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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.

2015 Retreat Theme:

Come Away and Rest Awhile

Our 2015 Retreat Theme: Come Away and Rest Awhile, will look at the broad idea of “holy leisure.” We will reflect upon the value and the importance of making space for ourselves and our God in our daily lives.

2015 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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Young Adults Retreat, Jan 2-3

Our 2015 Retreat for Young Adult men and women (age 18 -35) will explore how Franciscan Spirituality and Spiritual meditative techniques from India can assist you in discerning God’s will in your life. Franciscan Spirituality is characterized by many things: the goodness of creation, the recognition that the created world leads us back to our Creator, a concern for the poor and marginalized in the world, and bridging gaps among diverse groups of people, to name a few. Retreatants will reflect upon their own experiences in light of St. Francis’ God-experiences, coming away with an action plan to assist them in following the gentle promptings of the Spirit recognized during the retreat.  

Young adult retreat 2015.pdf

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