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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

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

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Friends of Francis Retreat, Oct 31-Nov 2

presented by Fr. Steve McMichael, OFM Conv.

This retreat will explore the dynamic and transformative role of the Holy Spirit in the writings and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Through a careful examination of the writings of St. Francis we will see the key elements of St. Francis' understanding of the Holy Spirit's action in our lives.

Friends of Francis

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