New yoga and tai chi classes starting in September! Click here for schedule.

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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    Canticle and the Stones: A Kinstone Experience

    SEPTEMBER 30: Join us for this special one-day retreat as we journey to nearby Kinstone megalithic garden for journaling, contemplation, following the Way of the Stones and exploring St. Francis' Canticle of Creation.

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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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    A Brush With Silence: Bringing Brush Meditation Alive

    This new monthly group led by Tom Roberts is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual journey through the use of brushes, ink and paper. Starts Wednesday, September 19.

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    Dream Group

    This group meets the second Thursday of the month and is open to anyone who wants to share and discuss their dreams with others who can offer insights. Free to attend.

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    Weekend of Solitude

    AUGUST 10-12: Take the opportunity to deepen your connection with the Sacred by spending a weekend in solitude and silence.

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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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    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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    Grief Circle

    FOUR-WEEK SERIES: This new daytime group offers those who are grieving a safe place to share thoughts, feelings and concerns. Meets September 4-25.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    SEPTEMBER 11: Tom Roberts leads this sound meditation for deep relaxation and healing. Open to all; freewill donations appreciated.

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    Embracing Change: A Retreat on Navigating Life's Wavering Terrain

    SEPTEMBER 15: Join Tom Roberts for this special Saturday-only opportunity to explore how transitions and changes are affecting your life and spiritual journey.

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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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    Sacred Drum Making

    SEPTEMBER 29: Learn how to make your own personal drum, a sacred instrument of peace, using deer hide and other natural materials.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    This new biweekly group, facilitated by Laura Mausolf, meets Thursday evenings starting September 6. Freewill offerings appreciated.

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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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    Divorce Recovery

    EIGHT-WEEK SERIES: Find support and healing from divorce, separation or the end of of a long-term romantic relationship. Meets Monday evenings, starting September 10.

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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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    Labyrinth Walk: Autumnal Equinox

    SEPTEMBER 25: Mark this turning point in the year with a self-guided walking meditation. Freewill donations appreciated.

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    Rising Strong

    EIGHT-WEEK SERIES: This new small-group program exploring the lessons in researcher Brené Brown's book "Rising Strong" will meet on the first and third Mondays starting October 1.

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    At the Center newsletter - September/October 2018

    IN THIS ISSUE: New grief and divorce support groups, yoga and tai chi classes, Rising Strong small-group program, Art as Prayer, Canticle and the Stones: A Kinstone Experience, Sacred Drum Making, Introduction to the Enneagram, Brush Meditation, Wisdom Houses and more!

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    Art as Prayer

    SEPTEMBER 17: Mary Thompson leads this open watercolor studio. All are welcome to come play with color and listen to your heart as you paint.

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    Jesus@Work: Leading With Your Heart and Head

    OCTOBER 26: Anyone who is part of a mission-driven organization is invited to this special half-day conference with keynote speaker John McHugh!

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    AUGUST 14: Wouldn't you love to have a day to just BE? No cellphones, no appointments, no noise ... solitude offers us a place to listen to and rest in God. Join us for a mini-retreat to unplug.

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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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