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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.

2015 Retreat Theme:

Come Away and Rest Awhile

Our 2015 Retreat Theme: Come Away and Rest Awhile, will look at the broad idea of “holy leisure.” We will reflect upon the value and the importance of making space for ourselves and our God in our daily lives.

2015 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

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What's New

Feedback on the New Theme -
"Come Away and Rest Awhile"

Now that the Friars and staff have presented our 2015 theme - “Come Away and Rest Awhile” - a few times, we are beginning to receive feedback on the theme from our retreatants:
  • The theme ‘Come Away and Rest Awhile’ was extremely well executed. Many things were new. The team works so well together – they complement one another and are connected to real life.
  • I come away from this retreat with a sense of peace and the realization that balance sometimes means saying ‘no’ when it is right for you
  • So much to think about! Finding space for Jesus, balancing my life more and now I have permission!
Please note that our Holy Week Retreats (Women's Palm Sunday and Men's Holy Week) will be silent retreats.

See the full 2015
retreat schedule.

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