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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.


2014 Retreat Theme:

Peace Be With You ... All Will Be Well


Our 2014 Retreat Theme: Peace Be With You ... All Will Be Well, will explore and examine the forces in our lives that promote and hinder the peace that is promised to us. What are the opportunities of grace that surround us? We will look at how fear, shame, and guilt undermine and erode this peace. How do we move from our need for certainty and control to confidence in God’s presence in our lives and the lives of those we love? What is the peace that God is calling each of us to in this particular moment of our lives?

2014 Retreat Theme


"We are all called to witness and proclaim the message that “God is love”, that God isn’t far and insensitive to our human affairs. He is close to us, always beside us, walking with us to share our joys and our sorrows, our hopes and our struggles."  Pope Francis, June 15, 2014

The Words and Wisdom of Pope Francis


And so our Good Lord answered to all the questions and doubts which I could raise, saying most comfortingly: "I may make all things well, and I can make all things well, and I shall make all things well."   
Julian of Norwich, England (1342 - 1419)

Spiritual Resources


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


Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center 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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Day Retreat at Blessed Sacrament Parish


59 people gathered at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing, MN for a Day Retreat on the theme: St. Peter: Fisherman, Disciple, Denier and Rock of Faith presented by Kris Joseph and Bro. Roddy OFM Conv.

Blessed Sacrament Parish Retreat

Retreat for Grieving, Sept 19-21


The Hope United Grief Group's fall retreat theme is "Healing takes time". The retreat will be held at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. The keynote speaker will be Dr David Gallagher, author of ‘Healing Takes Time.’

To register contact Marlene Hunt of Hope United Grief Group at 507-931-2320 or marlenehunt53@gmail.com.

Retreat for Grieving


Blessing of the Animals, Oct 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Come and join us for the traditional blessing of animals. Bring your dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and other special friends to this special event where we give thanks for the joy and blessing of our pets.

Blessing of the Animals


County 44 Road Construction


Work is expected to begin for this project on July 24th and be completed by the end of October. The road will be closed to thru traffic during construction between Fish Point Road and CH 27 (Texas Ave/Allen Blvd).  Local access will be maintained, please use CH 27 to CH 44 to St Francis Lane to access the retreat center.  See the pdf document below for a map and more details.

County Highway 44 Construction 2014.pdf

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