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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    Listening: A Path to Transformation

    NEW LISTENING SERIES: First in our new series is a September 22-23 retreat with Janet Mallak, SSND, to explore how the act of listening can transform us.

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    My Neighbor is Muslim

    FOUR-WEEK SERIES: Vince Hatt facilitates Thursday evening discussions (October 19 and 26, November 2 and 9) designed to help Christians understand Muslims, and Muslims understand Christians.

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    At the Center newsletter - September/October 2017

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Faith and Feminism with theologian Gina Messina, new Listening Series, several opportunities for artistic expression and body movement, Caregivers Support Group, Surrender and Live: A Serenity Retreat, My Neighbor is Muslim four-week series, new yoga and tai chi classes and so much more!

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    St. Francis, Islam and the Case for Peace

    Join us October 14 as we explore how the story of St. Francis' daring journey across enemy lines to meet with the sultan of Egypt offers insights into the struggle for peace between Christians and Muslims today.

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    Dear Life, Get Real!

    Bernice Olson-Pollack and her son, Harrison, lead this new four-week series starting Thursday, October 19, designed to help you develop and maintain positive lifestyle changes.

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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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    Mindfulness Practices for Stress Reduction

    Greg Lovell's monthly series starts again starting September 19. Come to one or all of the sessions.

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    Devotion Through Body Awareness

    Experience a gift for your mind, body and spirit on September 21 as Cynthia (Sam) Licht shares self-care techniques for deep relaxation through awareness, stretching and yoga.

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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 October 16.

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    SoulCollage Retreat: Image, Intuition, Imagination!

    Access your intuition by creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life's questions and transitions, led by Deb Richards, October 27-28.

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    Busy Student Retreat

    Discovering Pilgrimage: Sacred Steps in a Crazy World: College-age students of all faith backgrounds are invited to this special retreat experience, October 8-22, designed around students' schedules and needs.

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    The Enneagram in Spiritual Direction

    Join us November 17-18 for this special opportunity designed to help spiritual directors understand the gifts and challenges of the nine core personality styles of the Enneagram.

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    Soulfulness Retreat

    You are invited on journey of discovery to connect with the land through a nature dialogue. Jan Wellik leads this one-day retreat inspired by Bill Plotkin's work in the book "Soulcraft" on Saturday, October 21.

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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Listening: A Path to Transformation
September 22, 2017 7:00 pm
In the stories of our life, miracles happen when one feels heard. Many of our prophets and... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Silent Directed Retreat
September 22, 2017 7:00 pm
September 22-24 Friday, 7 p.m.–Sunday, noon This weekend is an invitation to deepen your... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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