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Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal. We welcome people from all faiths to come and find acceptance, peace and healing and to listen to God amidst the beauty of creation.

The Center is a private, non-profit retreat center staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal staff in carrying out their ministry. Throughout the year, various professional retreat directors assist the staff in offering group programs and private retreats. The Center also is available for groups wishing to host their retreat or meeting here.

Our mission: In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we welcome everyone who seeks spiritual growth through a deeper relationship with God in a place of peace, community, healing and joy.

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Thank you to our donors, the Community Foundation Tampa Bay, Panera Bread, Glazer Children's Museum 

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Upcoming Retreats and Programs

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Conscious Contact Mini -“Letting Go: A Program for Happiness?”
Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF

Wed, June 15, 5 pm – 8 pm
It seems like a contradiction to say we need to let go in order to be happy, but 12 Step spirituality and experience show that this is true. This evening we will examine the ways the prayer and meditation help us to let go. Conscious Contact Mini Retreats are for anyone interested in 12 Step Spirituality. Come early and enjoy the grounds.
Please register early with advance payment $30 by June 13.
Fee: $30 (includes dinner)