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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    Advent Weekend of Solitude

    Give yourself (or someone else) the gift of a Weekend of Solitude in the midst of holiday busyness, December 9-11.

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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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    A Tough Grace: A Night with Author Alice Holstein

    Please join us January 26 as Alice Holstein shares the inspirational story of her struggle with mental illness and how she redefined and rebuilt her life.

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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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    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. December 20. Only $10!

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    At the Center newsletter - January/February 2017

    IN THIS ISSUE: Tea & Poetry, Franciscan Day of Solitude, Celebration of Marriage, Overcoming Our Fear of Vulnerability, a new bilingual prayer group, new details about Art Dash and so much more!

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    My Body: Friend or Foe?

    Do you struggle to treat your body as something worthy of love? This one-day retreat on January 7 is for men and women who want to commit to a future that includes self-care and self-compassion. The experience will include a body movement session, small-group support, artistic expression and spiritual exercises designed to help you listen to your body's wisdom.

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    Women's Christmas: An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women

    We are celebrating the tradition of Women’s Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany with our own special event on January 4, 2017. Treat yourself to an evening of new friends and traditions, plus a meal and gifts!

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    Art Dash

    March 30, 2017: Only 60 patron tickets will be sold to this fast-paced and fun twist on the art auction idea. Every patron ticket holder goes home a winner. The challenge is to claim your favorite piece of art before someone else does!

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    The Journey of Advent

    Join us Saturday, December 10, or Monday, December 12, for a time of reflection and hope. Only $10.

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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, December 19.

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    Tea & Poetry

    You are cordially invited to an enchanting afternoon of tea, poetry and friendship during our second annual fundraiser for FSC scholarships, Saturday, January 21, 2017, with guest presenter Marci Madary.

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    Honoring Your Intuition

    This popular program is back for another year! We all have intuition, but how do we learn to use it and trust it?

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    Three Boxes of Chocolate: A Half-Day Retreat for Corporate Leaders

    Business leaders who want to improve the culture of their organization are invited to this fun and interactive half-day retreat to explore the relevance of meaning and purpose, self-care and presence to leadership success on Friday, February 3, with presenters John McHugh, Mike Hesch and Kristy Walz.

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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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    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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Upcoming Programs & Retreats

Golden Yoga Half-Session (no floor exercises)
December 6, 2016 11:15 am
Golden Yoga provides a safe approach to improved strength, balance and flexibility. Traditional... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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Golden Yoga Half-Session (with some floor exercises)
December 6, 2016 11:15 am
Golden Yoga provides a safe approach to improved strength, balance and flexibility. Traditional... Location: Franciscan Spirituality Center
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