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.
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, 480.948.7460, x 132 or or 800.356.3247
March 2017 : Program Details
Tue, Mar 21
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Anne Connor
A Twilight Retreat Series
A House for the People of God: Floor Plans for God’s Plan
Anne Connor

Art Historian Anne Connor, in cooperation with the Casa Fine Arts Ministry, presents a series of lively sessions on the development of places designated for worship – beginning in the 5th century, when buildings began to be purpose-built for worship, moving through the various periods in Church history, and concluding with the worship spaces of the Vatican II era.


Through brilliant visuals and an engaging discussion, Anne will help you to see how the tradition of the worship space has evolved through the centuries. There is also a Franciscan element to this topic, and Anne will help you see its influence.


January 17 Early Gathering Spaces for Worship: The Church begins to build churches designed and dedicated for worship

February 21 The Romanesque Style

March 21 The Gothic Cathedrals


FEE: $30 per session, includes dinner.* Register for all three in advance for $75. * The Casa Dining Room now serves a vegetarian entrée at every meal.   

Regular Registration Fees
$30.00 Commuter (None Available)
Program Code: 17AEW37239
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