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Day Programs
Consider arriving a day early, staying a day longer or spending the whole weekend at the Center.
Please call The Casa to inquire about room availability.
Refund/Cancellation
You are considered registered for a program at the Franciscan Renewal Center (FRC) only when your payment is received. In the event of a program cancellation, the FRC does not assume responsibility for airfare and transfer fees.
Cancellations of registrations without lodging received before the start of the program will receive a full refund, minus a $20 processing fee.
Cancellations of registrations with lodging received more than seven days in advance of the start of the program or retreat will receive a full refund, minus a $20 processing fee.
Cancellations of registrations with lodging received seven days or less than the start of the program or retreat will be charged 50% of the full price of the planned stay.
Full refunds will be made to you if the program is full or if it is cancelled by The Casa.
Services Rendered
All programs and retreats (unless otherwise noted) are offered on site at the Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253. Registrants are responsible for the cost of travel to/from the Franciscan Renewal Center.
For guests who opt to stay overnight, a check-in and check-out time will be provided to you following confirmation of your registration and before the date of the program or retreat.
Generally, check-in time for retreats is 5:00 pm, dinner is served at 6:00 pm, and the retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday unless otherwise specified.
Your Questions
Contact the Front Desk at 480.948.7460 between 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon-Sat; 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Customer Service inquiries to amy@thecasa.org, 480.948.7460, x 132 or or 800.356.3247
Upcoming Programs
If you would like to arrive earlier or depart later, have dietary restrictions, need a first-floor room or would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact Franciscan Renewal Center at 480 948-7460.
January 2018
Tue, Jan 16
1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Mary Dunn
Your Story. Your Legacy...  What is your story, and how do you want to be remembered? Join us for an engaging, interactive workshop in which we will: • Guide you through a... Read More 
 
 
Sold Out
 
Thu, Jan 18
4:30pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Rory Cooney, composer, author, presenter, and poet
Come enjoy an evening of singing together songs of God's new world...  There are a lot of different views of God in the Scriptures. What was Jesus's view? If we can't find that,... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Jan 18
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Rory Cooney, composer, author, presenter, and poet
Come enjoy an evening of singing together songs of God's new world...  There are a lot of different views of God in the Scriptures. What was Jesus's view? If we can't find that,... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Jan 21
9:00am - 10:30am
 
 

A "Franciscan Take" on Life...  Straight Talk Theology Sundays, 9:00 – 10:40 am 3rd Sunday of each month, October – May, (No session in March) William Cieslak, OFM... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Jan 21
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 
 
Rory Cooney
Inspirational music...  Composer, author, presenter, and poet Rory Cooney presents a Sunday afternoon concert of liturgical and inspirational music in the new Our Lady of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Jan 22
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Martin Marklin
Off ered twice: Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:00 am – noon...  With the third translation of the Roman Missal, we fi nd that the bees have... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Jan 23
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 

Off ered twice: Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:00 am – noon...  With the third translation of the Roman Missal, we fi nd that the bees have... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Jan 25
9:30am - 12:30pm
 
 
Mary Jo McLaughlin
6-week morning sessions...  Daughters of Eve is a group of women on a spiritual journey and open to the promptings of the Spirit. Using contemporary resources, sharing prayer,... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Jan 25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Martin Marklin
Offered twice: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00 am – noon...  The beloved bee is in peril, yet its work remains critical for the balance... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Jan 25
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Marty Brounstein
A story of courage during the Holocaust...  Just a day or two before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, author and lecturer Marty Brounstein shares a dramatic story of courage... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jan 26
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Martin Marklin
Off ered twice: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00 am – noon...  The beloved bee is in peril, yet its work remains critical for the balance... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jan 26
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Marty Brounstein
A story of courage during the Holocaust...  Offered twice: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Friday, January 26, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon   Just a... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jan 26
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Fr. Bill Minkel, OFM
Franciscan journey with peace and nonviolence...  6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Fr. Bill Minkel, Presentation on Franciscan View of Peace Building 7:45 pm Bonnie Wasniewski,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jan 26 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Jan 28 - 1:00pm
 
 
Martin Marklin
“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.”...  In a beehive, tasks are undertaken by all, food and natural resources... Read More 
 
 
 
February 2018
Fri, Feb 2 - 6:00pm
   through
Sat, Feb 3 - 4:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym
A Two-Day Commuter Course...  February 2, Friday, 7-9 pm February 3, Saturday, 9 am-5 pm This interactive and inspirational training introduces how Nonviolence is a courageous way... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Feb 7
4:30pm - 7:00pm
 
 
Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, Conv.
Workshop 1...  Without the resurrection of Christ, our faith is meaningless. The medieval Franciscan tradition gives us a great deal to refl ect on regarding the Resurrection of... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Feb 7
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, Conv.
Workshop 1...  Without the resurrection of Christ, our faith is meaningless. The medieval Franciscan tradition gives us a great deal to refl ect on regarding the Resurrection of... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Feb 8 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Feb 11 - 10:00am
 
 
Peter Pearson
Create an icon...  Iconography is one of the great treasures of Christian art, going back to the early centuries of Christian tradition. Thousands of people from a wide variety of... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Feb 8
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, Conv.
Workshop 2...  Here, finally, is a reason to use a word like "consubstantial." Fr. Steven adds this reflection for an insightful and uplifting experience: Jesus rose from... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Feb 9
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, Conv.
Workshop 2...  Here, finally, is a reason to use a word like "consubstantial." Fr. Steven adds this reflection for an insightful and uplifting experience: Jesus rose from... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Feb 9 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Feb 11 - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM Conv
Our Full Transformation and Glorification...  In this retreat, Fr. Steven delves much more deeply into Franciscan view of resurrection, and how it both shapes and enriches our own... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Feb 10
9:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
Rev. Kebba Buckley Button
Elective course in the Nonviolence Leadership Certifi cate Program...  Participants will: • Hear about the popular techniques to get to Peace Within, including In Lectio... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Feb 12
6:30pm - 7:30pm
 
 

For Health & Harmony...  Five Mondays, beginning February 12 Each class 6:30 – 7:30 pm   T’ai Chi and Qigong are easy-to-learn movements recommended by the... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Feb 15
9:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Mary Dunn
Your Story. Your Legacy...  What is your story, and how do you want to be remembered? Join us for an engaging, interactive workshop in which we will:   • Guide you... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Feb 17
9:00am - 12:00pm
 
 

A workshop with Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM Cap and Norbert Zwickl...  A funeral is more than a farewell; it is an act of faith expressed by the people of God, the Church.  The... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Feb 17
9:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Deacon Hervé Lemire
6 Saturday Mornings...  People engaged in ministries such as visiting the homebound, taking Holy Communion to shut-ins, etc., may find it helpful to know enough Spanish to minister... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Feb 18
9:00am - 10:30am
 
 

A "Franciscan Take" on Life...  Straight Talk Theology Sundays, 9:00 – 10:40 am 3rd Sunday of each month, October – May, (No session in March) William Cieslak, OFM... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Feb 22
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap
Community Mission...  Fr. Mark Joseph, liturgical consultant for the new Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center, returns for this Community... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Feb 22
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM, Cap.
Community Mission...  Fr. Mark Joseph, liturgical consultant for the new Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center, returns for this Community... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Feb 23
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Jospeh Costello, OFM, Cap
Community Mission...  Fr. Mark Joseph, liturgical consultant for the new Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center, returns for this Community... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Feb 23 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Feb 25 - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.
Foundations and Possibilities...  Building a church building is a monumental task for a community and for the individuals who actually undertake the work of design and construction.... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Feb 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.
Community Mission...  Fr. Mark Joseph, liturgical consultant for the new Conventual Church of Our Lady of the Angels at the Franciscan Renewal Center, returns for this Community... Read More 
 
 
 
March 2018
Fri, Mar 2 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Mar 4 - 1:00pm
 
 
Bob Martin
Benefiting from the spirituality of the 12 Step Program...   This retreat is for men and women actively working a 12 step program. The emphasis is on using the spirituality of... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Mar 2 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Mar 4 - 2:30pm
 
 
Greg Masiello, PhD; Rev. Dr. Bill Reese; Fr. Conrad A. Targonski, OFM, CAPT, CHC, USN (retired)
A Retreat for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members...  This retreat for veterans is designed to off er healing insights from one of the most beloved but misunderstood saints.... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Mar 3
9:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Bonnie Wasniewski , BSEd., MAOM
“Don’t let people pull you into their STORM. Pull them into your PEACE.” - Maya Angelou...  “Don’t let people pull you into their STORM. Pull them into your... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Mar 7
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 
Mary Dunn
The Legacy Writing Circle...  For those who have already begun the legacy writing journey in Part I, this is a series of informal, guided sessions that will allow you to deepen your... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Mar 7
7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Susan Wrubel
Increase flexibility and strength...  Men and women are invited to relax and renew with gentle stretching exercises that will increase flexibility and body strength as well as... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Mar 8
9:30am - 12:30pm
 
 
Mary Jo McLaughlin
6-week morning sessions...  Daughters of Eve is a group of women on a spiritual journey and open to the promptings of the Spirit. Using contemporary resources, sharing prayer,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Mar 16 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Mar 18 - 1:00pm
 
 
Tom Stella and Jerry Braza
Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton: Guides in the Ways of Prayer and Peace...  The mystical life is often and mistakenly thought to refer only to the inner-life, to matters of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Mar 19
1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Mary Dunn
Your Story. Your Legacy...  What is your story, and how do you want to be remembered? Join us for an engaging, interactive workshop in which we will: • Guide you through a... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Mar 24 - 8:00am
   through
Sun, Apr 1 - 10:00am
 
 
Fr. Richard Fragomeni; Fr. William Cieslak, OFM Cap
Part 1: Hope Happening Here; Part 2: Renewed in Spirit...  HOLY WEEK RETREAT PART 1 Hope Happening Here Sunday, March 25, 2018 – Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Presentations at... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Mar 24
9:00am - 11:00am
 
 
Maureen Day, PhD
Franciscan Virtues for Today's Families...  The Casa is pleased to welcome instructors from the Franciscan School of Theology to our local campus for a series of classes leading to... Read More 
 
 
 
April 2018
Fri, Apr 6 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Apr 8 - 1:00pm
 
 

Serving the Spiritual Needs of Parents Who Have Lost a Child...  Of all the pains that life can hand us, arguably the most searing is the loss of a child. During this weekend, just... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Supported by Casa Grounds for Solidarity Ministry and Sustainability Department
A lovely evening under the stars in Palm Court...  This free, fun event is just what you need after a busy Easter season.   Mark your calendar now and plan to... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 9
1:00pm - 2:30pm
 
 

A free 10-week video/discussion series...  Every Monday, April 9 - June 11, 1 - 2:30 pm    Based on the book “Loving Someone Who Has Dementia” by Dr. Pauline... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 10
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 

A Season for Noniviolence...  April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 2018 Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm Presenter: Christine Dove Are you weary of not being heard and understood? Are you... Read More 
 
 
Sold Out
 
Fri, Apr 13
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 

What will you do for your Sister Water and Brother Air?...  What will you do for your Sister Water and Brother Air? Franciscan Spirituality invites us to explore what it means to... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 14
9:00am - 11:00am
 
 
Fr. Joseph Chinnici, OFM
Seeing the Star at Night: A Short and Easy Way to Heaven...  The Casa is pleased to welcome instructors from the Franciscan School of Theology to our local campus for a series of... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 14
1:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Mary Dunn
Your Story. Your Legacy...  What is your story, and how do you want to be remembered? Join us for an engaging, interactive workshop in which we will: • Guide you through a... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Apr 15
9:00am - 10:30am
 
 

A "Franciscan Take" on Life...  Straight Talk Theology Sundays, 9:00 – 10:40 am 3rd Sunday of each month, October – May, (No session in March) William Cieslak, OFM... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 16 - 4:00pm
   through
Fri, Apr 20 - 5:00pm
 
 

Essential Skills for Successful Nonprofit Leadership ("Survival School" leadership skills training)...  Successful organizations have one thing in common: people who can lead... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Apr 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Presenters will vary according to topic (including Casa Staff, Guest Presenters
This new series invites adult Catholics to revisit the basics of what Catholic faith is all about...  This new series invites adult Catholics to revisit the basics of what Catholic... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Apr 19
9:30am - 12:30pm
 
 
Mary Jo McLaughlin
6-week morning sessions...  Daughters of Eve is a group of women on a spiritual journey and open to the promptings of the Spirit. Using contemporary resources, sharing prayer,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 20 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Apr 22 - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam.
Re-envisioning and Embodying the Trinity...  The weekend will be a combination of times of prayer and meditation with conferences dealing with the energies of an integral Christian... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 21
9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym
Introduction to Circles of Peace...  The “Circle” process is an old approach, developed and used in Native American cultures of the United States and Canada. Its... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam.
Offered Twice...  Based on the thought of Bruno Barnhart, Raimundo Panikkar and Bede Griffiths, these conferences will be a re-imagining of the Trinity with special focus on our... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Apr 24
10:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
Offered Twice...  Based on the thought of Bruno Barnhart, Raimundo Panikkar and Bede Griffiths, these conferences will be a re-imagining of the Trinity with special focus on our... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Apr 26
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio
Twilight Retreat...  Based on the thought of Bruno Barnhart, Raimundo Panikkar and Bede Griffiths, these conferences will be a re-imagining of the Trinity with special focus on our... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 27
8:00am - 10:00am
 
 
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam
Sunrise Retreat...  Based on the thought of Bruno Barnhart, Raimundo Panikkar and Bede Griffiths, these conferences will be a re-imagining of the Trinity with special focus on our... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 27 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Apr 29 - 1:00pm
 
 
Sr. Carol Perry, SU and Norbert Zwickl
This is our 19th annual retreat...  This is our 19th annual retreat for anyone who identifies as gay or lesbian and who claims Christianity as their religion of choice. We invite... Read More 
 
 
 
May 2018
Fri, May 4
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym
Lively discussions about difficult issues...  Lively discussions centered around a variety of “Hot Topics” that are of concern to people in Arizona and the Casa... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, May 19
9:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
Laura Libertore
Based on biblical values and rooted in Scripture...  Based on biblical values and rooted in Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching invites us to live our faith, deeply, while attending... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, May 19
9:00am - 11:00am
 
 
Fr. Johannes Freyer, OFM
The Franciscan Christ-Centered World-View...  The Casa is pleased to welcome instructors from the Franciscan School of Theology to our local campus for a series of classes leading... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, May 20
9:00am - 10:30am
 
 

A "Franciscan Take" on Life...  Straight Talk Theology Sundays, 9:00 – 10:40 am 3rd Sunday of each month, October – May, (No session in March) William Cieslak, OFM... Read More 
 
 
 
June 2018
Fri, Jun 1 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Jun 3 - 1:00pm
 
 
Judith McHale, MA, LPC
Creating a Path to Vital Relationships...  Divorce and separation stir up deep feelings of anger, abandonment, hurt, fear and low self-esteem. On this retreat you will have the... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Jun 9
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym
Movie on Saturday Evening...  The movies selected for Popcorn, Pizza and Peace nights reflect social issues that are associated with violence or can generate violent reactions. The... Read More 
 
 
 
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
Wed, Oct 3
7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Susan Wrubel
Increase flexibility and strength...  Men and women are invited to relax and renew with gentle stretching exercises that will increase flexibility and body strength as well as... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Oct 15
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Maureen Day, Ph.D.
Offered twice: Oct. 15, 7 - 9 pm; Oct. 16, 9 - 11 am...  Parenthood is often a time when many parents put their own personal spirituality "on hold" even if they continue... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Oct 16
9:00am - 11:00am
 
 
Maureen Day, Ph.D.
Offered twice: Oct. 15, 7 - 9 pm; Oct. 16, 9 - 11 am...  Parenthood is often a time when many parents put their own personal spirituality "on hold" even if they continue... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Oct 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Maureen Day, Ph.D.
Offered twice: Oct. 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; October 19, 9 - 11 am...  It has become habit for busy Catholics to bracket time off for a retreat so they can tune out of the world and... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Oct 19
9:00am - 11:00am
 
 
Maureen Day, Ph.D.
Offered twice: Oct. 18, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; October 19, 2018, 9 - 11 am...  It has become habit for busy Catholics to bracket time off for a retreat so they can tune out of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Oct 20
9:00am - 8:00pm
 
 
Maureen Day, Ph.D.
This full-day retreat will meet the spiritual needs of the whole family!...  Through a combination of activities separated by age groups as well as time when the whole family is... Read More 
 
 
 
November 2018
December 2018
January 2019
October 2019
Thu, Oct 31 - 4:00pm
   through
Fri, Nov 8 - 10:00am
 
 
Fr. André Cirino, OFM & Josef Raischl, OFS
A Centennial Franciscan Retreat Experience...  Within the present decade of this new millennium, one of the most distinguished friars of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition was... Read More 
 
 
 
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