The Franciscan Renewal Center and Our Lady of the Angels Conventual Church, Scottsdale Arizona (Video)

Founded in 1951, the Casa Franciscana de Paz y Bien/Franciscan Renewal Center and Our Lady of the Angels Conventual Church ( is a landmark in metropolitan Phoenix (the Valley of the Sun).

The Casa is a Community of Faith through Liturgy, Retreats, Education, Counseling, Social Justice, Spiritual Direction, Meetings and Conferences, in the Tradition and Hospitality of St. Francis of Assisi. The Casa is also the home of Phoenix's largest blessing of the animals and pet adopt-a-thons. Located on extensive and scenic grounds close to Camelback Mountain, the Casa is committed to offering an environment that is inclusive, welcoming, and intimate. Its vision is to be a center for spiritual growth based on service to others through an ongoing call to love. The center attracts visitors from all over the world for its retreats and simply to celebrate Mass.

A recent guest said, "The majesty, mystery and peace of the desert make this retreat center a perfect oasis for physical, emotional and spiritual renewal. The staff and volunteers embody welcome and care. And having the opportunity to journey with a spiritual director helped me to expand and deepen my experience here. To say that this week is a cherished blessing is an understatement. I will carry it with me always."

Video Credits:

Interior and Exterior Videographer - Brandon M. Ortega 
Exterior Videographers - Gary Francisco Keller and Santiago Moratto