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.
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 support my president; he too realizes our immigration laws are broken from 1997 (Flores Decree) but he is forced to uphold the laws of our nation. I am perplexed that any church official supports those who break our immigration laws. I support our governmental laws and hope all Americans would. Where was the outrage and denouncement under former president(s)? My wife and I took in a refugee child 24 years ago and raised him lovingly. He remains a vital part of our family with my daughter and son. We had him enter the country legally and he went through all the hoops of citizenship. Now that our President signed an Executive Order to keep illegal immigrant families together, let us pray for those still against the policy for Senate minority leader says he would rather ‘keep the focus on Trump’ than support bill which keeps illegal immigrant families united at the border.
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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.
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5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253