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Welcome to Franciscan Retreats
and Spirituality Center


Weekend or mid-week retreats at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center provide a spiritual oasis for people of all faiths seeking a deeper relationship with the Almighty. Our enlightening talks, lovely grounds, and inviting rooms along with the care and concern of the friars and staff provide a peaceful setting for prayer, reflection and personal growth. 

We are situated on 60 acres in Prior Lake MN, southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.




2017 Retreat Theme

Find the Missing Peace - Pathways to Prayer


Our 2017 retreat theme will explore some of the different types of prayer, as well as some of the joys and challenges we all face in prayer.  We will discover that the pathways to prayer, though many, all flow from the same source: a deep desire to draw closer to the Lord.

2017 Retreat Theme




What is it like to go on a Retreat?

Just what is it like to go on a Retreat?  If you haven't had the pleasure to come out and experience it for yourself, we invite you to read the following article, describing what you can expect when you come and join us for one of our retreats.  What is it like to go on a Retreat... 

Would you like to know more?  Click here to read about Who goes on Retreats...



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


Upcoming Retreats



October 3 - 5 Women's Midweek Retreat  

October 13 - 15 Women's Weekend Retreat     
        
October 20 - 22 Men's Silent Weekend Retreat  

October 27 - 29
Friends of Francis Retreat  

November 3 - 5 Women's Weekend Retreat  

Free Spiritual Audio to Brighten Your Day


      Three minute mini-retreat for                         work or home

Check out our free audio of Brother Bob, Chris Martin and Debbie Koop singing the David Haas Prayer for Peace song.


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


 


Newsletter


Our Fall 2017 Newsletter highlights our 2018 retreat theme along with Fr. Jim Van Dorn's 50 Anniversary celebration. Among other things, it offers a glimpse into how our remodeling project is coming along, and has an inspirational reflection from Br. Bob.  Read more...


 Fatima's 100th Anniversary

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima.  Click here for monthly updates.



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