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
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
October 18-20 Men’s Silent Retreat
October 25-27 Friends of Francis 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
In last Sunday’s homily we pointed out that love is an action word, that it does little good for me to sit around all day saying to someone: “I love you” without doing anything to show that love. We said this would be passivity and would accomplish nothing. The same thing is true of faith, which is our topic of discussion from this Gospel for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time. You must show me you have faith by your trustful actions; show me you believe in me by following my suggestions or advice even if you are apprehensive or fearful to do so. As they say, give me the benefit of the doubt. Let go and do as I say… Click to read more…
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.