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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.

Save the Date! November 14, 2016 3rd Annual First Responders Golf Classic

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Thank you to our Sponsors!



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by John Mayer and Charity Lane


    Brian & Diana Dugan


Upcoming Retreats and Programs: September - December Event Calendar

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



Compassion Fatigue
Wed, October 26, 10 am - 3 pm
Sr. Anne Dougherty, OSF and
Rev. Rick Malivuk
The Compassion Fatigue retreats will educate and teach skills in resiliency. Open to Clergy, Chaplains, and those in the mental health field. 10 C.E.U. Hours will be given for this class.
Please register by October 24th.
Fee: $35 (includes lunch).

Conscious Contact Mini Retreat:
“Desperate Enough?”
Wed, October 26, 5 pm - 8 pm

Sr. Cathy Cahill, OSF One often hears people in 12 Step Programs speak about the “gift of desperation” that got them to their program. Even after that initial desperation we may need to experience it again to grow in recovery. We will look at how seemingly negative things can bring us into a closer relationship with the God of our understanding and
experience. Conscious Contact Mini Retreats are for anyone interested in 12 Step Spirituality. Please register early with advance payment $30 by October 24.
Fee: $30 (includes dinner).

Battling Burnout/
Keeping Balance

Sat, October 29, 10 am – 4 pm
Sr. Anne Dougherty, OSF
In a fast-paced, hectic society, how can you keep balance personally,
emotionally and spiritually. This retreat examines how to keep personal balance and how to work through issues.
Because prayer is one of the keys to staying spiritually balanced, this retreat will explore the power of prayer,
becoming more resilient and how to more effectively engage in prayer. Vigil Mass will be celebrated.
Please register by October 26th.
Fee: $25 (includes lunch).