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
November 2017 : Program Details
Fri, Nov 17 - 6:00pm
Sat, Nov 18 - 7:00pm
Fr. Dan Riley, OFM
Following the Followers of Francis and Clare
Commuter Retreat
Fr. Dan Riley, OFM

With Francis and Clare of Assisi as our companions we too will be itinerants coming and going from The Casa, finding practical ways; practices and dispositions that will help us come into and apprehend the beauty of the desert here and in our own lives. Through stories and examples from their lives and the wisdom and practice of Thomas Merton and the poetry of Annie Dillard we will find “the One in whom we live, and move and have our being.” 

Personal Spiritual Direction will be available. 

This is a Commuter Retreat (no sleeping rooms available). Check-in begins Friday at 5:00 pm; dinner at 6:00 pm; retreat session 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Saturday breakfast at 8:00 am; sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening.


Fee: $125 per person, including dinner on Friday, and breakfast,lunch and dinner on Saturday. Pre-registration required.

Regular Registration Fees
$125.00 Commuter (None Available)
Program Code: 17AEW39333
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