Operation Restore: The First Responders Post Trauma Training creates a safe, confidential environment for individuals to work through their most critical incidents and process the cumulative stress of risking their lives throughout their careers.
Since 1970, the Franciscan Center has welcomed thousands of people each year for retreats. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we continue to host anyone who seeks spiritual growth through a deeper relationship with God in a place of peace, community, healing, and joy. Learn about our history here.
The Franciscan Center is participating in Giving Tuesday — a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Tuesday, November 30th is Giving Tuesday! This year, for every donation received on this day, the Franciscan Center will thank donors by giving them a free New Year’s Eve retreat to be held on December 31st , 7pm (via Zoom). Please donate on November 30th and note in the comment section “Giving Tuesday” so we can send you your free Zoom link. Thank you for your support!
We encourage you to leave your legacy by adding a personalized paver to our pavilion. We can engrave your paver with the inscription of your choice - we suggest honoring a name, a meaningful scripture passage, an important date, the remembrance of a loved one, or a cherished memory of the Center.
We have compiled a prayer book of over 50 prayers for the second time after inviting our extended Franciscan Center family to share a favorite prayer with us. Now, our little prayer book, Tampa Bay Prays II, is available to buy right here on our website. Tampa Bay Prays II is our newest version of the beloved 2005 Tampa Bay Prays, which celebrated our 35th anniversary. And for our 50th year, we are happy to offer this treasure to the community once again.