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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    Women's Christmas: An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women

    JANUARY 3: Join us for a day of rest and celebration during this fourth annual event rooted in delightful Irish tradition. Meal and gifts included! Don't delay; every year, this event fills quickly.

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    I Have Called You By Name

    DECEMBER 1: Certified spiritual director Angela Scaperlanda Bujan leads this morning to explore inner growth, self-awareness and the invitation to grow closer to God.

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    Growing in the Midst of Grief

    DECEMBER 8: Please join us for a day to explore what growth might look for you while in the midst of grief.

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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2018

    ANNUAL COMMUNITY REPORT IN THIS ISSUE! Plus, Word and Community Writers Retreat, Advent Singing Bowls, Creating a Family Blessing Board, My Neighbor, Myself (based on Parker J. Palmer's work), Healing Through Creative Grieving, Advent Weekend of Solitude and more!

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    NOVEMBER 20: 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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    The Sound of Bowls

    NOVEMBER 13: Tom Roberts leads this sound meditation for deep relaxation and healing. Open to all; freewill donations appreciated.

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    Advent Weekend of Solitude

    DECEMBER 7-9: Connect to the Sacred and to yourself through solitude and silence. Make the time: You are worth it!

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    Art as Prayer

    NOVEMBER 19: 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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    Healing Through Creative Grieving

    NOVEMBER 17: Creating Art to Inspire, Honor and Remember a Loved One. No artistic experience is necessary to spend this day of remembrance exploring your loss and pain with two chaplains, who will guide you in creating a beautiful mosaic that honors your loved one.

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    A Brush With Silence: Bringing Brush Meditation Alive

    NOVEMBER 21: This open group led by Tom Roberts is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual journey through the use of brushes, ink and paper.

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    Silent Night: An Advent Singing Bowls Experience

    DECEMBER 1: Join Tom Roberts, Viterbo University Campus Ministry and FSC staff for this ecumenical and free event that includes Taize-style prayer, Tibetan singing bowls and choir music. Registration in required!

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    NOVEMBER 15: 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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    Word and Community: A Writers Retreat

    NOVEMBER 16-18: Whether you need to make progress on a project or are looking to start putting words on the page, you are invited to this weekend retreat to write in a supportive and creative community, away from daily distractions. Led by Sister Julia Walsh.

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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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