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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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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Gift Shop Hours
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
Following the Followers of Francis and ClareNov 17, 6:00pmFranciscan Renewal CenterCommuter Retreatwith Fr. Dan Riley, OFMWith Francis and Clare of Assisi as our companions we too will be itinerants coming and going from The Casa, finding practical ways; practices and dispositions that will help us come into and apprehend the beauty of the desert here and in our own lives. Through stories and examples from their lives and the wisdom and practice of Thomas Merton and the poetry of Annie Dillard we will find “the One in whom we live, and move and have our being.” Personal Spiritual Direction will be available. This is a Commuter Retreat (no sleeping rooms available). Check-in begins Friday at 5:00 pm; dinner at 6:00 pm; retreat session 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday breakfast at 8:00 am; sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening.Fee: $125 per person, including dinner on Friday, and breakfast,lunch and dinner on Saturday. Pre-registration required.… See MoreSee Less
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.