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Franciscan Renewal Center

5802 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4124
+1 800-356-3247
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Labyrinth in the back....priceless!!!

This wonderful establishment that is being remodeled is a hidden gem in the heart of PV. Drive... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Paradise Valley, Arizona
via mobile
beautiful peaceful

We attended Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. Beautiful place and a highlight of our visit... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
joseph k
Vancouver, Canada
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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
+1 800-356-3247
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This wonderful establishment that is being remodeled is a hidden gem in the heart of PV. Drive around to the back, park, get out of car and explore towards the desert.....a magical labyrinth with spiritual values exists. Walk it's circles, meditate and enjoy the beauty...More

Thank laurieSue
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We attended Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. Beautiful place and a highlight of our visit to AZ. The outdoor Good Friday Stations of the Cross was especially moving and memorable.

Thank joseph k
Reviewed 2 November 2016

A place full of tranquility, where you can meditate or spend some time with your own self. The spanish name describe it very well "La Casa". Is how you feel here.

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Including the lovely circular oratory clad in wood paneling and lit overhead. Loving community with all kinds of activities and classes to engage their audience.

Thank _jeffreyharakal01
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This establishment has multi purposes (worship center, overnight accommodations, gift store, cafeteria, outdoor spiritual features, outbuildings for counceling, spa treatments, residences, etc. This review has to do with our experience as overnight guests at a marriage retreat which included 3 meals breakfast, lunch, dinner, several...More

1  Thank nJOYing_Lif
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a truly unique destination for anyone seeking a tranquil place to pray and meditate, or even just to relax (you don't have to be Catholic to enjoy this facility - everyone is welcome). I really enjoyed the sprawling campus which is currently under...More

1  Thank ScottsdaleFoody2008
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Never have I felt so welcomed and at home on my first visit here. I love this parish and call this place home.

1  Thank Amber H
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a wonderful setting for a 5 day spiritual retreat! Rooms are like hotel rooms. Meals are delicious. Grounds, murals, statues, labyrinth are lovely for meditation. There is even a swimming pool. Great view of Camelback Mountain.

3  Thank beingwhole
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I've been attending the Franciscan Renewal Center on and off since moving here in 1976. It is the epitome of the word "commumity" from the wonderful Friars to the creative musicians to the warm inclusive worshipers. I truly believe if Jesus came to the Casablanca,...More

2  Thank AZBarbaraAnn
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I had deep spiritual experiences in there garden, chapels and enjoyed attending mass every morning I could at 7am Fascinating and beautiful renewal center The many offerings they have made me want to come back

Thank Thomas Q
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Questions & Answers
6 May 2017|
Response from FRCCommunications | Property representative |
Yes. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the property.
11 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.