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!

VIDEO: Meet our spiritual directors.

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    Zentangle Retreat

    DECEMBER 7: Learn the basic skills of this meditative art and spiritual practice, no matter what your level of artistic ability.

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    Sip and Paint: Journey of the Wise Men

    DECEMBER 13: Laurie Swan will guide you step-by-step in the creation of your very own canvas painting depicting the Wise Men. Makes a great Christmas gift!

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    DECEMBER 17: Looking for a day to unplug and just BE? Spend a day of solitude at the FSC.

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    Coping With Grief During the Holidays: A Grief Support Circle

    SIX-WEEK SERIES STARTING DECEMBER 1: This group is for anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one and welcomes extra support.

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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: Girls Connect, Living With Joy weekend for spiritual directors, Exploring Spiritual Archetypes Through Mask-Making, Serenity Retreat, Coping With Grief During the Holidays and much more! Plus, our annual Community Report is in this issue.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    DECEMBER 12: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this FREE monthly meditation group for anyone experiencing depression or anxiety and in need of coping skills.

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    Silent Night: An Advent Singing Bowls Experience

    DECEMBER 7: We've teamed up with Tom Roberts and Viterbo Campus Ministry for this special event featuring Tibetan singing bowls, Taize-style prayer, choirs and hymns. FREE to attend, but registration is requested.

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    Art as Prayer

    DECEMBER 16: This open studio is a chance to listen to your heart and play with watercolors. No experience necessary. Instructor Mary Thompson will introduce you to new techniques and help you express your creative side.

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    FSC Book Group: From Scratch

    DECEMBER 12: Join us for lively conversation and delicious snacks as we discuss "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home" by Tembe Locke.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    DECEMBER 10: Tom Roberts leads this deeply relaxing sound meditation with Tibetan singing bowls. Free to attend, but donations are appreciated. New this year: Registration is requested.

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    Claiming Your Power: Finding Yourself in the Fog of Trauma

    NOVEMBER 22-23: This weekend retreat for survivors will explore how to find your true self, meaning, purpose and power. Presenter Dr. Joan Filla will share her story of recovery from childhood sexual abuse and how she found her power when feeling powerless. The weekend will include meditation, Tibetan singing bowls and time for self-reflection and sharing.

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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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