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Franciscan Renewal Center

5802 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4124
+1 800-356-3247
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Felt very welcomed

We attended mass here twice during our vacation and felt very welcome. Everyone is friendly and the... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Jen R
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Spirituality and Sense of Serenity

I never thought I would ‘rate’ a ‘Renewal Center’ and Church.... Then you enter these special... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Wo G
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New York City, New York
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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 groups, and licensed behavioral health counseling. The Casa is a quick 20-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Nestled between majestic Camelback and Mummy Mountains, it’s located on 25 acres of beautiful, quiet desert landscape in Scottsdale, Arizona. The facilities include over 13,000 square feet of flexible, technologically supported meeting and conference rooms as well as 70 double occupancy rooms, 8 single occupancy rooms, and 4 handicap accessible rooms for overnight stays. Our guest rooms are designed without phones or TVs in order to maximize time for quiet, peaceful reflection and renewal. The dining room, which seats up to 150 to 175 guests, can provide buffet style meals for your breakfast, lunch, and dinners so you can better focus on your meeting or retreat as well. The Casa is a non-profit and active religious community of the Order of Friars Minor — a worldwide Franciscan family that follows in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. Its base is the Franciscan Province of Saint Barbara, in Oakland, California which works with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. The Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels on the property offers daily and Sunday masses and a vibrant family catechesis program. Some of the groups that use our facilities include over 20 outreach ministries that give aid to the poor or vulnerable and empower individuals to improve their circumstances.
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5802 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4124
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Reviewed June 19, 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

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Reviewed May 29, 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

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Reviewed May 14, 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

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Reviewed April 28, 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.

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Reviewed March 3, 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

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Reviewed February 27, 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

2  Thank ACJMD
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Reviewed February 22, 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

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Reviewed February 4, 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

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

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.

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

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.

Thank Jose D F
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Koolbks
May 6, 2017|
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Response from FRCCommunications | Property representative |
Yes. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the property.
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DianeFM_Hackensack
January 11, 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.
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