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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 as Prayer

    Connect with your heart and play with new techniques during our monthly open watercolor studio with Mary Thompson. The next session is December 18.

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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 December 19.

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    Sip and Paint: The Nativity

    The wonderfully talented Emily Alvarez of Creative Canvas and Board returns to the FSC on November 30 to lead a new canvas painting event centered on the Nativity. No artistic experience needed! Bring a friend or make new ones. Either way, you'll have fun and create something memorable.

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    Surviving (and Even Thriving Through) the Holidays

    Join us December 2 as nonviolent communication expert Wade Britzius shares tips and strategies for being compassionate with ourselves and others during the hectic holiday season - and beyond!

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    Icon Writing: St. Simeon

    Just added for 2017: Learn to paint this stunning icon of St. Simeon holding the Christ Child during our December 3-9 retreat with master iconographer Phil Zimmerman. No experience needed!

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    Women's Christmas

    Our third annual Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women will be Thursday, January 4. Leave your responsibilities behind to enjoy a simple meal, gifts and the company of other fabulous women like yourself. Spots fill quickly, so register today!

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    Honoring Your Intuition

    BACK FOR 2018! Learn practical exercises to help you grow stronger in your intuitive skills during this January 13 workshop with Kristy Walz.

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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2017

    IN THIS ISSUE: Find our fiscal year-end Community Report and thank you to our donors, as well as information about our new retreats and Advent offerings.

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    Tea & Hospitality

    Please join us and two very special guests for a delightful afternoon of tea and stories on Saturday, January 27, all for a good cause! This signature fundraising event takes on an international flavor as we celebrate tea from India and China, the gift of hospitality, and new and seasoned friendships.

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    Deepening Engagement: Essential Habits for Listening

    NEXT UP IN OUR LISTENING SERIES: Diane Millis explores approaches for listening to ourselves and others through time in solitude, conversation and community, February 2-3.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Mindful Meditation
November 25, 2017 8:00 am
This open group allows you to find support, energy and discipline for your meditation practice... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Tai Chi - Session 2
November 27, 2017 12:00 pm
Tai chi is an internal style of Chinese martial arts. It emphasizes the steadiness of the breath... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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