Grief Circle and Mindfulness Practices (2/20/18) are canceled today. Golden Yoga will still be offered. Please be careful on the roads!

CONNECTION, COMMUNITY, COMPASSIONATE LISTENING: The Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred place of peace and hospitality for those seeking spiritual renewal, personal and professional growth, healing, transformation and deeper self-awareness. We are dedicated to supporting anyone in their search for God, meaning and wholeness. We invite you to explore our many offerings: individual and group compassionate listening, daylong programs, guided and preached retreats, mind-body-spirit classes, opportunities for creative expression, meeting room space for organizations, hermitage stays and an innovative training program for spiritual directors. No visit is complete without a stop in our fabulous Sophia Bookstore or well-stocked lending library. Staff is also available for off-site workshops, presentations and programs. Come as you are. Everyone is welcome. Peace and all good!

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    A Brush with Silence: An Introduction to Zen Brush Meditation

    APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26: Explore the playful and profound dance of brush, ink and paper with Tom Roberts during these introductory Shodo workshops.

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    Surrender and Live: A Serenity Retreat

    MARCH 23-24: Tom DeZell leads this closed retreat for men and women who are active in their recovery from alcohol or drugs.

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    At the Center newsletter - March/April 2018

    IN THIS ISSUE: The Daring Way, Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross, Japanese Bowls, Serenity Retreat, Compassionate Communication and more!

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    Art as Prayer

    Connect with your heart and play with new techniques during our monthly open watercolor studio with Mary Thompson. Choose either an an afternoon or evening session!

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    Francis and Clare of Assisi: A Spirituality of Poverty and Joy

    APRIL 28: Join us for this special talk by Secular Franciscan Susan Pitchford on what is means to follow the examples of Saints Francis and Clare in today's world.

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    Poetics of Space

    NEW: Jan Wellik leads this four-week series (April 6, 13, 20, 27) that combines creative expression and outdoor exploration.

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    Tough Grace: Mental Illness as a Spiritual Path

    MARCH 17: Alice Holstein explores the challenges, gifts and growth opportunities that arise from a sacred journey of mental illness.

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    The Daring Way

    APRIL 20-21: Karna Marks leads this new retreat based on the work of Brené Brown. Together, we will explore creative ways to empathize, cultivate self-compassion, love and lead while celebrating the invitation to live brave.

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    Art Dash 2018

    Tickets are on sale now! Join us for an evening of food, fun and fine art, all to support the FSC's mission. Every $100 Dash ticket guarantees you an original piece of art.

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    Compassionate Communication: The Language of the Heart

    APRIL 13-14: Tap into the beauty of your values and needs as we explore how to express ourselves and hear others during this weekend retreat led by Barb Kruse.

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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    Feeling busy, overwhelmed, distracted? Greg Lovell can show you tools to help get your emotions off "autopilot" and be more mindful. The next session is February 20.

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    Compassionate Communication: The Language of the Heart

    APRIL 13-14: Barb Kruse leads this weekend retreat to explore empathic listening and honest expression.

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    Living Fully: What Mortality Can Teach Us

    FEBRUARY 23-24: Sharon Lukert leads this new retreat to explore the impacts of modern living on how we age and die, as well as questions raised by our very mortality. This workshop is based on the book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande.

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    A Weekend of Solitude for Couples

    APRIL 13-15: This special weekend retreat for couples is an opportunity to deepens your connections with the Sacred and each other.

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    Japanese Bowls: Embracing Our Imperfections with Grace and Courage

    APRIL 6-7: We'll use the art of Kintsugi, which restores broken pottery with gold, as a symbol of the spiritual life. Experience how our "cracks" can lead to transformation, beauty and compassion.

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    Sacred Spaces in Word and Art

    MARCH 10: The creative team of Jan Wellik and Deb Hansen are back with a new wabi-sabi workshop. Explore the themes of humility and beauty in imperfection through simple photography and literary reflection.

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Art Dash tickets are on sale now! Every $100 ticket buys you an evening of food, fun and fine art. Click here for more information

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