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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    Art Dash

    March 30, 2017: Only 60 patron tickets will be sold to this fast-paced and fun twist on the art auction idea. Every patron ticket holder goes home a winner. The challenge is to claim your favorite piece of art before someone else does!

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    At the Center newsletter -March/April 2017

    IN THIS ISSUE: Art Dash, Terry Hershey, Soup & Cinema, Lenten Retreat with Sister Jolynn, Drawn to the Word, Spring Labyrinth Walk, When Retirement Comes, Caring for a Loved One, Using the Enneagram at Home and Work, Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross, new John McHugh series and so much more!

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    Contemplative Living

    Our Contemplative Living series continues. This new session has a theme of "Entering the School of Your Experience." All are welcome to join us for any or all sessions in the series!

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    Leading From Your Strengths: Using the Enneagram at Home and Work

    In this March 31-April 1 interactive program, we'll explore the leadership style of nine core personality types and strategies for development.

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    Caring for a Loved One? A Conversation with Anita Dahlby

    Holmen author and retired teacher Anita Dahlby joins us March 27 to share her journey of caring for her father, from his home to hers, from nursing home to funeral home, and invites you to share your story.

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    Triduum Retreat: Going Deeper Into the Mystery

    This silent, preached retreat, April 13-16, is led by Father Dan Crosby and open to all.

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    Building High-Performing Teams with Real Colors

    Mike Hesch leads this April 6 dynamic workshop experience with the goal of helping individuals and teams better understand human behavior, uncover motivators specific to each temperament and improve communication with others.

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    When Retirement Comes: A Retreat for Men

    In this new March 25 half-day retreat led by Tom Roberts, we'll explore some of the reservations regarding retirement and renegotiate our purpose as we shift from quantity to quality. We've worked hard. Let's do this!

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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. April 18. Only $10!

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    New series for Lent!

    Bible scholar and master storyteller John McHugh is back for a new Tuesday night series starting April 4; this time exploring the connection of Jesus' Passion and Resurrection with our lives today through the last four chapters of the Gospel of John.

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    Finding God in All Things

    The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life: All those who are interested in exploring various spiritual practices and ways of praying to help discern the fingerprints of God in their life are invited to journey with us during this nine-month retreat experience.

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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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    Terry Hershey this spring!

    Two great events: Rest. Renew. Live. Community Presentation on Friday, April 28, and Finding Your Sanctuary Retreat on Friday, April 28-Saturday, April 29. Come to one or both events.

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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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    Lenten Retreat

    Loving the Crucified Christ in the Spirit of Francis and Clare: Sister Jolynn Brehm leads this March 19-24 retreat.

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    Holy Resistance, Sacred Surrender

    New presenter Mary Kay Glazer will explore how our faith journey includes not just surrender but also resistance during this March 25 daylong retreat.

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    Together in the Mystery

    Supervisor Training for Spiritual Directors: Experienced spiritual directors and those discerning a call to supervise others are invited to participate in this continuing education opportunity.

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    Art as Prayer

    No previous experience painting with watercolors is necessary to join this monthly art-as-a-spiritual-practice group led by the talented Mary Thompson. The next session is Monday, April 17.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Tai Chi 1- Session 2
March 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Tai Chi is an internal style of Chinese martial arts. It places emphasis on the steadiness of the... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Monday Yoga - Vinyasa Flow - Session 2
March 27, 2017 5:30 pm
Bring together physical, mental and soulful balance through the practice of... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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