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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    Radiant Woman - A Yoga Retreat

    The fabulous Heather Henry returns to the FSC on June 8-11 to lead this new yoga retreat just for women. Connect with your creative feminine energy and develop greater compassion for yourself and all!

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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. May 16. Only $10!

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    The Spirit of Golf: A Retreat for Men and Women

    Men and women, experienced golfers and those new to the game are all invited to this exciting retreat June 9-10. We'll play 18 holes of golf and explore some of the life lessons to be learned from this beautiful and frustrating game.

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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, May 15.

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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: 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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    Put Your Whole Self In!

    Mind-Body-Spirit Meets Earth-Water-Fire-Air: Summer camp isn't just for kids! Adults of all ages and abilities are invited to this week of adventure, reflection and camaraderie, June 19-23.

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    At the Center newsletter - May/June 2017

    Check out the latest issue for information about our new summer camps for adults, The Holy Face iconography retreat, Transformative Writing Retreat, The Spirit of Golf: A Retreat for Men and Women, Radiant Woman - A Yoga Retreat and much more!

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    Grief Circle

    This new support group offers a safe place to share your thoughts, feelings and concerns with others who understand. FREE to attend. Meets Thursday evenings through May.

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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: 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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    Transformative Writing Retreat

    Both seasoned and new writers are invited to this May 6 event for inner exploration in a beautiful natural area on St. Joseph's Ridge. Led by Jan Wellik, the daylong retreat will include plenty of time for writing reflection, nature journaling, meditation, silent time in nature, hiking and exploring sacred spaces.

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    Trinity: The Soul of Creation - highlights and conversation

    Please join us May 6 as we watch and discuss highlights from the New Mexico conference featuring these three dynamic speakers.

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    Eco-Love Nurturing Your Human Nature with Creation

    AUGUST 7-11: Come get your hands dirty and have lots of fun as we make new connections between spirituality and ecology during this summer camp for adults.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Terry Hershey Community Presentation
April 28, 2017 8:30 am
Rest. Renew. Live. Replenish in a too-hurried, distracted and busy world. Have you ever felt... Location: English Lutheran Church
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Terry Hershey Community Presentation AND Retreat
April 28, 2017 8:30 am
Community Presentation: Rest. Renew. Live. Replenish in a too-hurried, distracted and busy... Location: English Lutheran Church and Franciscan Spirituality Center
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