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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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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    MARCH 7: 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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    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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    Sacred Spring: Lenten Prayer With Singing Bowls

    MARCH 9: Join us for a beautiful evening that brings together Taize-style prayer, Tibetan singing bowls, choirs and hymns. Registration is required; freewill donations appreciated.

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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace

    MARCH 16: Author, physician's assistant and inspirational speaker Sarah Thebarge will be the keynote speaker at our special event celebrating resilient women who have kept the faith amid challenges. Additional speakers are Tara Shilts of Onalaska; Elizabeth Lewis of Mequon, Wisconsin; and Melina Garcia of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

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    Grounding: Spiritual Practices to Transform the Chaos

    APRIL 5-7: Using the deeply integrating spiritual practices of the labyrinth, SoulCollage and various prayer practices, we will explore ways to probe the soul’s interiority to bring greater perception and peace to our being. Each of these practices can renew and deepen our Lenten journey.

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    Art Dash

    MARCH 28: Ready, Set, Gogh ... Tickets are selling fast for this unique and fast-paced evening of food, fun and fine art. Every $100 ticket holder goes home with a piece of original art - which piece depends on how fast you can get to it.

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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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    The Face of the Mercy of God

    FEBRUARY 22-23: Sister Dianne Bergant leads this weekend retreat to examine biblical passages that describe the mercy of God, the mercy of Jesus and our own responsibility to be merciful.

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    At the Center newsletter - March/April 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace, Art Dash, Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross, Serenity Retreat, Grief Circle, a new Enneagram retreat, plus much more!

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    Healing Through Creative Grieving

    MARCH 30: We invite you to spend a day remembering an important person in your life as you create a mosaic to honor that loved one's memory.

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    Finding Balance: A Spring Labyrinth Walk

    MARCH 21: Come walk our indoor labyrinth on the Spring Equinox as you reflect balance and meditate on what the coming season will bring in your life.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    MARCH 12: Come experience the deeply relaxing and often healing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls during this monthly series led by Tom Roberts. Freewill offerings appreciated.

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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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    Lenten Retreat: The Way of the Disciple

    MARCH 31-APRIL 6: What Jesus taught and modeled for his original disciples has been handed on to us. Participants in this retreat, led by Father Greg Schmitt, will gain insight into how we share the same mission—and the same hope as all who came before us.

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    Love, Relationships and the Enneagram

    APRIL 12-13: Gain insight into what is important for you in relationships as we explore the Enneagram to understand personality differences and our center of intelligence.

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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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