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Education, Retreats
& Events.

Discover new insights and inspiration. For our current offerings of programs and events, please visit the Programs Registration Portal.

Our Programs.

1. Retreats

Retreats take place over multiple, consecutive days.

On-campus retreats have the option of overnight lodging as well as space for commuters. Our retreats encourage people to explore spiritual and intellectual growth. Spiritual retreats focus on Franciscan spirituality, contemplation, personal well-being, grief and loss, and much more.

Overnight stays include single or double occupancy rooms with private bath, pool/spa, putting green, on-site dining, numerous outdoor amenities, including a desert walk and healing garden, and a variety of places to pause and reflect in a peaceful environment. Check-in is typically late Friday afternoon with check-out mid-day Sunday for most retreats. Fees generally include meals unless otherwise specified.

2. Workshops & Classes

Workshops are typically one-day commuter programs.

Classes typically meet one day a week over a period of weeks for one fee.

"I have facilitated retreats in numerous Franciscan retreat centers across the United States, in addition to several others internationally in Canada, England, Italy, Scotland, Hong Kong, Whales, Ireland, and the Philippines. And by far, the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona exceeds them all because of its striking landscape, supportive staff, delicious and abundant food service, and especially its newly constructed Church and separate spherical Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament."   — Fr. André Cirino OFM

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Featured Program.

Rekindling the Flame
A retreat for the laity and religious.
with Sr. Carol Quinlivan

Sunday, June 11 - Friday, June 16

The Celtic Christian propensity to find the Divine in all created nature speaks with uncanny relevance to many of the concerns of our present era. The ancient wisdom, visual images, poetry, prayers and blessings of Celtic Christian spirituality take us beyond words to re-ignite our imagination and restore what we have neglected or forgotten. Seeing through…

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