Events at the Franciscan Guest House
Ateitis Annual Lithuanian Cultural Week,
Ateities kasmetine Lietuviu kulturos savaite,
Saturday August 3 through Friday August 9, 2019
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 donation at the door.
Saturday August 3, 8:15 pm. “ The Guitar and the Flute” ~ A Musical Mélange of Baroque, Latin American Rhythms and Memorable American Melodies by Guitarist Jonas Kublickas and Flutist Mona Yamazaki Sangesland.
Wednesday August 7, 7:30 PM. Screening of the 1928 silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc“ with a live string quartet performing the film’s soundtrack composed and conducted by composer Simona Smirnova. Quartet: Aija Reke, violin I; Jessica Amidon, violin II; Louie Lau, viola; Timothy Paek, cello.
Friday August 9, 8:15 PM. An Evening of Chamber Music with The Meiningen Trio ~clarinetist Jonathan Cohler cellist Sebastian Bäverstamm, pianist Rasa Vitkauskaitė. Free with donations. FMI: 207-967-4865 or www.franciscanguesthouse.com/events
Full Schedule of Concerts and Events in English (see schedule)
Full Schedule of Concerts and Events in Lithuanian (see schedule)
Labor Day Raffle Drawing & Picnic with Live Music
Sunday September 1, 2019
The raffle tickets for the 18th Annual Summer Raffle are now available! To purchase tickets by mail, please fill out this FORM. Or tickets may be purchased after Mass on Sundays outside the Chapel entrance to St. Anthony’s Monastery or at the Franciscan Guest House Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Payment by cash or check made out to the Franciscan Monastery.
The Location for the annual raffle drawing and picnic 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 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 was $5,000 in 2019 with 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 5 pm or after Sunday Mass starting in June or using the at 2018 raffle form. Tickets subject to availability. Please call 207-967-4865 to check ticket availability before mailing in raffle ticket order forms.
Christmas Prelude – Candlelight Caroling
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 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 November 31st and ends Sunday December 9th. 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 7th to Sunday June 9th, 2019.
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.