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Environmental Films at the Casa

The Franciscan Renewal Center will be showing two environmental films in the next two months.  The movies will be shown in the San Damiano Auditorium. First, on March 21, The Sierra Club is sponsoring the movie Before the Flood.  This movie, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Education|0 Comments

Say NO to Single-Use Plastic

The Care for Creation Ministry from the Franciscan Renewal Center is tackling the consumption of single-use plastic as a primary 2018 goal.  Cleaner air, land, and oceans have inspired this mission.  Much of the work will involve education.  For example, do you know that nearly 300 million tons of plastics are manufactured each year?  Fifty [...]

By |January 21st, 2018|Advocacy, Education|2 Comments

Laudato Si, the Bee and Me

The Care for Creation Ministry at the Franciscan Renewal Center (The Casa) met at the beginning of November to plan events throughout the winter months.  This is the most active time for C4C members!  Luckily, the first event that has us excited will take place right at the Casa.  It is a series of "Caring [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Movie Night at the Casa

As the intense desert heat fades, the primary season for activism on behalf of Pope Francis's Laudato Si Encyclical has begun again at the Franciscan Renewal Center.  We are getting back to work with renewed energy and enthusiasm!  Our first event this fall is Movie Night on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 - 9:00pm at The Casa. [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Notice how things slow down during the hot summer months in Arizona?  At the Franciscan Renewal Center many parishioners flee to cooler climates, and those who remain in Arizona sorely miss our collaborators who work with us on climate change issues.  There is one thing, however, that we can continue to do as individuals - [...]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

LEED Certification for Our Lady of the Angels Church

A new catholic church in Paradise Valley is in its final construction stage.  It's Our Lady of the Angels Church at the Franciscan Renewal Center, and the new building will replace the small chapel that has been at the site for years.  The new church is being built under the guidelines set by LEED, a third-party, [...]

By |July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Movie Night at the Casa

The Franciscan Renewal Center in collaboration with Phoenix Peace Initiative will present the award-winning documentary, INSIDE PEACE, on Friday, June 16.  INSIDE PEACE tells the story of criminal offenders who discover their humanity and struggle to change after attending a "Peace Class" in a Texas prison.  What will make this evening especially memorable is that [...]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nonviolence Leadership Certificate Program

By |April 25th, 2017|Education|0 Comments

Celebrate Earth Day at the Casa

By |April 4th, 2017|Action, Advocacy, Education|0 Comments

Movie Night at the Casa

Join us for an engaging and educational evening as we view and discuss the challenges of climate change and possible solutions.

By |March 29th, 2017|Education|0 Comments