“I have felt and still feel more composed and ready for whatever the future may bring.” So wrote Pope John the 23rd about a life altering attitude change he was blessed with on a retreat on the Danube near his 50th birthday. It created a peace of mind that would last until his death.

Our Men’s Catholic Retreats (Catholic in nature – open to all) are a powerful path to a deepened spiritual life and increased leadership abilities.  Besides the four retreat conferences (talks), experience the classic Catholic Men’s Retreat elements of Guided Prayer, unhurried Confession, Stations of the Cross, Holy Hour of Adoration, optional ‘one on one’ Spiritual Direction, Mass (with optional Anointing) hiking, and rest. Enjoy a full weekend of Chef Tim’s excellent ‘on site’ cooking, too.

Men's Catholic Retreats - Men praying in chapel


Men’s Weekend Retreats are offered in April and December
Click to view our Calendar page for exact dates. 

Looking for printed brochures for our Men’s Retreats to share at your church or with friends?  Call the office (952) 447-2182 to request some.


Men's Catholic Retreats - Men enjoying conference2023 Other Retreats Both Women and Men may Attend

Married Couples Retreats – February and April
Extended Silent Retreats Th-Sun – June, August and September
Retreat for the Grieving – September
Friends of Francis Retreat – October
Serenity Retreat – December

Please click here to view our Calendar page to find dates for these retreats.
Still discerning?  Read What Your Retreat Time Might be Like

Men's Catholic Retreats - Men talking in chapelThings our retreatants say:

The liturgies were meaningful, well chosen – Catholic & spiritual; the homilies added more insight to the retreat theme. I felt the Anointing of the Sick helped me. 

The time here has been healing. Truly my spirit gives thanks to our God for this time

The retreat conferences were excellent. So much food for thought and nourishment for the soul. Lots to take into prayer and on my daily faith walk.

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

Registration Information

A non-refundable registration fee of $35.00 per person is required and must be received in order to reserve a room. Suggested offering for our weekend and mid-week retreats is $190 (includes programs, meals and private room. Shower/toilet shared with one other.

Register online or call (952) 447-2182.



General Information

Our Men’s Catholic Retreats provide an opportunity for men to gather together to focus on their spiritual lives. Men have been a strong presence at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center from the beginning, and continue to bring their solid faith, love of the Church and faithfulness to the Gospel message to the retreats they attend here.

The Conventual Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province are your hosts at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. The peace and natural beauty of our facility nestled in sixty acres of woods, prairie grass and a pond beckon you from the cares of daily life to a place of quiet reflection, learning and growth. Recharge mentally, Spiritually and physically during your stay.

Although we are a Catholic Retreat center, we welcome spiritual seekers from all faith walks.  Catholic in nature, we offer Christian Retreats that can be enjoyed by all.

Click on Retreat Schedules for details on the daily schedule of our Weekend and Midweek Retreats.

Some tips on How to Make a Retreat.

Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides further information on our retreats, our facilities, and the typical offering we request for attending our retreats.

Click on How To Get Here and consult a road map for directions to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center.

Should you have further questions, please call us at 952-447-2182, contact us via e-mail: secretary@franciscanretreats.net or via our website at Contact Us


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