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!

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    Lenten Gospels

    John McHugh shares the powerful messages of love and forgiveness found in the six Gospel passages of Lent, on Thursday evenings starting February 11 and continuing through March 17.

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    At the Center newsletter - January/February 2016

    IN THIS ISSUE: Women's Christmas, Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction, Life Lessons from a Teacup, Sacred Weavings retreat, Rebuild My Church talk with Father Tom Reese, 10th annual Celebration of Married Life, Lenten Gospels with John McHugh and so much more!

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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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    What Does it Mean to Belong to God?

    Sister Ann Willits leads this Lenten retreat that offers time to be still, let God speak and reflect on belonging and gratitude, March 6-12.

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    The Holiest Path through the Holiest of Days: Triduum Retreat

    Journey through Holy Week with Father James Marchionda, March 24-26.

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    Silent Directed Weekend Retreat

    This shorter weekend retreat is ideal for those who have not made a silent retreat before, or whose schedules make a longer retreat difficult to do. Enjoy rest, reflection and spiritual direction, February 26-28.

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    Living Laudato Si

    Join us for a simple meal and a practical dialogue about Pope Francis' encyclical. How can we live out the compassion and concerns of Laudato Si in our everyday lives? Offered in the evening February 16 or lunch hour February 17.

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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    Greg Lovell returns to the FSC with a new series of mindfulness sessions on the third Tuesday of the month. Attend all sessions, or come as you can. The next one is February 16.

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    Busy Student Retreat

    Open to all college students, this retreat is a chance to step back, take stock of your life and rejuvenate your spiritual life as Lent begins. With a theme of "The Waters of God's Love," this 12-day experience starting February 7 is designed around your schedule and needs, and no overnight travel is required. Only $5!

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    Sacred Spaces in Word and Art

    Join us Saturday, February 13, as we embrace wabi-sabi, the Japanese art of appreciating the beauty in the naturally imperfect world, through photography and nature journaling.

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    Be Mine: A Celebration of Married Life

    Don't miss out on this 10th annual celebration! Spend time with your spouse, hear from two couples at different stages of their lives, and meet other couples during our festive wine and hors d'oeuvres social.

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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, February 15, to explore the connection between artistic expression and our spirit.

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    Rebuild My Church: Pope Francis and His Vision for Reform

    Thomas Reese, SJ, senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, will share his insights on fellow Jesuit Pope Francis and church reform during this special visit to the FSC on Saturday, February 6. Don't miss out!

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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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    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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    Richard Rohr LIVE Webcast: Authentic Transformation

    JUST ADDED! If you are a fan of Father Richard Rohr, you won't want to miss this live webcast here at the FSC on February 23. Join others in the community as we gather to watch Father Rohr together and enjoy a lively discussion afterward.

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    At the Center newsletter - March/April 2016

    IN THIS ISSUE: The Sacred Art of Listening with Kay Lindahl, Beautiful Beaded Trees, A Day for You & Your Staff, Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross, Serenity Retreat, Increase Your Emotional Intelligence with the Enneagram and so much more!

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Depressed Anonymous
February 8, 2016 5:30 pm
Depressed Anonymous is a 12-step group where people dealing with depression can generate positive... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Rohr Discussion Group
February 8, 2016 5:30 pm
This is an open, informal group for anyone interested in the books and videos of Franciscan priest,... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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