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Franciscan Center

Florida State Homes Feature article on Tampa's Franciscan Center

Tampa's Quiet Space to Search Out Your Center

The Franciscan Center offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal.

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.

Conscious Contact Mini Retreat: “Lighting Up Our Lives” (Rescheduled from Dec. 7)

Thurs. December 15, 5 pm - 8 pm

Sr. Cathy Cahill, OSF

The theme of light is an important one as the holy days of Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated. Let us look at the sources of light in our own lives and the ways we can be a source of light for others. 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 December 5. Fee: $30 (includes dinner).


New Year's Eve Retreat Day
December 31, 2016
12:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Fr. Anthony Carrozzo, OFM

Please register by December 23rd. Seating is limited.  Register early!
Fee: $30.00 (Lunch at 12:30 pm).

Upcoming Retreats and Programs: September - December Event Calendar

For full descriptions or more programs click here to our event calendar.