Franciscan Renewal Center

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Venue Description

The Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona offers non-profit organizations an exclusively serene gathering place for meetings, conferences, and special events.  Nestled in the lush desert valley at the base of majestic Camelback Mountain near greater metropolitan Phoenix, the Franciscan Renewal Center (also known as the “Casa de Paz y Bien” or simply “the Casa”), invites such groups to gather here for single-day or multi-day events in beautiful desert spaces and technologically equipped meeting rooms.

With spaces and lodging designed to inspire the mind and soothe the spirit, as well as exceptional food to nourish the body, the Franciscan Renewal Center is a wellness plan for non-profits that allow them to renew and recharge.

Just minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the Franciscan Renewal Center is a world away from the frenzy of the city – providing abundant opportunities for clarity, focus, and solitude on our 25 pristine acres.  Distractions are minimized so every non-profit group is free to focus on the issues at hand and maximize their meeting success.

The Casa – Today, Tomorrow and the Future

The Franciscan Renewal Center has been a beacon of light for the Valley, Southwest and the Nation for 59 years. In that time we have evolved from the early days in 1951 as the Franciscan Retreat House when Lincoln was just a dirt road used for cattle drives – on through the 60′s and to the present when change is the reality for our Country and our Church. Our ministry has changed with the signs of the times, but one consistent vision has never changed – we are a house of peace and good. All are welcome.

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