Franciscan Life Center

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Franciscan Life Process Center
11650 Downes St. NE Lowell, MI 49331
654 Davis Ave. NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Since our founding by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist in 1974, the Franciscan Life Process Center has assisted in the education, healthy development and cultural enrichment of individuals and communities of people throughout the greater Grand Rapids area and Kent County.

Our Mission: 
To promote a relationship with God that brings dignity
and hope to the sacred process of all life
through programs that assist, educate, enrich and inform.

Children’s day camp this summer. Topics include Drawing Animals, June 16, 18, 19; Comic Book Hero Making, June 16, 18, 19; Native American Art, June 24 – 26, Painting Flowers, July 7, 9, 10; Life on the Trail, July 29 – 31 , and  Butterflies in the Prairie, August 5 – 7.  Please go to for more information.

Once a Month Kitchen: Gluten Free Pie Crust on Tuesday, July 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Spend an enjoyable evening with Franciscan Apprentice Jan Hendrick working with gf pie and pastry crust to make some beautiful desserts for the non-gluten people in your life.  Go to to register.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) Are you looking for basic information about, also known as a Fertility Awareness Based Method (FABM) of family planning? Introduction to Natural Family Planning will be held on July 21 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Franciscan Life Process Center, Grand Rapids campus, 640 5th St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.  This one-time introductory session will cover the basics of how FABMs work and will highlight the differences between methods to help you choose the best fit for you! Pre-registration is required. Please email Laura Chapin at to register.