The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist have lived on a 230 acre farm near Lowell, Michigan since the early 1970s, and have developed extensive relationships in the Grand Rapids area through their programs and outreach. Over the years, the farm has grown into an educational, counseling and retreat center for people of all ages.
The Sisters raise their own beef cattle and maintain a large vegetable garden for food for the Community. Currently, university students are undertaking a project to map the 230 acres using GPS and GIS technology. This project will identify not only land formations and contours of the fields, but also underground drainage systems, power lines and cables to assist in future planning for land use.
The Sisters operate the Franciscan Life Process Center on-site and also serve in the Diocese of Grand Rapids chancery offices and on faculty of Grand Valley State University.
Franciscan Life Process Center
This exciting educational and counseling center serves people in every stage of life from pre-school through elderly. Services include a licensed pre-school, counseling, retreat programs, music therapy and music education, art classes and workshops, volunteer activities and many other creative services.
Something new is always happening at the Franciscan Life Process Center. See a video on Lowell's Franciscan Friends. See the web site: lifeprocesscenter.org. Phone: 616-897-7842. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 616-897-5220.