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Welcome to Franciscan Retreats
and Spirituality Center

Weekend or mid-week retreats at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center provide a spiritual oasis for people of all faiths seeking a deeper relationship with the Almighty. Our enlightening talks, lovely grounds, and inviting rooms along with the care and concern of the friars and staff provide a peaceful setting for prayer, reflection and personal growth. 

We are situated on 60 acres in Prior Lake MN, southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

2018 Retreat Theme

Towards a Spirituality of Joy: Love More - Laugh More - Be Not Afraid

“The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ, joy is constantly born anew.” Pope Francis

2018 Retreat Theme

What is it like to go on a Retreat?

Just what is it like to go on a Retreat?  If you haven't had the pleasure to come out and experience it for yourself, we invite you to read the following article, describing what you can expect when you come and join us for one of our retreats.  What is it like to go on a Retreat... 

Would you like to know more?  Click here to read about Who goes on Retreats...

KMSP Channel 9 ‘Why attend a Retreat’  interview; MA Roscoe  

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

Upcoming Retreats

December 14 Advent Day of Prayer  

December 14 -
Christmas Open House 6 - 8 p.m.

January 12-14 Women's Weekend  

January 16-18 Women's Midweek  

Advent Days of Prayer

December 7 and 14

This year Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center will offer two Advent Days of Prayer for those who wish to take some time in the prayerful atmosphere of the Retreat Center to slow down and reflect upon the Advent-Christmas Season.

December 7, 2017, Have No Anxietypresented by Br. Bob Roddy, OFM Conv.

December 14, 2017, Creating Peace Begins with Oneself, presented by Jayne Krim   Click to read more

Christmas Open House 

December 14   6 - 8 p.m.

We invite you to join us for our annual Christmas Open House, complete with roaring campfire, luminary lit trail, spice cider, and much more.  Come and help us decorate our chapel with a ribbon with your Christmas intentions.  Read more

Free Spiritual Audio to Brighten Your Day

      Three minute mini-retreat for                         work or home

Check out our free audio of Brother Bob, Chris Martin and Debbie Koop singing the David Haas Prayer for Peace song.

Check out Fr. Jim's audio recordings on Life's Challenges, Making Space in Our Lives, Dealing with Pain, and more.

 Fatima's 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima.  Click here for monthly updates.


Our 2018 Retreat Theme is highlighted in our Winter Newsletter, along with an invitation to our Christmas Open House, which will wrap up our 2017 Retreat Theme.  You can read about our Advent Days of Prayer and our two December retreats, along with reflections from Br. Bob.  A Christmas recipe from our chef, Judy, can be found on the last page.    Read more...

stay in touch!

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