Events at the Franciscan Guest House

Fall Foliage

Take in the beautiful views of leaf season at the Franciscan Monastery and Franciscan Guest House.   Picnic on the Monastery yard and walk the riverside trails.  A great place for reading, artists, meditation and kids.  Open daily from dawn to dusk.

Christmas Prelude – Candlelight Caroling

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 6:30 pm

Location is St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery outside in front of the grotto at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk ME 04064, 207-967-4865

Join the Franciscan Friars for an evening of Christmas songs by candlelight. Christmas Prelude starts Thursday December 1st and ends Sunday December 10th. Be sure to stay at the Franciscan Guest House during Prelude. Contact us for reservation prices and details. For more information about Christmas Prelude, click here.

Knights of Lithuania Retreat

Lietuvos Vyciu isvaziuojamasis susirinkimas

Friday June 9th to Sunday June, 11th, 2017.

Come join the New England Chapter of the Knights of Lithuania for their two day retreat.

4th of July on Kennebunk Beach

Come stay at the Guest House for 4th of July.  You wont have to worry about parking as you will be able to walk from the Guest House 5/8 mile down the sidewalk to the fireworks display at Kennebunk Beach. Parking is for Guests of the Franciscan Guest House only.  Three day stay required for guests overnight on 4th of July.

Ateitis Annual Lithuanian Cultural Week,

Ateities kasmetine Lietuviu kulturos savaite, 

Saturday August 5 through Friday August 11, 2017

Location is Franciscan Guest House Auditorium at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, 207-967-4865

The annual concert series presented by the Lithuanian Ateitis organization and the Franciscan Monastery will be performed at the Franciscan Guest House Auditorium. All concerts are open to the public with an opportunity to make a free-will donation at the door. This year there will be piano and vocal recital on Saturday August 5 at 8:15 PM, a swing time jazz quartet on Tuesday August 8 at 7:30 PM, and a final with classical string and piano concert on Friday August 11 at 7:30 PM.  In addition to the concerts, there will be a series of lectures on various topics some of which will be presented in English and some will be presented in Lithuanian only. Please check the schedules below for concert and lecture descriptions, dates and times. 

CLICK HERE for Schedule of Concerts and Events in English

CLICK HERE for Schedule of Concerts and Events in Lithuanian

Labor Day Raffle Drawing & Picnic with Live Music

Sunday September 3, 2017

Location is the Monastery lawn next to the Franciscan Guest House hotel at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk ME 04064, 207-967-4865

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy one of the last days of summer on the Franciscan Monastery grounds with a picnic and free live music (TBD).

Bring your own bag lunch or buy a picnic lunch provided by the Franciscan Guest House.

Drawing of the winning raffle tickets will start at 1 pm on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Grand Prize is $5,000 plus many other prizes. All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the Franciscan Monastery. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $50 at the Franciscan Guest House weekdays, 9 am to 4 pm or after Sunday Mass starting in June. Tickets subject to availability.


Lithuanian Family Dinner – Book Presentation, Nov 5th, Saturday, 7pm, Dining Hall, 2016.     (2017 dates to be determined)

Lithuanian Traditional meals served buffet style: entrees, salad bar, and desserts.  Book presentation by Maine based author Laima Vince Sruoginis.

Entry – Adults: $20 ; children 7-13 yrs age: $10; Children under 7 yerars old – free (cash or check payment at door).  Advance registration is required by October 31st via email   . This is a joint sponsored event by the Franciscan Monastery and US Lithuanian Community “Atlantas” Chapter.

Lietuvisku seimu vakariene-knygos pristatymas,lapkricio 5 d.,sestadieni,7 val.vakaro,valgomojo saleje.

Lietuviski tradiciniai patiekalai bus patiekiami kaip svediskas stalas;patiekalai,salotos ir desertas.Knyga pristatys autore Laima Vince Sruoginis is Maino.

Patiekalai-suaugusiems 20 $ , vaikams 7-13 metu amziaus 10 $. Vaikams iki 7 metu amziaus -nemokama. Galimas mokejimas grynais arba cekiu.

Registruotis iki spalio 31 d. el.adresu .Si rengini remia ir organizuoja Pranciskonu vienuolynas ir JAV lietuviu bendruomenes ”Atlantas” skyrius

Franciscan Icon Course

This course will run for 10 days starting Tuesday afternoon Sept 19th to Friday evening September, 29th, 2017. For more information, visit

Email: for more information.