Welcome Visitors

I am Fr. John Bacevicius, OFM and I would like to welcome you to our Friary, Chapel, Shrines, Guest House, Gift Shop and beautiful parks.

XmasPrelude2013 (21) a.jpg


Saturday, December 1, 2018, 6:30 pm

Location is St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery outside in front of the grotto at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk ME 04064, 207-967-4865

Join the Franciscan Friars for an evening of Christmas songs by candlelight. Christmas Prelude starts Thursday November 29th and ends Sunday December 9th. Be sure to stay at the Franciscan Guest House during Prelude. Contact the hotel for reservation prices and details. For more information about Christmas Prelude, click here.

Dinner is available for $29 plus tax at the Franciscan Guest House from 6:30 to 8:15 pm in the hotel dining room. Please call the Franciscan Guest House at 207-967-4865 to make reservations. Seating is limited. See the Menu here.

Prelude Access: For Pedestrian Safety on Saturday December 1st, cars will not be allowed to into the front gate from 5 pm until 8 pm. We recommend coming early or walking to the Christmas Caroling at the Franciscan Monastery event.

Chapel roof repairs fund

The monastery welcomes thousands of visitors to the grounds and the chapel every year. Recently there has been leakages at times during Mass. We ask for your assistance to help us repair the chapel roof so that we may continue to provide services to the community and visitors. Thank you for your support.


I hope and pray that your visit will be an occasion for God's blessings for you and all your family, both now and later.

May the Lord give you peace, as you get acquainted with our website.