IL RITIRO Franciscan Retreat Center
is sponsored by the Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart
. We have been helping people to grow in their relationship with God and all creation, which is rooted in a God who loves us and creates us. In the Spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi, IL RITIRO
offers a place of hospitality and respect for all people of faith. We create an environment that fosters a sense of connection with God through creation, beauty, ample time and space for prayer and contemplation.
Our retreat center located in the Ozark hills near Dittmer, Missouri, provides a welcoming place for prayer, retreats, conferences, and other types of gatherings. The nature setting, along with the hospitality and comforts of the facilities, makes IL RITIRO the perfect place for you to come for relaxation, reflection, and renewal.
Our name, IL RITIRO, means "little retreat". It is reminiscent of the Franciscan values of simplicity and humility.