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Current office hours for the Franciscan Spirituality Center are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone and email messages left after 3 p.m. will be answered the next business day. Thank you for your patience and continued support. Peace and all good! 

In response to concerns about COVID-19 and group gatherings, we're redesigning many of our programs and retreats into virtual experiences. You can receive updates about these offerings and other resources through our e-newsletter. Please click here to sign up. Our spiritual directors are also available to meet with you via phone or video chat; please call 608-791-5295 for more information.

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    A Sheltered Day of Solitude (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 11: This at-home, guided experience gives you the gift of connecting to the Sacred, to creation and to others who are spending an intentional day of solitary reflection.

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    Depressed Anonymous

    EVERY MONDAY: This free 12-step support group for those dealing with depression meets via conference call. Please call Gayle at 608-406-7990 for more information on how to participate.

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    Centering Prayer: Silent Listening (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 14-15: Join us for this virtual gathering as we uncover the dynamics that make up Centering Prayer, practice silent prayer together and sample some of the traditions that have grown up around Centering Prayer, with presenter Marcia Bentley.

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    Racism and the Coulee Region (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 11: Our Community Dialogue Series with local activists, speakers and artists continues. Our guest speaker for this session is Jazz Holland from AllThatJazz, a local podcast that highlights the voices of Black residents of the Coulee Region.

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    Podcast: What is Spirituality?

    FSC spiritual director Steve Spilde explores a variety of topics and shares the collective wisdom and stories of some of his spiritual mentors in this new series of recorded conversations.

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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace (via Zoom)

    JANUARY 16: We're excited to announce a new date and new format (but same amazing speakers!) for our second annual celebration of inspirational, resilient and spiritual women.

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    Art as Prayer (via Zoom)

    SEPTEMBER 21: This open watercolor studio led by Mary Thompson and offered through videoconferencing is a chance to play and learn new techniques without worrying about perfection or finished product.

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    Prayer and Yoga (via Zoom)

    RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 29: Bernice and Sister Sarah are back to lead this virtual morning of restoration that integrates prayer and body movement.

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    Grief Support Circle (via Zoom)

    STARTS SEPTEMBER 8: This videoconferencing support group meets for six Tuesdays. All who are in need of comfort and healing are welcome.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 13: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA leads this free, virtual gathering to reduce stress and promote relaxation through guided meditation.

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    Weekend hermitage stays

    NOW OPEN: To make sure we can provide a safe and sanitized experience, our three hermitages on St. Joseph's Ridge are available for weekend stays only (Friday afternoon through Monday morning.) Reservations are for single occupancy at $60 per night and may be made for up to three nights (a minimum of two nights is required).

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Art Dash and Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace have been postponed. Watch for updates as we set new dates. Peace & all good!

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