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

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 25-27 Friends of Francis Retreat

November 1-3 Women’s Weekend Retreat

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.


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

Father Howard’s Homilies for the Liturgical Week

In today’s Gospel story for this Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, ten lepers came to Jesus, stood at a distance from him and raised their voices saying, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us.” And Jesus said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were all cured of their leprosy. However, only one of them later returned to thank Jesus. And Jesus wondered, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?”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


“The blend of the scheduled time to free time is just right. It allows me to
reflect, refresh and recharge my soul
to put a little bounce in my step!”

Call us now! 952-447-2182
VISIT US 16385 Saint Francis Lane - Prior Lake, MN 55372
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