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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.

Our Sponsors for the

First Responders Golf Classic

Chief Sponsors

Major Sponsor

Captain Sponsors

Star and Shield Insurance

Lieutenant Sponsors

Scott & Donna Liberman

Dunndeal Publications

Keith and Mary O'Connor

Brian and Diana Dugan

Tampa Police Memorial Fund

Dave Andreychuk Foundation

Sergeant sponsor

Florida Hospital of Carrollwood

Florida Air Services


Bill Currie Ford

Kuhn Honda VA

MelRox Cakes

Food Sponsors

All Seasoned Catering

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The Franciscan Center #GivingTuesday November 24 - December 31, 2014

Share in the Healing: "Sister to Sister Outreach to Tanzania"

Learn how you can share in the healing this season. ShareintheHealingSistertoSister.htm



Share the good news! Announcing our Human Rights Champion; Sister Anne Dougherty - our President and CEO of the Franciscan Center of Tampa is the recipient of the Eddie Mitchell Memorial Award. We hope you can join us Friday, December 12,2014 at 7:30 a.m. for 41st Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast at the Doubletree Hotel located at 4500 West Cypress Street, in the West Shore Business District. Attached is a link to sign up online.




Notre Dame Tailgate Party

Sat, November 22, 2pm – 6pm

Enjoy a cook out together and watch the game using the center’s big screen TV for an extra-large view of the action. We will have plenty of rocking chairs, croquet and tailgate (bean bag) toss ready for you. Family Fun, too. Donations appreciated.

Please R.S.V.P. by Nov. 17.


Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, staff, Tampa Police Chief, Jane Castor and Tampa Mayor, Bob Buckhorn, and John Thomas from ABC Action News for making our Inaugural First Responders Golf Classic an amazing success! The day could not have been more perfect for our golfers and supporters to play golf in support of our Post Trauma Training Program. Please visit our Facebook page for photos and comments from the event!

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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.


Interested in learning more about Franciscan Spirituality through presentations, individual and group directed retreats? Hear how it can impact your life. Want to know more? Please call or email the center and ask for a copy of our brochure with details about spiritual direction and the staff of directors, or you can download the brochure by clicking here.