The Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred place of simplicity and hospitality for those seeking spiritual renewal, healing and deeper self-awareness. We welcome people of all faiths to come to learn and experience Franciscan spirituality by discovering God in all creation. We offer individual and group spiritual direction, program and retreat offerings, meeting room space for organizations interested in overnight or daylong conferences or retreats, and compassionate listening. Come, reflect in peace or visit with others. Everyone is welcome. Peace and all good!
Into the Heart of the Word
If you enjoy the written word, this July 18-21 retreat with Theresa Washburn is for you. We'll go deeply into the heart of words that heal and writing that transforms us.
Icon Writing: Christ the Teacher
Master iconographer Phil Zimmerman will lead you step-by-step through the painting of this icon of Christ during our July 5-11 retreat. No painting experience needed, and all supplies included. Each day includes prayer and meditation, as well as the history of Russian and Byzantine iconography. All faith traditions are welcome!
Celebrating 30 Years
For the past three decades, we've been dedicated to helping people from all walks of life and faith backgrounds in their search for God, meaning and wholeness. Won't you join us in making the next 30 years just as exciting?
Grace From Within
Whether you are beginning a yoga practice or deepening one, enjoy merging mind, body and spirit through this glorious heart-centered retreat June 5-7 with Heather Henry.
Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities
We know change is constant, but it can be scary. It also can be a new beginning. Join Carl Koch and Joyce Heil as they explore the challenges and opportunities of life's transitions August 28-30.
At The Center Newsletter - May/June 2015
Inside this issue: icon writing, Richard Rohr webinar, canvas painting event, yoga retreat, In the Heart of Compassion retreat, silent directed retreat, writing retreat, The Gift of Birth retreat and so much more!
Silent Directed Retreat
Give yourself the gift of rest, reflection and solitude during this June 26-July 1 silent retreat. Enjoy a safe, peaceful environment with opportunities for prayer and daily spiritual direction.
Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction
Treat yourself to a day of peace, renewal and reflection as we explore practices for mindful stress reduction and relaxation on Saturday, August 22.
Seeking the Holy Spirit in Your Birthing
This special July 31-August 2 retreat is designed to give expectant mothers a spiritual "tool kit" to bring to their birth experience and help them see that giving birth is a privileged opportunity to grow closer to God.
In the Heart of Compassion
Through the eyes of mystics and scripture, we will ponder the call of compassion within ourselves and the world during this June 8-12 retreat with Janet Mallak, SSND.