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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.

2016 Retreat Theme

God's Tender Mercy: Opening Our Hearts

Our 2016 Retreats will center on the theme of mercy in conjunction with the Jubilee Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis in April 2015. We'll reflect upon how the mercy of God has been revealed in Scripture, in the life of the Christian community, and in our own lives.

2016 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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Upcoming Retreats

Men's Weekend Retreat - February 5-7, 2016

Married Couples Retreat - February 12-14, 2016

50th Anniversary Events

January 6, 2016, marked the 50th anniversary of the first retreat held at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality enter. we have a number of events planned during 2016 to celebrate with friends old and new. Learn more ...


"As we bring 2015 to a close, it dawned on me that the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy and our 50th Anniversary Celebrations overlap. As I reflected further on this holy coincidence, I realized that the Retreat Center opened its doors shortly after the closing of the Second Vatican Council, a watershed moment in the life of the Church." -- Read the newsletter ...


Check out Fr. Jim's audio recordings on Life's Challenges, Making Space in Our Lives, Dealing with Pain, and more.

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