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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.

2017 Retreat Theme

Find the Missing Peace - Pathways to Prayer

Our 2017 retreat theme will explore some of the different types of prayer, as well as some of the joys and challenges we all face in prayer.  We will discover that the pathways to prayer, though many, all flow from the same source: a deep desire to draw closer to the Lord.

2017 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

Upcoming Retreats

March 23, 30 - Lenten Days of Prayer    

March 31 - April 2
- Married Couples Retreat   

April 7-9 - Women's Weekend Palm Sunday Retreat   
April 13 - 15 - Men's Holy Week Retreat    

April 21 - 23 - Women's Weekend Retreat  

May 16 - 18 - Women's Midweek Retreat    

 Lenten Days of Prayer                    March 9, 16, 23, and 30

Lent: A Time to Forgive and be Forgiven


Thursday, March 9: Forgiveness: The Essence of the Gospel
presented by Br. Bob Roddy, OFM Conv.,

Thursday, March 16: When Forgiveness Seems Impossible 
presented by Debbie Koop

Thursday, March 23: Forgiveness of Self
presented by Kathy Berken

Thursday, March 30: Forgiveness and Healing 
presented by Cindy Geiger

Behold His wounds received for love of you! His whole appearance betokens love. His head is bent to kiss you. His arms are extended to embrace you. His heart is open to receive you.


Read our current Spring 2017 newsletter for details about VEAP, this year's Franciscan International Award recipient.  You will also find information on our Lenten Days of Prayer, our Holy Week Retreats, our Midweek Women's Retreats, along with a Spiritual Reflection from Br. Bob, a new recipe from our chef, Judy Miller, and a few other announcements.   Read more...


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

stay in touch!

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