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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

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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What's New

A New Lecture Series

by Fr. Steve McMichael, OFM, Conv.

A new series of lectures by Fr. Steve McMichael, OFM, Conv. has just been released by Now You Know Media. This new course, entitled "Resurrection Belief: The Theological Treasure of the Middle Ages", will bring you on a journey through the theology of the Resurrection as it developed in early Christianity and the Middle Ages. Follow the link below for more information.

Now You Know Media

Prior Lake Lakefront Days Parade

Saturday, August 9

Each year the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce holds a parade through downtown Prior Lake in conjunction with the Lakefront Days community celebration. Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center will be participating in this year’s parade on Saturday August 9th. Come to the parade to see our procession.

Prior Lake Lakefront Days

Friends of Francis Retreat: Oct. 31-Nov.2

Inflamed by the Fire of the Holy Spirit

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. We will pay particular attention to the prayer which is part of the "Epistle to the Entire Order," as well as the Admonitions and other writings of St. Francis. 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.

For more information go to our Friends of Francis page.

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