About Us!

The Portiuncula Renewal and Retreat Centre is a ministry of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers following the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. The centre was opened and inaugurated on August 15th 2012 by Bro. Jose Valliara, Superior General of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers.

The Congregation of the Missionary Brothers of St. Francis of Assisi, Congregatio Missionaria Sancti Francisci (CMSF), founded by Bro. Paulus Moritz of Germany in 1901, in India, is an International, Religious and Missionary Congregation. The Congregation follows the Spirituality and Charism of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron of the Congregation and Bro. Paulus Moritz, its Founder. Today, the Brothers continue His Mission through multiplicity of ministries across the length and breadth of four continents of the globe. For more details   please visit

In a world of increasing chaos and tensions and negativism, there is a growing need for spaces where individuals can go and quieten the mind. The Portiuncula is a place where one can detach from the daily pressures of life, re-energize the spirit, and reconnect with the spiritual self and the Creator. 



Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy. O! Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
St. Francis of Assisi

PORTIUNCULA : A place to come home to oneself, where the mind stops and silence of the heart begins