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Franciscan Renewal Center

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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An Oases Retreat Center

Lovely grounds, simple but ample accommodations, very good food served buffet style in a casual and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kay B
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
a place for everyone

Many years ago, my son and step daughter took a summer week long retreat at the FRC. they went with... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Vicki B
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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The Franciscan Renewal Center (also known as “The Casa”) is a spiritual oasis for renewal, rest, and prayer. We provide space for meetings, overnight stays, private and directed retreats, adult education programs, conference rooms for nonprofit...more
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5802 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4124
+1 800-356-3247
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds, simple but ample accommodations, very good food served buffet style in a casual and comfortable dining center. Good meeting rooms, a lovely chapel and beautiful church. Reasonably priced! Also available for individuals or couples who want a quiet place apart from the busy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Many years ago, my son and step daughter took a summer week long retreat at the FRC. they went with the most negative attitude (we are not Catholic- and they did not want to go), and came back after the first day just bursting with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We attended mass here twice during our vacation and felt very welcome. Everyone is friendly and the priest makes sure to ask if anyone is visiting and personally welcomed you. The music was uplifting and everyone participated in prayers and singing. It was very interactive...isn't...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jen R
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I never thought I would ‘rate’ a ‘Renewal Center’ and Church.... Then you enter these special grounds. This is a place to go still. Stay still and reflect: in the beautiful new Church with windows giving views to the Phoenix Mountains - serenity is the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Check web for fantastic worship and musical ceremonies ! All are welcome! The new ultra modern chapel is a gem of symbolic simplicity and prayer. Be sure to take the tour, especially for Catholics and those wishing to know more about liturgy and worship space....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We went to mass here and found it very modern with very nice music. It is in a beautiful setting and enjoyed the openness to visitors.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Franciscan Renewal Center is a long-stand Catholic retreat house operated by the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), popularly known as the Franciscans. The friars just opened a new church which we tried recently. The Franciscans are definitely into the New Evangelization (a Catholic initiative...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

My friend suggested we visit this wonderful retreat center. My husband and I got there about 45 minutes before Mass and walked around. We loved the labyrinth walk as well as the various prayer centers. Maybe I will go on retreat there some day. I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I stayed here for work with our nonprofit hosting a retreat event and loved it! The grounds are beautiful and peaceful, the rooms are comfortable, the food is good, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The meeting rooms are a little musty and dark...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This was our first time attending Mass in the new Church---beautiful! A contemporary Church that kept the prior "Circle".....but with pews with kneelers and an amazing Baptismal font and murals. We are used to a more traditional Mass but this is always nice to attend...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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8 January 2019|
Response from Kay B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I have my phone and iPad on Verizon and had good reception.
7 May 2017|
Response from FRCCommunications | Property representative |
Yes. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the property.
12 January 2017|
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Response from FRCCommunications | Property representative |
The best way to travel from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to the Franciscan Renewal Center is by taxi or shuttle service. We are just a 20-minute drive away.