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A Spiritual Oasis in the Desert

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE ST. CLARE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL, THE BROTHER CONAN MEDITATION CHAPEL, THE ST. JOHN’S BIBLE, AND GUEST SERVICES WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE UNTIL WE CAN SAFELY REOPEN.

Come Away to a Desert Place and Rest Awhile

The spectacular yet secluded 25-acre Franciscan Renewal Center offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of greater Phoenix for quiet reflection, prayer, learning, healing or joyful worship. Our grounds are open to those who are respectful of life and creation, and feature a number of places for individuals to walk humbly with God.

Because individuals come to this “Casa de Paz y Bien” for many reasons, we ask all visiting our campus to be mindful of the privacy or peaceful wishes of those you may encounter here. Thank you.

 

Our Grounds

St. Clare Blessed Sacrament Chapel

Brother Conan Meditation Chapel

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine

The Labyrinth

Desert Walk

Healing Garden

 

Art of the Casa

The Saint John’s Bible

SJB page imageThe Franciscan Renewal Center is pleased to share on permanent display The Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible — a fine art reproduction of what is believed to be the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the time of the Gutenberg press. Creating the original Saint John’s Bible was a millennial art project by English artist Donald Jackson and Saint John’s University of Collegeville, Minn.

Through the generosity of alumni of Saint John’s University and other donors, the Casa was selected as a permanent home for one of 299 limited editions in existence worldwide. It is the first to be on permanent display in Arizona.

The Saint John’s Bible can be viewed daily from 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Casa. There is no charge. We are delighted to share this captivating marriage of Scripture and Art with the public. Docents are available by appointment to explain this piece to you or your group.

 

Guest Services

The Franciscan Renewal Center welcomes more than 50,000 overnight visits each year from guests attending a retreat, meeting or conference. A dedicated team of staff is available 24/7 to assist. Inquiries may be directed to 480.948.7460.

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  • Sunday Mass

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    Daily Mass Mon. – Sat. at 8:00 am (No public attendance)

    Sunday Mass

    Saturday at 5 pm (No public attendance, full music)

    Sunday at 9:15 am (Public attendance, limited music)

    Holy Communion offered on Sunday from 11 am – 12 pm in the narthex of the church with safety precautions. Watch the Holy Communion Procedure Video.

  • Public Mass

    Sunday at 9:15 am with limited music

    Please read our required safety procedures when deciding if attending public Mass is right for you at this time. Limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Location

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253
    480.948.7460

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