Welcome to Franciscan Retreats
and Spirituality Center
Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center
is a spiritual oasis for people of all faiths who are seeking a deeper relationship with the Almighty. Our lovely grounds, beautiful chapel and comfortable accommodations, along with the care and concern of the friars and staff provide a quiet and reflective environment for personal prayer and reflection.
We are situated on 60 acres of land near the communities of Prior Lake and Savage, southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mn.
2014 Retreat Theme:
Peace Be With You ... All Will Be Well
Our 2014 Retreat Theme: Peace Be With You ... All Will Be Well
will explore and examine the forces in our lives that promote and
hinder the peace that is promised to us. What are the opportunities of
grace that surround us? We will look at how fear, shame, and guilt
undermine and erode this peace. How do we move from our need for
certainty and control to confidence in God’s presence in our lives and
the lives of those we love? What is the peace that God is calling each
of us to in this particular moment of our lives?2014 Retreat Theme
"We are all called to witness and proclaim the
message that “God is love”, that God isn’t far and insensitive to our
human affairs. He is close to us, always beside us, walking with us to
share our joys and our sorrows, our hopes and our struggles."
Pope Francis, June 15, 2014 The Words and Wisdom of Pope Francis
Judy's Gems: Favorite Recipes from Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality CenterFranciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center
provides nourishing food for the body as well as the soul. Our chef,
Judy Miller, serves fresh, wholesome and delicious meals that are an
integral part of the retreat experience. Judy's Gems: Favorite Recipes from Judy's Kitchen