Celebrating Mount St. Francis
A Tradition of Serving Spiritual Needs
The fourth annual MountFest, an Experience of Kentuckiana, will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 2pm to 8pm, on the beautiful grounds of Mount St. Francis in southern Indiana.
Admission is free. Browse the art exhibits, sip a glass of wine or beer, select a snack or a meal from one of the food trucks, and sit back and enjoy the live music including The Todd Hildreth Trio and Bridge 19. New this year, there will be activities for the kids, too. So, come early and spend the day at Mount St. Francis. Everything will be under tents so weather is not a worry.
For more than 100 years, Mount St. Francis has served the spiritual needs of the region’s youth and adults. From the beginning, the Franciscan Friars have been fortunate in the number of neighbors and friends who continue to help support this work. Starting in the 1920s, an annual picnic helped raise money for the retreat programs. In 2015, the traditional picnic was transformed into a celebration of local culture: MountFest.
+Br. Bob Baxter, a Conventual Franciscan Friar, founded the Retreat Assistance Fund to ensure that all who seek to take part in the Mount’s retreat offerings may do so, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Over the past few years, the Retreat Assistance Fund has underwritten retreat fees for area high school students, sponsored overnight retreats for homeless people, and helped others who need financial assistance to attend a retreat where they may experience spiritual enrichment and the beauty of the surrounding 400-acre nature sanctuary. (Read about one of the programs that benefit from this money.)
Mount St. Francis is located at the junction of US Highway 150 and Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs.