Events at the Franciscan Guest House


Christmas Prelude – Candlelight Caroling

The Franciscan Guest House is open and taking reservations before and during the Christmas Prelude celebrations in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport – Thursday December 3rd through Sunday December 13th.  However, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, this year’s Candlelight Caroling at St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery has been cancelled.

Saturday, December 5, 2020, 6:30 pm – CANCELLED

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 3rd and ends Sunday December 13th. 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.

Franciscan Monastery Summer 2020 Raffle

Raffle Tickets

The Friars welcome you to our beautiful chapel and grounds – open to the public all year. Your support is humbly requested to help maintain the buildings and grounds which include shrines, landscaping by the famous architect who designed New York Central Park, F.L. Olmsted, our beautiful chapel designed by the famous Lithuanian artist V. Jonynas, and many other treasures.

Tickets are $25. There are 7 cash prices: One $1,000, One $500, and 5 $200. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. Drawing to be held October 11, 2020. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Franciscan Monastery Gift Shop located near the chapel. Gift Shop hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Tickets may also be purchased at the chapel during office hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Other Events

Ateitis Week 2020 – Cancelled

Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Franciscan Guest House has announced that this year’s Ateitis Week has been cancelled. Dates for the 2021 Ateitis Week will be forthcoming. Please check our website to stay up to date on the latest news and events.