Welcome to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center Catholic Retreats

Weekend or mid-week Catholic 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.

2019 Retreat Theme Rejoice and Be Glad: Our Call to Holiness in Today’s World

“My modest goal is to re-propose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities.” Pope Francis, Gaudium et Exsultate, paragraph 2

2019 Retreat Theme


Catch a last bit of summer in our Fall 2019 Newsletter, as we highlight our Garden Party and with Chef Judy’s summer gem, Summer Caprese Salad.  Read about our summer transitions and ‘meet’ some of our new faces.  Then look ahead to fall as we spotlight our October Men’s Retreat.   Read more

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…

KMSP Channel 9 ‘Why attend a Retreat’ interview; MA Roscoe

Upcoming Retreats

October 1-3 Women’s Midweek Retreat

October 4-6 Women’s Weekend Retreat

October 11-13 Women’s Weekend Retreat

October 18-20 Men’s Silent Retreat

November 1-3 Women’s Weekend Retreat

Men’s October Silent Retreat – October 18-20, 2019 

“God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.” Rainer Marie Rilke
Fr. Daniel Manger, OSB Cam. will be returning to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in October to lead the October Men’s Silent Retreat. His theme for this year’s retreat will be: Silence: The Icon Of God’s Mystery. This retreat will focus on God’s language of silence that accompanies us throughout our spiritual sojourn. Silence is God’s poetry and wisdom. We will explore the means we have ‘hear with all our being’ the divine presence that is addressing our indigenous capacities to hear and be transformed by the Sophia of God, Christ the eternal Word.  Click for Conference titles

Free Spiritual Audio to Brighten Your Day

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

Father Howard’s Homilies for the Liturgical Week

Not too long ago I went into a restaurant to get a little lunch. The bill came to $9.50. I gave the waitress a $20.00 bill when it came time to pay the bill. She returned with the proper change of $10.50. But instead of giving me a ten dollar bill plus the fifty cents, she gave me a five dollar bill and five ones plus the change. Now that was a clever waitress!…. Click to read more…

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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