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Welcome to Franciscan Retreats
and Spirituality Center

Weekend or mid-week retreats at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center provide a spiritual oasis for people of all faiths seeking a deeper relationship with the Almighty. Our enlightening talks, lovely grounds, and inviting rooms along with the care and concern of the friars and staff provide a peaceful setting for prayer, reflection and personal growth. 

We are situated on 60 acres in Prior Lake MN, southwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

2018 Retreat Theme

Towards a Spirituality of Joy: Love More - Laugh More - Be Not Afraid

“The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ, joy is constantly born anew.” Pope Francis

2018 Retreat Theme

What is it like to go on a Retreat?

Just what is it like to go on a Retreat?  If you haven't had the pleasure to come out and experience it for yourself, we invite you to read the following article, describing what you can expect when you come and join us for one of our retreats.  What is it like to go on a Retreat... 

Would you like to know more?  Click here to read about Who goes on Retreats...

KMSP Channel 9 ‘Why attend a Retreat’  interview; MA Roscoe  

Upcoming Retreats

April 20-22 Women's Weekend 

May 10 Franciscan International Award Dinner

May 15-17 Women's Midweek  

June 21-24 Silent Retreat Weekend 
This retreat is open to both Men and Women
Retreatants will enjoy a three night stay in
one of our two-room suites

Free Spiritual Audio to Brighten Your Day

      Three minute mini-retreat for                         work or home

Check out our free audio of Brother Bob, Chris Martin and Debbie Koop singing the David Haas Prayer for Peace song.

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


With the promise of warmer weather around the corner, our 2018 Summer Newsletter supplies a recipe from Chef Judy for Fresh Rhubarb Coffee Cake.  This year the Franciscan International Award Dinner celebrates its 60th year.  Our newsletter focuses on this year's recipient Risen Savior Missions, as well as offers a glance back to 1972's recipient Dr. Billy Graham.  This newsletter also gives an update on our Christmas Appeal improvements, as well as our soon to be upgraded website.   Read more... 

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

stay in touch!

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