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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 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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    Divorce Recovery

    FEBRUARY 20-APRIL 10: This groups meets on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks and offers support and a path for healing from divorce, separation or the end a long-term relationship.

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    Art as Prayer

    JANUARY 21: 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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    The Sound of Bowls

    FEBRUARY 12: Tom Roberts leads this sound meditation for deep relaxation and healing. Open to all; freewill donations appreciated.

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    FEBRUARY 12 : 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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    At the Center newsletter - January/February 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: Winter Tea Garden: Lessons From Narnia, Living Calm in the Chaos family mindfulness series, Meditation and Mandalas, new yoga and tai chi classes, Art Dash information and much more!

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    FEBRUARY 7: 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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    Meditation and Mandalas

    FEBRUARY 16: Join us for a relaxing morning of guided meditations, reflections and opportunities to play with art materials.

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    The Face of the Mercy of God

    FEBRUARY 22-23: Sister Dianne Bergant leads this weekend retreat to examine biblical passages that describe the mercy of God, the mercy of Jesus and our own responsibility to be merciful.

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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace

    MARCH 16: Author, physician's assistant and inspirational speaker Sarah Thebarge will be the keynote speaker at our special event celebrating resilient women who have kept the faith amid challenges. Additional speakers are Tara Shilts of Onalaska; Elizabeth Lewis of Mequon, Wisconsin; and Melina Garcia of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

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    Cultivating a Resilient Mindset

    FEBRUARY 2: Mike Hesch of Mayo Clinic Health System leads this morning workshop explore practical and simple ways of increasing resilience, motivation and focus.

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    A Time to Forgive

    FEBRUARY 9: Marci Madary leads this daylong retreat to explore the spirituality and process of forgiveness.

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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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