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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 chi 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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    The Sound of Bowls

    MARCH 10: Tom Roberts leads this deeply relaxing sound meditation with Tibetan singing bowls. Free to attend, but donations are appreciated. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED!

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    Art as Prayer

    MARCH 16: No experience is necessary to play with watercolors and practice listening to your heart as you paint, with instructor Mary Thompson.

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    FSC Book Group: The Latehomecomer

    MARCH 12: Join us for lively discussion and refreshments during this FSC staff-led, monthly book group. The March selection is "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir" by Kao Kalia Yang, and the discussion will be facilitated by Jean Pagliaro.

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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace

    MAY 2: Please join us for this special conference to celebrate all women who have faced obstacles and ordeals yet persevered, kept the faith and emerged more resilient.

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    Exploring Supervision: A Workshop for Spiritual Director Supervisors

    MAY 11-15: Train with the best! SDI founder Lucy Abbott Tucker leads this five-day, continuing-education workshop featuring presentation and practice.

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    Death Cafe

    MARCH 5: Please join us for a meaningful and open discussion about death and dying. Nursing students from Viterbo University will facilitate this group-directed discussion with no agenda or pre-determined objectives.

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    Lenten Prayer With Singing Bowls

    MARCH 14: Join the FSC, Viterbo University Campus Ministry and Tom Roberts for an evening of Taize-style prayer paired with the beautiful sounds of Tibetan singing bowls, choirs and hymns at San Damiano Chapel.

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    Lenten Zentangle Series

    STARTS MARCH 3: Learn this meditative drawing method and spiritual practice while reflecting on gratitude, acceptance, blessing and generosity during this four-week series presented by Christine Isham.

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    Introduction to the Enneagram

    FEBRUARY 13-MARCH 19: Learn about your core personality style, how to grow beyond your default way of doing things and how to better understand people with other styles during this six-week series.

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    Art Dash 2020

    MARCH 26: Tickets are on sale for this FUNdraiser that celebrates beauty, creativity and local talent. Get yours today! Tickets are limited and won't be sold at the door.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    MARCH 12: This monthly group is open to anyone who is experiencing anxiety or depression, and offers meditation as a coping skill.

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    At the Center newsletter - March/April 2020

    IN THIS ISSUE: Art Dash, Lenten Prayer With Singing Bowls, Eco Cafe, Serenity Retreat, Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross, Navigating Together: A Grief Retreat and more!

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    Healing the Healer: A Retreat for Health-Care Workers

    FEBRUARY 22: Calling all helping professionals who feel stressed and fatigued. Join us for a day of renewal and support!

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    Wisdom of the Mystics: A Lenten Retreat

    MARCH 8-14: Marcia Bentley leads this week-long retreat to consider what we can learn from the mystics during this season of spiritual renewal.

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Save the date! Our fourth annual Art Dash will be Thursday, March 26, 2020. Click here for more information.

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