CONNECTION, COMMUNITY, COMPASSIONATE LISTENING: 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. People of all faith backgrounds and traditions are welcome!

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    Death Cafe

    AUGUST 7: We're proud to host this free Death Cafe event, facilitated by a Stanford University student who, after the death of her friend, was inspired to travel the country to open up a discussion about our shared humanity and mortality. Registration is required.

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    Mining the Meaning of Our Sacred Stories

    CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS: Diane Millis returns October 26-27 to explore the different stages of our life's story and how spiritual directors can help facilitate movement from one stage to the next.

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    Compassionate Presence: Holding Space for the Dying

    SEPTEMBER 22: Dr. Jackie Yaeger leads this workshop to help caregivers learn how to be a resilient and compassionate presence at the bedside of a dying loved one. We'll explore what to expect before, during and after death.

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    Iconography Retreat: Christ Emmanuel

    SEPTEMBER 16-22: Learn how to paint this traditional Byzantine icon of Jesus as a youth under the guidance of master iconographer Phil Zimmerman.

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    An Introduction to the Enneagram

    SEPTEMBER 21-22: Learn about the nine core personality styles that make up the Enneagram and how understanding what motivates and shapes your worldview can lead to greater self-awareness and better relationships.

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    Holy Wells and Thin Places: Celtic Spirituality for Our Time

    AUGUST 17-19: Storyteller, soul friend and retreat leader Carl McColman will lead a weekend retreat to celebrate the wisdom of the Celts and explore these thin places within where we might feel closer to God.

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    Movie Night With Mister Rogers

    JULY 22: Join us for an inspirational evening as we watch a movie that condenses the life lessons of beloved TV host Fred Rogers and discuss what it means to be a neighbor.

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    At the Center newsletter - July/August 2018

    IN THIS ISSUE: Singing Bowls at Sunset, Iconography Retreat, Holy Wells and Thin Places, Movie Night with Mister Rogers plus a look back at our hermitages and the wonderful friend of the FSC who led the construction project.

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We are thrilled to bring storyteller and soul friend Carl McColman to the FSC for a retreat on Celtic spirituality August 17-19. Please click here to read our interview with him.

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