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 offer retreats and programs, spiritual direction for groups and individuals, mindfulness workshops, yoga and tai classes, opportunities for artistic expression and an innovative three-year training program to help people become compassionate, nonjudgmental listeners. People of all faith backgrounds and traditions are welcome!

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    Centering Prayer: Silent Listening

    MAY 10-11: Learn more about (and practice) this Christian prayer of silence in which we give our consent to God's presence and action within us.

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    Iconography Retreat: St. George and the Dragon

    MAY 19-25: All levels of painters from all faith traditions are invited to learn the sacred art of Byzantine-style icon painting (writing) under the guidance of master iconographer Phil Zimmerman.

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    Mother's Day Sip & Paint

    MAY 9: Bring your Mom and join our canvas painting party. All supplies and refreshments included. No experience necessary. You'll each create a painting that can be displayed separately or together.

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    Divorce Recovery

    MAY 2-JUNE 20: This groups meets on Thursday evenings for eight weeks and offers support and a path for healing from divorce, separation or the end a long-term relationship.

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    Finding God in All Things

    THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF SAINT IGNATIUS IN DAILY LIFE: Registration is open for this nine-month retreat experience starting this fall.

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    Triduum Retreat: Dying and Rising With Jesus the Christ

    APRIL 18-21: The Rev. John Kiefer leads this exploration into the liturgies of the Mass of the Lord's Supper, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and Easter.

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    Expansion of Light: A Summer Solstice Yoga Experience for Women

    JUNE 14-16: Heather Henry returns to lead this yoga retreat for women. Soften into oneself with mindful, revitalizing practices.

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    Navigating Together: A Grief Retreat

    JUNE 22: You are invited to spend a day in community with others who are experiencing grief.

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    At the Center newsletter - May/June 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: Aging Cafe, Centering Prayer, A Taste of Forest Bathing, Men's Retirement Retreat and much more!

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    Art as Prayer

    MAY 20: Mary Thompson leads this open watercolor studio for all who want to learn, play and tap into their creative side. No experience necessary.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    MAY 2: Practice meditation as a coping skill for anxiety and depression during this new group, open to men and women, and facilitated by Laura Mausolf.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    MAY 14: Come experience the deeply relaxing and often healing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls during this monthly series led by Tom Roberts. Freewill offerings appreciated. *Please note: The Sound of Bowls typically is scheduled on the second Tuesday of the month. This is a rescheduled date.

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    Clearing the Trauma Fog: Finding Yourself

    APRIL 27: Dr. Joan Filla offers this daylong retreat for survivors of trauma. The experience will include meditation, group discussion and self-reflection.

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    Aging Cafe

    MAY 4: Community members of all ages are invited to gather together to explore the subject of aging. Free to attend, but registration required.

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    Daring Greatly: A Group Experience

    STARTING THIS FALL: Registration is open for this five-month group process exploring and practicing the "Daring Greatly" work of Brené Brown.

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    MAY 8: Looking for a day to unplug and just BE? Spend a day of solitude at the FSC.

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    Silent Directed Retreat

    MAY 31-JUNE 5: Deepen your connection to the Sacred and to yourself through solitude and silence in a community of prayer. We also offer a weekend option available if you can't stay the entire six days.

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    When Retirement Comes: Renegotiating Our Purpose

    JUNE 15: Tom Roberts leads this half-day men's retreat to consider this last significant developmental stage in our lives.

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    Claiming Your Power: Releasing the Grip of Trauma and Fear

    APRIL 26: Dr. Joan Filla will share her story of recovering from childhood sexual abuse in the hope of encouraging others to move beyond the obstacles and shackles that may hold them.

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This year's Spiritual Direction Preparation Program is filled. We will begin accepting applications for the next group in January 2020.

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