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Franciscan Renewal Center

5802 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-4124
+1 800-356-3247
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Beautiful new Church!!

This was our first time attending Mass in the new Church---beautiful! A contemporary Church that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancaster, PA
Too much motion

My wife and I are practicing Catholics from Pennsylvania and we were uncertain that the service we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank DABUSMC
Reviewed 26 November 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
Reviewed 22 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 13 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 30 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 16 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 5 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
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7 May 2017|
Response from FRCCommunications | Property representative |
Yes. Dogs on leashes are welcomed on the property.
12 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.