Please note: The September and October dates for The Sound of Bowls with Tom Roberts have been rescheduled since the newsletter was printed. The new dates are September 6 and October 4 (Tuesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.)

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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    Dreams: Touching the Sacred

    Janet Mallak, SSND, returns to the FSC to lead this September 23-25 retreat on the various ways to live into our dreams, opening us up to share our gifts with the world.

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    Contemplative Living

    This new series explores how we can practice contemplation through our everyday experiences, using the writings of Thomas Merton and others. Meets September 14 and 28, and October 12 and 26.

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    Soup & Cinema

    Please join us Monday, September 26, for this Campaign to Change Direction event in partnership with FSPA. Together we'll watch "Hello, My Name is Doris," enjoy a simple meal and discuss issues surrounding mental health. This is a free event, but space is limited and registration is required.

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    LIVE Rohr Webcast with William Paul Young

    Join us at the Franciscan Spirituality Center on Tuesday, September 20, to watch this fascinating webcast on the theme of "The Divine Dance" together as a group and then discuss. William Paul Young, author of the best-selling novel "The Shack," joins Father Richard Rohr for a discussion about the Trinity, salvation, reality and prayer.

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    Art as Prayer

    This popular series returns after a summer break! No previous experience painting with watercolors is necessary to join this monthly art-as-a-spiritual-practice group led by the talented Mary Thompson. First session is Monday, September 19.

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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    Greg Lovell's monthly series is back! Join us the third Tuesday of the month to practice mindfulness and reflect on your experience with others. No previous experience necessary. Come to all sessions or attend as you can. Next session: 5:30-6:30 p.m. September 20. Only $10!

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    Courage to Live: Healing from Grief

    Anyone in need of a safe space to learn healing skills and share their experience of grief and loss is invited to this new retreat October 28-29.

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    At the Center newsletter - September/October 2016

    IN THIS ISSUE: We're pleased to offer so many new programs this fall, including two new grief support groups and a grief retreat, new tai chi and yoga classes, a contemplative living series and so much more.

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    Icon Writing: Jonah and the Whale

    PLAN AHEAD FOR NEXT SUMMER: Learn the sacred art of Byzantine iconography under the expert guidance of Phil Zimmerman. Registration is open for our July 2017 retreat. We'll be painting Jonah and the Whale.

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    Journey Toward Wholeness

    SPIRITUALITY FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE: Ready to jump-start your spiritual life? Join our Journey Toward Wholeness one-year program for men and women. Deadline extended. Register today!

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    The Soul of a Pilgrim: A Walking Retreat

    JUST TWO SPOTS LEFT! Challenge yourself physically and connect to God outdoors through this walking pilgrimage reminiscent of "walking the Camino," September 16-18.

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    Icon Writing: The Holy Face

    SPRING RETREAT: Registration is now open for our May 2017 iconography retreat led by Phil Zimmerman. All levels of painters are invited to participate!

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Divorce Recovery Support Group
September 1, 2016 5:30 pm
This group is open to anyone who is divorced or separated and in need of friendship,... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Depressed Anonymous
September 5, 2016 5:30 pm
Depressed Anonymous is a 12-step group where people dealing with depression can generate positive... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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