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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.
March 2017
Mon, Mar 27
10:00am - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Jospeh Costello, OFM Cap.
Reflections on the Art and Design of the New Church of Our Lady of the Angels...  Morning sessions are offered for those who cannot attend the evening sessions.  Away from the... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Mar 27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 

Reflections on the Art and Design of the New Church of Our Lady of the Angels...  Away from the masses: Reflections on the art and design of the new Church of Our Lady of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Mar 28
10:00am - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.
Reflections on the Art and Design of the New Church of Our Lady of the Angels...  Morning sessions are offered for those who cannot attend the evening sessions.   Away... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Mar 28
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.
Reflections on the Art and Design of the New Church of Our Lady of the Angels...  Away from the masses: Reflections on the art and design of the new Church of Our Lady of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Mar 29
10:00am - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.
Reflections on the Art and Design of the New Church of Our Lady of the Angels...  Morning sessions are offered for those who cannot attend the evening... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Mar 29
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.
Reflections on the Art and Design of the New Church of Our Lady of the Angels...  Away from the masses: Reflections on the art and design of the new Church of Our Lady of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Mar 31 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Apr 2 - 1:00pm
 
 
Margaret Fell and Sheila Laughton
Free for spouses and significant others of veterans...  The grief, loss and trauma experienced by service members and veterans also can be felt by their spouses and significant... Read More 
 
 
 
April 2017
Wed, Apr 5
7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Susan Wrubel
Registration Open...  Men and women are invited to relax and renew with gentle stretching exercises that will increase flexibility and body strength as well as increase circulation... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Apr 6
6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
 

Join us for a traditional Seder...  We will be re-enacting a traditional Jewish festival during this Easter/Passover season at FRC.   As we repeat the prayers and celebrate... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 

"Time to Choose"...  Academy Award®-Winning documentary filmmaker, Charles Ferguson("Inside Job," "No End in Sight") turns his lens to address worldwide... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 8 - 5:00pm
   through
Sun, Apr 16 - 1:00pm
 
 
Sr. Joanne Schatzlein, OSF and Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM Cap
Parts 1 and 2...  Part 1 Francis and Clare's Journey to Holiness with Sr. Joanne Schatzlein, OSF   Sunday, April 9 – Wednesday, April 12 (Lodging available on... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 14
12:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 
Lu Bellamak
Praying the Passion of Christ by Working in Clay...  In a small, prayerful gathering on Good Friday, you will work with clay to sculpt Christ on the cross as your heart leads you to... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Apr 20
6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
 
Elizabeth Clark, MPS and Marcy Moore, MPS
WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY Who Am I? I Am Grieving A course especially for women...  If you are being called to contemplate and discover a new sense of who you are, this reflective half... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 21
8:00am - 10:00am
 
 

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 
 
 
 
Fri, Apr 21 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Apr 23 - 1:00pm
 
 
Bob Martin
This retreat is for men and women actively working a 12-step program...  This retreat is for men and women actively working a 12-step program. The emphasis is on using the... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 22
9:00am - 12:00pm
 
 
Sharon Taszarek and Pat Mullen
Registration Open...  This workshop will help you realize your potential as a spiritual friend both to family members and those whose lives you touch. You will learn basic skills in... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 22
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 

Supported by Casa Grounds for Solidarity Ministry and Sustainability Department...  The Casa Coffee House is a lovely evening under the stars in Palm Court.   You will have... Read More 
 
 
 
Mon, Apr 24
6:30pm - 7:30pm
 
 
Jake Zinn
For Health & Harmony...  Five Mondays, beginning April 24 Each class 6:30 – 7:30 pm   T’ai Chi and Qigong are easy-to-learn movements recommended by the... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 29
9:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym and Bonnie Wasniewski
Registration Open...  The “Circle” process is an old approach, developed and used in Native American cultures of the United States and Canada. Its adaptation to the... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Apr 29
9:30am - 11:30am
 
 
Jake Zinn
For Peace and Harmony...  ALL ARE WELCOME.  FREE. No registration necessary. A donation to the Casa for using their grounds would be appreciated.  Bring a chair, sun... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, Apr 30
12:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 

Registration Open...  Serve at Habitat for Humanity confirmed build dates on January 28 and February 25, with additional dates in spring, then join us at the Casa for a presentation... Read More 
 
 
 
May 2017
Thu, May 4
4:00pm - 6:00pm
 
 
Pat Bennier, Mary Fogelson, Rick Hardy, Tricia Hoyt and Norbert Zwickl
Leadership Styles...  Team members from the Center for Leadership Wellness meet with you informally to help refine and apply leadership skills that the Center teaches. You can use... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 5 - 4:00pm
   through
Sun, May 7 - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM Cap
Registration Open...  Francis is known far and wide for his integration of creation with his faith in God. Much more than the prototype for a lawn ornament, Francis truly sees God... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 12 - 4:00pm
   through
Sun, May 14 - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Michael Lapsley, SSM
Registration Open...  The Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop is a two day overnight workshop held at the Franciscan Renewal Center. It was created by Father Michael Lapsley,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 12 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, May 14 - 1:00pm
 
 
Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM Cap, and Norbert Zwickl
Registration Open...  This is our 18th annual retreat for anyone who identifies as gay or lesbian and who claims Christianity as their religion of choice. We invite you to... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, May 13
9:00am - 4:00pm
 
 
Judith McHale
Registration Open...  St. Francis of Assisi preached and lived the gospel of kindness, one of the values that earned him sainthood. Join with Judith as she explores how this simple... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, May 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym
Registration Open...  Lively discussions centered around a variety of “Hot Topics” that are of concern to people in Arizona and the Casa community. The topic will be... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, May 19 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, May 21 - 1:00pm
 
 
Judith McHale, MA, LPC and Tom Mitchell, Ph.D.
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, May 20
9:00am - 3:00pm
 
 
Rev. Marvin Brown
There is no actual physical walking involved...  Rev. Marvin Brown will share his thoughts and experience about nonviolence and peace from the Buddhist tradition. A part of the... Read More 
 
 
 
Sun, May 21
9:00am - 10:30am
 
 
Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM Cap
Getting to Know the New...  By this time, depending on the status of the new building, we will have an opportunity to explore some of the specific characteristics that make it our... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, May 23
2:00pm - 4:00pm
 
 

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 
 
 
 
June 2017
Sun, Jun 4 - 4:00pm
   through
Sat, Jun 10 - 10:00am
 
 
Sr. Clare D'Auria, OSF
Touched by the Holy: Women in Watercolor...  This retreat invites religious sisters from any and every community to explore the stories of several New Testament women who... Read More 
 
 
 
Wed, Jun 14
8:00am - 10:00am
 
 

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 
 
 
 
Fri, Jun 16 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Jun 18 - 12:00pm
 
 
Tom Booth
Registration Open...  The desert plays a central role throughout salvation history. Israelites wandered, Jesus fasted, and many of the early fathers and mothers of the Church were... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jun 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
Mark Klym
Registration Open...  The movies selected for Popcorn, Pizza and Peace nights reflect social issues that are associated with violence or can generate violent reactions. The goal is... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jun 30 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Jul 2 - 10:00am
 
 
Pam Bork
Registration Open...  When you need time off to rest and renew — come to our Spiritual Spa Weekends! The beautiful Casa grounds include gardens, desert walkways on 25 acres of... Read More 
 
 
 
July 2017
Wed, Jul 5
7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Susan Wrubel
Registration Open...  This course is for men and women who would like to relax and renew with gentle movement in the water. Taking advantage of the Casa's beautiful pool,... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Jul 6
7:00pm - 8:30pm
 
 
Susan Wrubel
Registration Open...  This course is for men and women who would like to relax and renew with gentle movement in the water. Taking advantage of the Casa's beautiful pool,... Read More 
 
 
 
Sat, Jul 8
9:00am - 10:30am
 
 
Susan Wrubel
Registration Open...  This course is for men and women who would like to relax and renew with gentle movement in the water. Taking advantage of the Casa's beautiful pool,... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jul 14 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Jul 16 - 10:00am
 
 
Pam Bork
Registration Open...  When you need time off to rest and renew — come to our Spiritual Spa Weekends! The beautiful Casa grounds include gardens, desert walkways on 25 acres of... Read More 
 
 
 
Fri, Jul 21 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Jul 23 - 10:00am
 
 

Registration Open...  When you need time off to rest and renew — come to our Spiritual Spa Weekends! The beautiful Casa grounds include gardens, desert walkways on 25 acres of... Read More 
 
 
 
Tue, Jul 25
1:00pm - 3:00pm
 
 

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 
 
 
 
August 2017
Fri, Aug 11 - 6:00pm
   through
Sun, Aug 13 - 10:00am
 
 

Registration Open...  When you need time off to rest and renew — come to our Spiritual Spa Weekends! The beautiful Casa grounds include gardens, desert walkways on 25 acres of... Read More 
 
 
 
Thu, Aug 24
6:00pm - 8:00pm
 
 

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 
 
 
 
September 2017
Sat, Sep 30
9:00am - 3:30pm
 
 
Lisa Fitzgibbons
Registration Open...  You'll learn techniques in painting, texture, aging and gold leaf, while creating a beautiful little icon inspired by the lost art of ancient monasteries. Even... Read More 
 
 
 
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