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Welcome to Franciscan Retreats
and Spirituality Center

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center is a spiritual oasis for people of all faiths who are seeking a deeper relationship with the Almighty. Our lovely grounds, beautiful chapel and comfortable accommodations, along with the care and concern of the friars and staff provide a quiet and reflective environment for personal prayer and reflection.

We are situated on 60 acres of land near the communities of Prior Lake and Savage, southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mn.

2016 Retreat Theme

God's Tender Mercy: Opening Our Hearts

Our 2016 Retreats will center on the theme of mercy in conjunction with the Jubilee Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis in April 2015. We'll reflect upon how the mercy of God has been revealed in Scripture, in the life of the Christian community, and in our own lives.

2016 Retreat Theme

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

Women's Midweek Retreat - June 14-16

Silent Retreat Weekend - August 11-14

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January 4, 2016, marked the 50th anniversary of the first retreat held at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality enter. We have a number of events planned during 2016 to celebrate with friends old and new.

Homecoming Tent Event: Mass on the Grass - Sunday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. Presider for Mass will be Fr. Richard Kaley. This summer open house includes returning friars, directors, employees, retreatants, and friends of the retreat center. It features chicken dinner, family activities, tours of the retreat center, live music, face painting, bounce house, and more! No registration required.

Franciscan International Award

On May 5, 2016, we presented the Franciscan International Award to Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative, an organization of churches that seeks to end homelessness through housing, the Families Moving Forward shelter program, and public advocacy. More information...


Read our current Spring 2016 newsletter for details about our upcoming 50th Anniversary events, an update about the Apostle's League, a reflection by Br. Bob, and more. Read more...


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

stay in touch!

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