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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My wife and I are practicing Catholics from Pennsylvania and we were uncertain that the service we attended was in fact Catholic. Way too much hand and arm motions to the prayers and hymns. Not enough quiet time for contemplation.
My wife and I have celebrated Easter Sunday services here over the years. The evening service on Saturday night is soul-stirring as you walk through a candlelit labyrinth. It's definitely a grounding experience - we felt both the Earth energy and mystical harmony of creation.