PORTIUNCULA: A centre for Renewal and Retreat is a new ministry of the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers. Rooted in the Franciscan values of Love, Peace and Harmony with nature, Portiuncula is a sacred space of welcome for those seeking peace of mind, body and spirit.

This retreat cum renewal centre is yet another way that the Franciscan Brothers seek to honour the missionary example of St. Francis of Assisi, and spread the message of the Gospel. We preserve the spirit of prayer, loving service, Gospel simplicity and warm fraternity of St. Francis as the hallmarks of our hermitage experience here.

Portiuncula is delighted to serve as host to religious groups, non-profit religious, educational and community groups who wish to use our facilities for retreats, seminars, days of prayer, conferences and workshops.

Providing a peaceful and restful atmosphere, Portiuncula is open to anyone seeking spiritual renewal and prayer. The centre is a spiritual oasis for people of all faiths who are seeking a deeper relationship with God and nature. The Centre is committed to fostering an ambience in the Franciscan tradition where all those who seek spiritual and personal growth will find a welcome home.


       PORTIUNCULA: A Place of Silence... A Place of Prayer... A Place of Encounter... A Place of Renewal...


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The Franciscan Missionary Brothers from all over India congregate for the General Renewal Program at portiuncula,Mysore in six batches from August to November 2013.The theme of the Renewal Program is:'A New Way of being Religious in Today's World.