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La Verna Legacy Society

Your Story, Your Legacy

What is your story, and how do you want to be remembered?

Legacy giving is a wonderful way to leave behind some of the grace and goodness that have enriched your life. It creates an imprint of the person you have come to be, and your place in this sacred community. It captures all that you have loved and valued, and what you want for future generations. It can transform lives in ways you may never know.
Explore how you can create a meaningful legacy at the Casa by contacting Michael Stephan, Development Director,

La Verna Legacy Society

The La Verna Legacy Society is comprised of individuals who share a love for the Casa and want to help ensure that its life-giving ministries are here for those who follow. Friends who make legacy gifts to the Casa through a will, trust, retirement plan or life income gift, become members of the La Verna Legacy Society - named after Mount La Verna in the wild and wooly hills of central Italy.

In 1213, Mount La Verna was given to St. Francis by Count Orlando, who had been touched by the teachings of Francis. It is a gift that has borne fruit for many generations. Francis visited Mount La Verna often, and it was there, during a retreat in the summer of 1224, that Francis received the stigmata, marks of the crucified Christ, which along with his miracles and good works, secured his canonization. It is the same legacy we enjoy at the Casa today, by the grace of St. Francis and the friars who followed him.

To become a member of the La Verna Legacy Society, you simply need to notify us that you have included the Casa in your estate plans. You can do so by clicking and downloading the Letter of Intent below, and filling it out. You can send your completed Letter of Intent by postal mail to: Michael Stephan, Franciscan Renewal Center, 5802 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, or by email to:

Letter of Intent

For more information on legacy giving or the La Verna Legacy Society, please contact Michael Stephan,