St. Felix was built by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars (Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, or OFM Conv.) in 1928 as their novitiate and formation center for the Midwest. This was at about the same time that the Conventual Franciscan Friars (OFM Conv.) built their novitiate in Angola. The Capuchins moved their novitiate program and closed St. Felix in 1980. Recently, it has been restored as a Catholic retreat center. Our high school youth think it was a great place to go o9n retreat and they really look forward to doing it again next year!
Thank you to our Director of Youth and Yound Adult Ministry, Cara Molyet, for arranging the retreat. Be sure to join us at high school youth group every Sunday evening at 6:00!