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
September 2017 : Program Details
Sat, Sep 16
9:00am - 11:00am
Barbra Gowan
Faith Formation Through Story
An Interactive Presentation.
Debra LaPlante and Barbara Gowan

In this multi-sensory, interactive presentation, participants will explore a hands-on approach to sharing with children recently published children’s picture books with a “faith formation focus."


Discover ways to incorporate faith traditions in a busy family life. Ideal for parents, grandparents, teachers and religious education instructors.   

Debra and Barbara presented a variation of this topic as part of the Catholic Library Association programming at the 2016 National Catholic Educational Association Conference in San Diego. They are both experienced presenters of professional development workshops for educators. As founders of the Catholic Kids Book Club, they realize the need and benefit for parents to share faith formation with their families through exemplary children’s literature. They have presented family Advent retreats at the Casa, children’s programs at St. Patrick’s and Church of the Ascension and parent programs at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.   

Program Code: 17AEW40348
Good place for a control!