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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. Art Dash and Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace are postponed (new dates to be determined, please hang onto your tickets). 

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    Practices of Invitation and Hope (via Zoom)

    STARTS JULY 6: This three-session series introduces practices that invite us to nurture our hope.

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    Playing and Praying With Creation (via Zoom)

    JULY 18: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this virtual retreat to deepen our commitment to care for creation.

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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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    Spiritual Care Kits

    Make someone's day by spreading a little love and inspiration! We packaged some of our favorite items from the Sophia Bookstore into Spiritual Care Kits that can be shipped to a friend, a loved one or to yourself. To order, please call 608-791-5295. Shipping and tax is included. KIT 1: San Damiano cross, ceramic heart, tea with quote [$10.50] KIT 2: Colored pencils, Mandala book, San Damiano cross, ceramic heart [$22.25] KIT 3: Palm cross, tea with quote, journal, essential oil patch, ceramic heart [$37.00]

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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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    Art as Prayer (via Zoom)

    JULY 13: This open watercolor studio offered through videoconferencing is a chance to play and learn new techniques without worrying about perfection or finished product.

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    A Sheltered Day of Solitude (via Zoom)

    JULY 8: 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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    Meditation for Emotional Health (via Zoom)

    JULY 9: Guided meditation is proven to reduce stress and promote relaxation. All are welcome to join this virtual gathering for a time of rejuvenation.

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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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    Racism, Faith and How White People Talk About Race: A Conversation With Keonte Turner (via Zoom)

    TUESDAYS STARTING JULY 14: All are welcome to explore issues of race and racism through this community dialogue series featuring local activists, speakers and artists. Our guest speaker for this first session is Keonte Turner, founder of RISE Youth Group, treasurer and representative on the School District of La Crosse Board of Education, and a member of B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge).

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    Creativity and Contemplation: A Virtual Writers Retreat (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 7-8: Julia Walsh, FSPA, leads this online retreat for creative writers, beginners through advanced. Connect with others who enjoy expressing themselves through the written word.

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    Book Discussion Group: Just Mercy (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 5: Join us from the comfort of your living room as we gather through videoconferencing to discuss "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson.

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    Golden Yoga (via Zoom)

    STARTS JULY 14: Amber Moesch offers three gentle, chair-based yoga classes through videoconferencing. Join us from the comfort and safety of your home!

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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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