Retreats, Workshops & Classes

Discover a Deeper Relationship with the Divine


Discover New Insights and New Choices

Our mission is to present programs that inspire Catholics and non-Catholics alike to be focused on God as the center of all creation. Our message, like the message of St. Francis, is rooted in the Scriptures to help us all take better care of body, mind, spirit, one another and this world.

Many programs intentionally provoke more questions than give easy answers. Learn about:

  • The historical and spiritual legacy of St. Francis or the Franciscan Order
  • Human personality
  • New ways of communicating
  • Contemplative prayer
  • The art of “slowing down”


2014-reno-guest-roomRetreats are programs that takes place over multiple days with the option of lodging as well as space for commuters. They encourage people to explore spiritual and intellectual growth. Most spiritual retreats focus on Franciscan spirituality, contemplation, personal well-being, grief and loss, and much more.

Every spiritual retreat includes options for single or double occupancy rooms with private bath; pool, spa, putting green; on-site dining; numerous outdoor amenities, including a desert walk and healing garden, and a variety of places to pause and reflect in a peaceful environment. Check-in is typically late Friday afternoon with check-out mid-day Sunday for most retreats. Fees generally include meals unless otherwise specified.

Our advice? Register early for your retreat! Some programs are popular and fill up as much as one year in advance. See a program that is full? Call the front desk and ask to be placed on a wait list.
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Workshops are programs that meets one-time for one fee. Sometimes there will be a separate cost for materials, this will be specified on the registration page.
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PJ3_4256Classes are a program that meets over a period of weeks for one program fee.

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Private Wellness Retreats

poolA private retreat provides an opportunity to get away from hectic daily life to seek solitude for rest, renewal and prayer. Choosing to include a spiritual direction session with your private time can enrich the experience. Give yourself sacred time in a place of serenity to allow everyday stresses to drift away.

To find out more, email Indra at indra(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

  • Sunday Mass

  • Public & Livestream Mass Times

    Please read our required safety procedures  Limited seating available on a first come, first served basis.

    Weekend Mass

    Saturday at 5 pm

    Sunday at 8 am and 10 am

    Daily Mass

    Monday – Saturday at 8 am

    Visit our YouTube channel to participate online.

    Holy Communion offered on Sunday from 11:30 am – 12 pm in the narthex of the church with safety precautions.

  • Reconciliation

    Saturday 3 – 4 pm

    All current safety protocols apply, including mandatory wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and sanitizing hands upon entering the church. The Reconciliation Chapel may or may not be used. If not, another suitable place will be designated. The church must be prepared for the 5 pm Mass, which is why confessions will end promptly at 4 pm and not all parts of the church may be available for prayer from 3 – 4 pm. Please note that this is a trial period, and after several weeks, we will review and make any needed adjustments.

  • Location

    5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253

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