Franciscan Renewal Center, Paradise Valley

4.9
#14 of 17 in Historic Sites in Central Arizona
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  • July 21, 2017
    This wonderful establishment that is being remodeled is a hidden gem in the heart of PV. Drive around to the back, park, get out of car and explore towards the desert.....a magical labyrinth with spir...  more »
  • June 1, 2017
    We attended Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. Beautiful place and a highlight of our visit to AZ. The outdoor Good Friday Stations of the Cross was especially moving and memorable.  more »
  • November 2, 2016
    A place full of tranquility, where you can meditate or spend some time with your own self. The spanish name describe it very well "La Casa". Is how you feel here.  more »
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  • December 29, 2016
    Welcoming and proudly slightly weird (for a Catholic place). The congregation really care about being welcoming. They regularly have classes and retreats throughout the year, just check their website. They have lovely walking paths on the large desert acreage here. Walk the labyrinth, sit and think or pray, it's a beautiful place to be. Currently undergoing a huge renovation (so they can fit in more people).
  • February 11, 2017
    My friend and I attended a retreat here and really enjoyed the facility and the food. Although spiritual, I'm not a religious person and this place felt spiritual. The staff was very friendly and respectful of my group.
  • January 2, 2017
    This is a truly unique destination for anyone seeking a tranquil place to pray and meditate, or even just to relax (you don't have to be Catholic to enjoy this facility - everyone is welcome). I really enjoyed the sprawling campus which is currently under what appears to be a major expansion. There are many paths to walk, places to...
  • January 20, 2017
    What a peaceful place to be. There's a reason why it's called a renewal center. Even spending a few minutes here walking the desert garden or in adoration in front of the Blessed Sacrament - I leave here feeling refreshed and calm.
  • January 9, 2017
    “Tourist” I was invited to a workshop that was held in one of the classrooms here. I thought it a little strange that a workshop on video streaming for the web would be at a spiritual center like this but it made being there all the better. The grounds are just beautiful and calming and so were the folks walking around

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