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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.

2015 Retreat Theme:

Come Away and Rest Awhile

Our 2015 Retreat Theme: Come Away and Rest Awhile, will look at the broad idea of “holy leisure.” We will reflect upon the value and the importance of making space for ourselves and our God in our daily lives.

2015 Retreat Theme

Judy's Gems: Favorite Recipes from Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center

Franciscan Retreats 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

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Franciscan International Award Dinner - May 7, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Christian non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children will be the 57th recipient of the Franciscan International Award presented on Thursday, May 7. Read more...

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April 2015 Newsletter

Our Spring newsletter covers details about the Mothers, Daughters, Granddaughters retreat day, information on our week long Silent Directed Retreat, Br Bob’s Spiritual Reflection - "Waiting for our Souls to Catch Up," Fr Jim Van Dorn’s tips for "making space" in our lives, and Chef Judy’s absolutely legendary Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich recipe, just in time for spring graduation parties. Read it here or request to be added to the mailing list by clicking on the ‘stay in touch’ button at the top of this page

16385 Saint Francis Lane - Prior Lake, MN 55372 - 952-447-2182 - email: secretary@franciscanretreats.net