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!
Save the Date: Annual Conference
Mark your calendars now for our 30th Anniversary Annual Conference "Living Your Life as Spiritual Practice" with keynote speaker Thomas Ryan, CSP, on May 1-2.
Additional presenters: April Ulring Larson, John McHugh and Tom Roberts.
2015 Retreats: Come Away with Me to a Quiet Place
It's not too early to start planning your retreat. This year's offerings include two iconography retreats, a writing retreat, a dreams retreat for spiritual directors, a silent retreat, a yoga retreat, plus others on compassion, transitions, and St. Francis and the Universe Story.
St. Francis and the Natural World: An Art Journaling Retreat
Only 15 spots are available for this extraordinary weekend (April 17-19) of springtime outdoor nature journaling with writer Jan Wellik and artist Janet Moore. You'll be observing, reflecting, writing and drawing in a journal you design yourself using bookbinding techniques and recycled materials.
Friends of Sister Thea: Sharing the Joy
On the 25th anniversary of her homegoing, learn about Sister Thea's life and legacy during this special panel presentation Sunday, March 29, by Maurice Nutt, C.Ss.R.; Mickey McGrath, OSFS; Mary Lou Jennings, and Marla Lang, FSPA.
Imago Dei Women's Group
Conversation and support for female survivors of sexual abuse and assault. We meet again 7-8:30 p.m. March 18. Freewill offering accepted.
Are you in need of friendship, support and healing for the wounds of separation and divorce? The March 19 topic is: "When am I ready for a new relationship?"
Celebrating 30 Years
For the past three decades, we've been dedicated to helping people from all walks of life and faith backgrounds in their search for God, meaning and wholeness. Won't you join us in making the next 30 years just as exciting?
The Courage to Embrace Joy
FSC Spiritual Director Steve Spilde builds on the research of Brené Brown for this April 11 program, which teaches ways to carry pain with acceptance and compassion so we can embrace life with joy.
Deepening Spiritual Presence with the Enneagram
Join us for this interactive and transformational retreat with certified Enneagram teacher Leslie Hershberger on March 27-28. Perfect for anyone seeking a deeper connection to the divine and more compassion and understanding for self and others.
At The Center Newsletter - March/April 2015
Inside this issue: Enneagram retreat with Leslie Hershberger, Friends of Thea exhibit and panel presentation, Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross, The Courage to Embrace Joy, St. Francis art journaling retreat and so much more!
Lenten Gospels series
Join John McHugh as he takes a fresh look at six important Gospel readings each Thursday night, February 19 through March 26. Register for the entire series and save!