for more information about the Sisters and this event.


About Sister Christina: I grew up in West St. Paul, Minnesota, in a family with three younger siblings. After high school, I attended St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, majoring in written communications. It was not until my college years that I really perceived my vocation to religious life. Over a year after college, I found our community of Franciscan Sisters in North Dakota and eventually made my final profession a year and a half ago.  I have been serving at St. Anne’s Guest Home here in Grand Forks for almost six years.