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Church Aids Asylum Seekers Moving Through Phoenix
June 21, 2019 – The Catholic Sun

Franciscan Renewal Center Opens New Community Life Facility
June 13, 2019 – Frontdoors Media

Monarch Butterfly Waystation Dedication
April 1, 2019 – Paradise Valley Independent

Our Lady of the Angels rises at ‘Casa de Paz y Bien’ of Paradise Valley
February 25, 2019 – Paradise Valley Independent

Labyrinths can help you stay centered in a stressful world
December 18, 2018 – The Arizona Republic

St. Francis and US Veterans
October 14, 2018 – St. Anthony Messenger

The Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels Art Glass Wins Award
September 2018 – CODAworx

New friar joins Franciscan Renewal Center
August 29, 2018 – Catholic Sun

Materiality as an Expression of the Sacred
Volume 51, Issue 1 – Faith & Form

Best Place to Buy a Saint – Books and Blessings
2017 Best of Phoenix – Phoenix New Times

Best Labyrinth – Franciscan Renewal Center
2017 Best of Phoenix – Phoenix New Times

Feast day dedication celebrates Casa’s Franciscan heritage
October 10, 2017 – The Catholic Sun

Franciscan Renewal Center’s newest addition nears completion
September 1, 2017 – Paradise Valley Independent

St. Joseph’s baskets for homeless Veterans
July 4, 2017 – ABC 15 Sonoran Living

Desert heat enriches the contemplative life
July 2, 2017 – The News Gazette

Church ministry delivers 100th welcome basket to formerly homeless veteran
June 30, 2017 – The Catholic Sun

Your Guide to the Country’s Faith-Based Retreat Centers
June 29, 2017 – Connect Faith

‘Laudato Si’’ two years later: Parishes throughout diocese continue to answer pope’s call to environmental stewardship
June 18, 2017 – The Catholic Sun

Restorative consctruction at the Franciscan Renewal Center
Winter 2016 Issue – Arizona Contractor & Community Magazine

Franciscan Renewal Center Receives Grant from Fiesta Bowl Charities
September 21, 2016

Desert jewel: multi-million Casa project to feature global materials
August 31, 2016 – Paradise Valley Independent

Franciscan Renewal community loses a brother
May 31, 2016 – The Catholic Sun

Walking in circles:The spiritual practice of walking a labyrinth can heal your soul
March 26, 2016 – Aleteia

This Paradise Valley church is undergoing $21M worth of renovations
January 20, 2016 – Phoenix Business Journal

Franciscan Renewal Center breaks ground for new ‘Casa’
January 11, 2016 – The Catholic Sun

The Casa Builds A New Home
December, 2015 – Frontdoors Magazine

Scottsdale Chamber names 12 finalists for Sterling Awards
September 16, 2015 – Phoenix Business Journal

Franciscan flavor of Laudato Si’ points to catechesis of ecology
July 22, 2015 – The Catholic Sun

The Shrine at the Casa
January 16, 2015 – Arizona Capital Times

Veterans find help to heal their emotional wounds at Franciscan center
November 11, 2014 – The Catholic Sun

Wounded Priest
July 11, 2014 – PBS

The Media Beat: Under-reported memories around Memorial Day
May 21, 2014 –

Activist to lead veterans retreat in Paradise Valley
May 16, 2014 – The Scottsdale Republic

Renewal center to help veterans with PTSD and other issues
May 15, 2014 – KTAR-FM

Catholics reach out to support veterans
May 13, 2014 – Catholic Sun

Franciscan Renewal Center on pace for expansion plans
May 2, 2014 – Paradise Valley Independent

Easter Services – Saturday Night Vigil
April 19, 2014 – FOX 10 Phoenix News at 10 pm

Medieval handwritten Bible finished in Phoenix
April 5, 2014 – USA Today

Franciscan Renewal Center restores stations of the cross
March 16, 2014 – The Scottsdale Republic

Franciscan Renewal Center eyes expansion project
Dec. 12, 2013 – Paradise Valley Independent

Casa Hosts International Day of Peace
Sept. 18, 2013 – The Scottsdale Republic

Upgrade in works for Franciscan Renewal Center
July 10, 2013 – The Scottsdale Republic

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