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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. 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

    No experience is necessary to join to this art-as-spiritual-practice group, just the desire to play and to practice listening to your heart. We meet again on Monday, May 16, to explore the connection between artistic expression and our spirit. Note: This is the final session before we take a break for the summer. If you've been thinking about trying it, now's the time to sign up!

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    Getting Off the Hook

    Based on Pema Chödrön’s book, "Taking the Leap," this May 14 workshop presented by Sharon Lukert offers everyday practices, advice and guided meditation for “unhooking” unhelpful patterns in our lives and discovering natural qualities of intelligence, warmth and openness.

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    At the Center newsletter - May/June 2016

    IN THIS ISSUE: The Spirit of Golf men's retreat, Myrrh-Bearing Women iconography retreat, Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction, Wheels of Time and Place nature journaling and so much more!

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    Wheels of Time and Place

    JUNE 9-12: Discover a sense of renewed connection to time and place during this art journaling retreat focused on the wonders of nature, presented by Janet Moore and Jan Wellik. No experience is needed as you will be guided in the creation of a uniquely personal circular journal using writing reflection and art journaling techniques.

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    Icon Writing: The Myrrh-Bearing Women

    Iconographer Phil Zimmerman returns to the FSC May 15-21 to lead this retreat for advanced students. (He'll offer another opportunity for all levels July 10-16.) Don't miss out on the chance to paint this stunning icon under Phil's expert guidance!

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    The Spirit of Golf: A Retreat for Men

    Using M. Scott Peck's book, "Golf and the Spirit," the FSC's Steve Spilde will explore the life lessons we can learn from the beautiful and frustrating game of golf, June 17-19. Limited spots available. Makes a great Father's Day gift for the special man in your life.

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    The Sacred Art of Listening

    Please join us for this exciting weekend with Kay Lindahl, founder of The Listening Center. Her public talk is ideal for anyone in business, health care, education or ministry who would like to improve their listening skills and transform their relationships. The weekend retreat is perfect for spiritual directors and others who want more deep-listening practices and integration of listening exercises.

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    Richard Rohr LIVE webcast: Imagining Another Way

    Join us here at the Franciscan Spirituality Center on May 2 to watch this webcast as a group. Father Richard Rohr and Christena Cleveland will discuss ways to welcome diversity into our lives, churches and communities.

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    Facing Our Shadow: The Enneagram as a Tool of Spiritual Transformation

    Explore the nine personality styles of the Enneagram with master teacher Jerry Wagner during this special workshop July 17-18.

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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    It's not too late to join our monthly mindfulness for stress reduction sessions with Greg Lovell. The next one is May 17.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

The Sacred Art of Listening: Weekend Retreat
April 29, 2016 5:30 pm
This retreat is full. If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list, please call... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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The Sacred Art of Listening Retreat
April 30, 2016 9:00 am
Kay Lindahl, author and founder of The Listening Center in Long Beach, California, presents this... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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