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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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Eat Well. Do Good.
17th Annual Columbia Community Harvest! Thoughout September, the Columbia will donate %5 of your check to us! Choose from one of these 3 locations! Columbia Restaurant YBOR CITY – Columbia Cafe at Tampa Bay History Center on the RIVERWALK, TAMPA – Columbia Restaurant Cafe at TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. When you are dining out, share your experience on

Facebook! We will recieve extra credit for the fundraiser! THANK YOU for your support! for more information

Annual Blessing of the Animals.

Join us Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Blessing from Br. Paul Santoro, O.F.M.

Calling All Pets: Live, Stuffed or Pictured! Bring your human and come to our service as we celebrate St. Francis and the wonders of God’s creation. There will be special treats for you and your human. Raffle drawings throughout the event! New to the event! Have your pet portrait taken!

“Everything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God.” -St. Francis

The Franciscan Center and the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany believe it is our responsibility as human beings to love, honor, and care for God’s earth; that God created and blessed every creature that swims in its oceans, walks or crawls on its soil, or flies in its skies. And it is for this reason, that we annually take time on this day, to honor God by blessing the animals who have brought us so much joy and happiness and who have adorned our lives and our EARTH. For more information contact: Email:

Upcoming Event!

Join us for our first annual First Responders Golf Classic

November 10, 2014. Click here to learn more...

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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 house staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal volunteers 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 Sponsors for the

First Responders Golf Classic

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Captain Sponsor

Lieutenant Sponsor

Scott & Donna Liberman

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