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 Francis2018 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