A Restaurant nestled in the Valley of a Hermitage.
Welcome to our Restaurant where a Good Table awaits you; discover its French gourmet menus, its unique dishes and its Organic Dessert Trolley, signature of St Roger Abbey® finely handcrafted by our Nuns.
You may also choose good wines and beers in our St Francis' Hermitage Selection, carefully handpicked by our Bishop Founder: Most Reverend Bishop Jean Marie.
The setting charms all our patrons, with its little church and cloister built by our Religious Friars and Priests, in a site bordered by mountains, forests and apple orchards, not far from the joyful criss-crossing of the Kikapoo River.
You are Welcome here!
Your Table is ready
to get together with your loved ones.
St Francis' Hermitage Restaurant was born of a divine inspiration to offer our clients a century-old Tradition of culinary “savoir-faire” (know-how) which we owe our French roots. This allows patrons to sample delicious, generously served dishes.
His Excellency, Bishop Jean Marie's inspiration came to him strongly, to offer hope to poor families and provide him and his Religious who are not paid any salary, the required financial means to help those in need, through our (on site) soup kitchen and food pantry programs.
Fraternite Notre Dame has been active aiding those who suffer in their body or in their heart across the United States ( Gays Mills, WI – Chicago, Cicero, Marengo & Peoria, IL – New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA and Detroit, MI ) and in other countries as well, for many years.
Bishop Jean Marie and his Religious have been following the Traditions of the Monks, known for centuries for their sense of welcome and good food, towards visiting hosts.
We would like to make your visit unforgettable, by also communicating to you our joy which comes from the Gospel, take some time to talk with you and give you a desire to come again and taste our other specialties at peace.
Also make a short visit at our Shrine, dedicated to Divine Mercy, which is adjacent to the restaurant, before returning home. A Religious Nun, Friar or Priest will be pleased to comment its history for you, along with anecdotes related to its construction.
Thanks for visiting, and Bon Appétit !
Gift Shop – Pâtisserie – Coffee Shop
Do not forget that we can also welcome you for business lunches, family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries and more. Contact us for more information.
St Francis' Hermitage Restaurant
and its Little Church,
Gift Shop & Coffee Shop