Events at the Franciscan Guest House

Please watch this page for concerts and events happening at and near the Franciscan Guest House throughout the year.

Sunday, May 1

US Lithuanians Maine Chapter “Atlantas” Grand Opening, 1:00pm Franciscan Monastery Guest House, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk. Calling all Lithuanians and all individuals of Lithuanian descent, as well as their non-Lithuanian spouses to join. Program includes speeches by Lithuanian honorary guests, a concert by Lithuanian-born well-known composer and singer Gintare Jautakaite, and a vendor presenting Lithuanian cheese “Dziugas”. $20 yearly membership fee to join the Chapter. Potluck event.

RSVP required: lbatlantas@gmail.com.


Ateitis Annual Lithuanian Cultural Week – Saturday August 6 through Friday August 12, 2016.

The Ateitis schedule will be published her when available.  Please check back.  There are usually at least 2 concerts during Ateitis week including one concert on Saturday August 6 and another on Friday August 12. Concerts are at 8pm and are free with donations accepted at the door. Location is Franciscan Guest House Auditorium at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, 207-967-4865


Labor Day Raffle Drawing & Picnic with Live Music

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 June TBD, 2016. Tickets subject to availability.


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

When: 6:30 pm, Saturday, December 3, 2016

Location: St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery

Join the Franciscan Friars for an evening of Christmas songs by candlelight. For more information about Christmas Prelude, click here.