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
February 2017 : Program Details
Sun, Feb 19
9:00am - 10:30am
Fr. Bill Cieslak
Straight Talk Theology
Good Grief!
Fr. Bill Cieslak, OFM Cap

One of the surprising aspects of moving from a familiar, even if imperfect, worship space into a new church is grief! There is a sense of loss, even as we achieve the fulfillment of a dream. It’s a joyful moment, a major accomplishment, and an important step in our growth! Yet we might feel sadness along with the joy. How will we preserve the intimacy and bond that our historical worship patterns have created, while moving into this new and wonderful space?  


Fr. Bill continues with his focus on the Liturgy, in the context of our new church construction and how our transition from the present worship space will affect us. Fr. Bill will explore the meaning and implications of the building of a church (building) by the Church (People of God). It’s hard to imagine a better presenter for these topics. As always, if current events at or near the time of any presentation warrants it, Fr. Bill may address another topic instead of what is planned.


Fee: No set fee. Donations gratefully accepted at each presentation.   

Program Code: 17HCD38813
Good place for a control!