Retreat centers play a significant role in the evangelization efforts of the Franciscan friars of the St. Barbara Province. Each center offers programs appropriate to its facilities and unique vision: There are single-day, weekend and week-long group retreats directed by friars and qualified lay persons. We also provide private retreats with individual spiritual direction. Outside groups are welcome to use the facilities for their own retreats and conferences. In addition, many of the centers offer religious education workshops and courses.