The Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona offers non-profit organizations an exclusively serene gathering place for meetings, conferences, and special events. Nestled in the lush desert valley by majestic Camelback Mountain in greater Phoenix, the Franciscan Renewal Center (also known as the “Casa de Paz y Bien” or simply “the Casa”), invites such groups to gather for single-day or multi-day events in beautiful desert spaces and technologically equipped banquet facilities.
With conference rooms and lodging designed to inspire the mind and soothe the spirit, as well as exceptional food to nourish the body, the Franciscan Renewal Center is a wellness plan for non-profits that allows them to renew and recharge.
Just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Franciscan Renewal Center is a world away from the frenzy of the city – providing abundant opportunities for clarity, focus, and solitude on our 25 pristine acres. Distractions are minimized so every non-profit group can focus and maximize their meeting or conference success.
80 guest rooms with private bath
14 conference rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access
Swimming pool with heated therapy spa
Buffet-style meals in spacious, window-lined dining room
Desert walkways for meditation and exercise
Labyrinth and Healing Garden
Sundries, gifts and bookstore
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FRC partner for Fiesta Bowl Charities Learning Center
Meetings Guests Say
Our group had a wonderful retreat and sincerely appreciated the Renewal Center accommodations. Any staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. Everything was in place as promised in our meeting rooms. Sleeping rooms and dining experience proved to be beyond our expectations.
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Discover the Vision
Join us for a one-hour overview of the Casa’s mission and ministries — when you can tour the campus, meet the friars, and meet others like you who are interested in understanding all that we do. “Discover the Vision” is held twice monthly. Choose a date when you can attend.
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The Franciscan Renewal Center, our “Casa de Paz y Bien,” is growing! We invite you to learn more about what’s happening at the Casa as we expand and renovate.
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Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sat: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm Sun: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
I met Larry in the 1980s when he was pastor at my parents’ church. He’s been a loving, funny, spiritual presence in my life since then. My heart is heavy hearing that his health concerns may be more serious than he initially thought. Sending my love and prayers for you, dear Larry.
God Bless you Father Dolan
You have shared so much knowledge in a way everyone
understands and enjoys
God be with you
May God bless him with good health and a speedy recovery.
Love him , miss him , prayers to follow ! Do keep us posted !
Prayers for him and those whose taking care of him.
To my old "lunch buddy" you’re in my prayers…May God grant you strength and healing!🙏🙏
Pace e Bene. My favorite daily celebrant. Missed you at Mass. Get well soon
Thinking of you Father Dolan and prayers are sent your way!😋
We love you Larry…I found the Casa through my dearly departed Mom who you cared for her and her spiritual journey to life everlasting. So much compassion kindness and love! You invited me on a journey in faith at the Casa. True welcome and acceptance of all. You are beloved and held in prayer as you fight the good fight! Love forever!
We will forever love you for your kindness in coming immediately to give Last Rites to Joe’s dad. ❤️
I didn’t know you, but just being a part of the Casa puts you high up in our book! God bless & prayers!!
Prayers, peaceful thoughts, and and healing wishes to you, Fr Larry…
Lots of prayers coming your way Father Larry. You married Tish and I back in April 2005. We are so blessed!
Praying for his swift recovery!
يا رب بقوتك الالهيه اشفي وعافي خادم بيت الرب .الراهب لاري دولان يارب
May our Heavenly Father give Father Dolan strength for his journey, healing and mercy
Will be praying for you each day. God’s will in your life. Peace & blessings 🙏💕
Barb and I, whom you married some time ago, send our prayers and best wishes.
Prayers for peace for Fr. Larry and discernment for his doctors.
I will most definitely keep him in my prayers!
Prayers and blessings to you Fr. Larry along with best wishes for a speedy and full recovery🙏🙏🙏
Sending our love and prayers from California, Fr. Larry. Wishing you a speedy and confortable recovery 🙂
May God Bless and bring you good health. Lots of Love and prayers.
I will most defiantly pray our clergy should receive as much prayer as we can send and give
Praying for you, Larry, and praying in gratitude for you as well . Paz y todo bien.
More than 300 opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth outside of Mass exist at the Casa. Search our Calendar [link to RM Portal] and learn about program types below.
Volunteer orientations currently are offered on an individual basis.
For Meeting Planners
Informational Brochure [PDF]
Meeting Kit [PDF]
Overview for Guests [PDF]
What will it take to end poverty? What does St. Francis’ legacy mean today? Do you know there has to be a better way, but don’t know where to begin? Start right here!
Make an Appointment
Call 480.948.7460, ext. 133
Individual sessions by appointment are generally available mornings, afternoons and evenings, Monday through Friday. We kindly request 24-hour notice if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Photographs throughout this site have been generously provided by Peter Jordan, Frank Baselice, Peter Gruber, Tara La Bouff, Kim Leach, Donna Portelli, Mark Spomer, Adam Stein and others.
Our website is undergoing some critical maintenance work. Some functions may not be working normally. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience, and are working to resolve any remaining issues. Don’t hesitate to call us if we can be of service in the meantime: 480-948-7460. Thanks for your understanding.
5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253