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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

February 3-5 - Men's Weekend Retreat

February 10-12 - Married Couples Retreat

February 17-19 - Women's Weekend Retreat

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Thank you for all of your support during our 50th Anniversary year!

From our January Spaghetti Dinner kick off, through our Labyrinth installation, July ‘Mass in the Grass,’ October Evening Series on Mercy and our Christmas Open House your abundant support in 2016 and over the past 50 years has warmed our hearts and affirmed our mission at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center.

With excitement we look forward to the prospect of being your oasis of peace, hope, Spirituality, learning and prayer in 2017 and beyond!


Thank you for helping to make our 50th Anniversary year a success.  In this issue, you can glimpse all the events that helped make this year special, as well as the ones still left for December.  You can also read about our Retreat theme for the new year.      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