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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.

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    Divorce Recovery

    STARTS SEPTEMBER 22: This group will meet in person (unless health recommendations dictate otherwise) for eight weeks to learn practices based in self-compassion to hep you heal from divorce, separation or the end of a long-term romantic relationship.

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    Cheering for the Good: Leading When It Matters (via Zoom)

    STARTS OCTOBER 1: Karen Lueck, FSPA, leads this four-week series to reflect on what makes a good leader, remind ourselves that we have much to offer, decide who we want to be as people and cheer for the good wherever we find it.

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    Daring Parents: Leading With Courage (via Zoom)

    STARTS OCTOBER 7: This four-week series based on the work of Brene Brown uses the Daring Leadership model for parents to build connections, encourage empathy and develop resilience.

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    Enneagram Styles Under Stress (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 24: Using the Enneagram, we’ll explore how to use self-understanding and self-compassion to manage our stress and to better understand how to support others with whom we’re in relationship.

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    Art as Prayer (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 19: This open watercolor studio led by Mary Thompson and offered through videoconferencing is a chance to play and learn new techniques without worrying about perfection or finished product.

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    Claiming Our Personal Power and Voice (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 3: Julia Walsh, FSPA, leads this exploration into how we can discover and develop our voice, and influence social change along the way.

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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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    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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    A Sheltered Day of Solitude (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 13: 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. Theme: Letting Go

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    Meditation for Emotional Health (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 1: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this free, virtual gathering to reduce stress and promote relaxation through guided meditation. Now on the first Thursday of the month!

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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace (via Zoom)

    JANUARY 16: We're excited to announce a new date and new format (but same amazing speakers!) for our second annual celebration of inspirational, resilient and spiritual women.

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    The Sound of Resilience (via Zoom)

    SEPTEMBER 26: Tom Roberts leads this Saturday morning exploration of spiritual resilience, with time for discussion and a Tibetan singing bowls experience.

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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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