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In response to concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) 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). The hermitages are temporarily closed as well. If you need an immediate refund for a canceled or postponed program, please call the FSC at 608-791-5295. Otherwise, we will be in touch with you about options once we reopen. Thanks for your patience and continued support; we're all in this together. Peace & all good.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health (via Zoom)

    JUNE 11: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, will offer guided meditation practices as a coping skill for anyone experiencing depression and/or anxiety. Participation is free, but you'll need to register so we can send you the link to join the virtual gathering via Zoom.

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    Prayer and Yoga (via Zoom)

    JUNE 2: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, and Bernice Olson-Pollack will help you integrate prayer and body movement into your practice during this videoconferencing session.

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    Let's Get Real: Spirituality and Mindfulness in Times of Crisis

    STARTS JUNE 2: This four-week, interactive series led by Mike Hesch is offered through videoconferencing. Join us as we dig into the reality of what we are experiencing and get "real" about how we can cope with the unknown.

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    Spiritual Direction Preparation Program

    The world needs compassionate, nonjudgmental, deep listeners more than ever. Ready to transform your life? We are accepting applications to our innovative, three-year training program.

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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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    Grief Support Circle (via Zoom)

    STARTS JUNE 9: This four-week series offered through videoconferencing provides a welcoming space to express your grief and consider new paths for healing.

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    A Sheltered Day of Solitude

    JUNE 9: Spend an intentional day of solitary reflection (with optional spiritual direction) in community with others from the comfort and safety of your home.

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    Developing Our Inner Witness With the Enneagram (via Zoom)

    STARTS JUNE 3: This four-week series offered through videoconferencing is designed to help us recognize the behavior patterns that keep playing out in our lives. A basic knowledge of the Enneagram is needed 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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    Collage-Making Retreat Day (via Zoom)

    JUNE 6: Mary Thompson leads this day of creative, nature-inspired collage-making through videoconferencing. No experience necessary. We also offer curbside pickup for supplies if you need them.

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    Living With Empathy (via Zoom)

    JUNE 4: Join us for this virtual gathering based on the research of Brene Brown.

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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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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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