Franciscan Spirituality Center in the News

Onalaska-Holmen Courier 07/29/22 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers grief support
La Crosse Tribune 02/01/20 Explore the benefits of silence at FSC
La Crosse Tribune 8/8/19 Stress is focus of Franciscan Spirituality Center retreat

Rochester Post-Bulletin 7/15/19 Faith Focus: Tibetan Singing Bowls in La Crosse

VacationIdea - Dream Vacation Magazine 7/8/19 
25 Best Mindfulness Retreats in the United States
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram 4/13/19 Religion Notes: Surviving Trauma Events 
St. Mary's Press Research 4/9/19 Spiritual Director: ‘We Are All Seekers’

WKBT 3/28/19 People make a 'mad dash' for favorite art pieces

La Crosse Tribune 3/28/19 Local physician to offer two events at FSC for survivors of trauma

La Crosse Tribune 3/13/19 Art Dash 2019 supports artists, Franciscan Spirituality Center mission

WKBT 3/11/19 Join the dash for some local La Crosse artwork with the annual Art Dash fundraiser

La Crosse Tribune 3/9/19 FSC conference to feature women who overcome challenges with grit, grace

Vernon County Broadcaster 3/7/19 Art Dash 2019 includes La Farge, Cashton artists

La Crosse Tribune 2/21/19 FSC's Enneagram retreat explores relationships, personality styles

La Crosse Tribune 2/7/19 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers grief support

WXOW 1/19/19 Winter Tea is through the wardrobe at Franciscan Spirituality Center

La Crosse Tribune 1/18/19 Franciscan Spirituality Center presents weekend retreat on the mercy of God

La Crosse Tribune 1/4/19 FSC plans programs on resiliency, forgiveness

La Crosse Tribune 12/22/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers 'Wisdom of Years' series

La Crosse Tribune 12/21/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center program uses Japanese art to practice compassion

La Crosse Tribune 12/18/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers new mindfulness series for families

La Crosse Tribune 11/9/18 FSC offers opportunities for silence to fit any schedule

La Crosse Tribune 10/26/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers new grief support programs 

La Crosse Tribune 10/15/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offering writers retreat

La Crosse Tribune 10/12/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center to host free election listening session

La Crosse Tribune 10/05/18 Doctor to share story of recovery from childhood sex abuse

La Crosse Tribune 09/16/18 FSC plans retreat outing to Kinstone megalithic garden

La Crosse Tribune 09/08/18 FSC series focuses on author Brené Brown’s 'Rising Strong'

WEAU 13 News 08/23/18 FSPA announces plans for major renovation of St. Rose Complex

La Crosse Tribune 08/22/18 Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration plan $22 million renovation in La Crosse

La Crosse Tribune 08/15/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offering Grief Circles and Divorce Recovery sessions

La Crosse Tribune 08/11/18 Learn to paint a Byzantine-style icon at the Franciscan Spirituality Center

La Crosse Tribune 08/06/18 Stanford student to host Death Cafes in La Crosse, Viroqua

La Crosse Tribune 07/31/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center hosting Death Cafe

La Crosse Tribune 07/23/18 FSC retreat leader to help tap 'thin places' to 'hear angels wings'

La Crosse Tribune 06/02/18 FSC offers 'Retreat With the Mystics' 

La Crosse Tribune 05/14/18 Holmen mom Laura Mausolf shares strategies for dealing with postpartum depression in new book

La Crosse Tribune 05/12/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center holding spiritual journey retreat

The Courier Life News 05/04/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers 'backyard labyrinth pilgrimage'

La Crosse Tribune 04/24/18 Death Cafe hopes to normalize conversations surrounding death

La Crosse Tribune 04/21/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers silenet retreat opportunities

La Crosse Tribune 04/07/18 FSC speaker to tout spirituality poverty for joy from within 

La Crosse Tribune 04/06/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center to host "Death Cafe' on April 23

WXOW 03/30/18 Community members walk for Good Friday

La Crosse Tribune 03/19/18 Stations of the Cross event is Good Friday in La Crosse

La Crosse Tribune 03/19/18 Steve Spilde: Here's how to get help with your spiritual journey

La Crosse Tribune 03/15/18 April programs explore spirituality, creativity

La Crosse Tribune 02/23/18  Local woman shares story of mental illness as a spiritual path

La Crosse Tribune 02/21/18 Art Dash 2018 supports artists, FSC mission in a creative way

La Crosse Tribune 02/10/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers retreat for people in recovery

La Crosse Tribune 01/27/18 Workshop offers date-night ideas for couples

WXOW 01/09/18 FSC teaching art of meditation through use of Tibetan Singing Bowls.

La Crosse Tribune 01/06/18 Franciscan Spirituality Center to offer listening retreat

Rochester Post-Bulletin 12/02/17 Women's Epiphany retreat set for Jan. 4

La Crosse Tribune 12/01/17 Advent Labyrinth Walk set at Spirituality Center

La Crosse Tribune 11/24/17 Spirituality Center to celebrate Women's Christmas

La Crosse Tribune 11/10/17 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers 'Surviving the Holidays' workshop

WXOW Daybreak 10/31/17 Series seeks to cross religious divides with Islam

La Crosse Tribune 10/21/17 Franciscan Spirituality Center plans icon retreat

WKBT 10/19/17 'My Neighbor is a Muslim' series aims to increase understanding of religion

La Crosse Tribune 10/13/17 Spirituality Center plans soulfulness retreat

La Crosse Tribune 09/29/17 Spirituality Center to host contemplative walk

La Crosse Tribune 09/15/17 Spirituality center to offer series about lifestyle changes

La Crosse Tribune 09/01/17 Drum maker to lead workshop at Spirituality Center

Coulee News 08/27/17 West Salem artist seeks to fuse art with yoga during two day retreat

La Crosse Tribune 08/21/17 Author who asks what Jesus might do in White House to speak at FSC

La Crosse Tribune 08/18/17 Spirituality center to offer recovery retreat

Vernon County Broadcaster 07/26/17 Viroqua woman to lead writing retreat at FSC

La Crosse Tribune 07/21/17 Theresa Washburn to lead writing retreat at FSC

La Crosse Tribune 06/30/17 Center offers session about spiritual direction

La Crosse Tribune 06/22/17 Mike Tighe: Common ground for golf, spirituality: Keep head down

La Crosse Tribune 06/16/17 Spirituality Center offers nature workshop

La Crosse Tribune 06/15/17 Mike Tighe: Spiritually speaking, God created golf to be hellacious

La Crosse Tribune 06/12/17 Spirituality Center is offer nine-month program

WXOW 06/06/17 Adult summer camps at Franciscan Spirituality Center

Rochester Post-Bulletin 05/20/17 FSC offers summer camp for adults

La Crosse Tribune 05/19/17 Spirituality center offers summer camp for adults

La Crosse Tribune 05/15/17 Spirituality center tees up for golf retreat

WXOW 04/14/17 Community comes together on Good Friday to reflect on injustice

WKBT 04/14/17 Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross Walk

La Crosse Tribune 04/14/17 Annual Good Friday pilgrimage through La Crosse focuses on social justice

La Crosse Tribune 04/10/17 Spirituality Center program looks for balance in hectic world

La Crosse Tribune 04/08/17 Vince Hatt: How are we supposed to feel on Good Friday?

Houston County News 04/05/17 Spirituality center marks Good Friday with walk

La Crosse Tribune 03/22/17 Deadline today for 'Resistance/Surrender' retreat

Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life 03/16/17 Holmen author brings wisdom from journey

Coulee News 03/09/17 Leadership retreat features 'Real Colors'

WXOW Daybreak 02/28/17 Soup and Cinema event highlights mental health

La Crosse Tribune 02/24/17 Spirituality Center offers Lenten programs

Vernon County Broadcaster 02/22/17 Vernon County artists to participate in Art Dash

La Crosse Tribune 02/17/17 Spirituality Center offers iconography retreats

La Crosse Tribune 02/11/17 Spirituality center welcomes artist-pastor

La Crosse Tribune 02/04/17 Art Dash brings local artists together to support FSC's mission

La Crosse Tribune 01/25/17 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers bilingual prayer service

La Crosse Tribune 01/19/17 Fear of vulnerability subject of FSC retreat

La Crosse Tribune 01/06/17 FSPA president, FSC spiritual director team up for retreat

La Crosse Tribune 12/23/16 Franciscan Spirituality Center offers programs for self-care

La Crosse Tribune 12/20/16 Author to talk about her way of viewing mental illness

La Crosse Tribune 12/16/16 Spirituality Center to celebrate Women's Christmas

RVNG Weekly Newspapers 12/09/16 Franciscan Spirituality Center celebrates Women's Christmas

La Crosse Tribune 12/04/16 FSC offers 'sweet opportunity' for corporate leaders

La Crosse Tribune 12/04/16 Advent programs set at the Franciscan Spirituality Center

WXOW 11/23/16 Addressing Thanksgiving dinner conversations

La Crosse Tribune 11/15/16 Post-election listening session set at Franciscan Spirituality Center

La Crosse Tribune 11/4/16 Spirituality Center program to curb holiday stress

La Crosse Tribune 9/8/16 FSC movie, meal key on mental health initiative

La Crosse Tribune 9/8/16 Come dream at the Franciscan Spirituality Center

La Crosse Tribune 8/28/16 Helping hands aims to help heal grief of infant losses

La Crosse Tribune 8/12/16 Spirituality center offers divorce support

La Crosse Tribune 8/5/16 FSC offers indoor labyrinth walk for peace

La Crosse Tribune 7/31/16 The Soul's Story combines writing, spirituality

La Crosse Tribune 7/30/16 Spirituality center plans mindfulness retreat

La Crosse Tribune 7/22/16 Yearlong FSC program begins this fall

La Crosse Tribune 7/21/16 Art nature journaling offered at spirituality center

La Crosse Tribune 7/15/16 Spirituality Center leads "Journey Toward Wholeness'

WXOW 7/11/16 Spirituality Center provides outlet of hope

Vernon County Broadcaster 6/22/16 Washburn to lead writing retreat

La Crosse Tribune 6/17/16 Enneagram expert to lead workshop at Franciscan Spirituality Center

La Crosse Tribune 6/2/16 Paint a Byzantine-style icon at spirituality center

La Crosse Tribune 5/7/16 FSC workshop aims to curb anger, addiction

La Crosse Tribune 4/23/16 FSC tees up Father's Day retreat mixing spirituality, golf

Jackson County Chronicle 4/18/16 FSC tees up for men's golf retreat

La Crosse Tribune 4/16/16 FSC speaker to reveal 'Art of Listening'

Houston County News 4/7/16 FSC sponsors talk on 'Sacred Art of Listening'

La Crosse Tribune 3/26/16 FSC to offer brush meditation retreat

WXOW 3/25/16 Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross walk

La Crosse Tribune 3/25/2016 FSC station participants follow Jesus' steps to social justice

SEVEN magazine, March 2016 Improve relationships with the Enneagram

La Crosse Tribune/Houston County News 3/18/2016 FSC retreat explores personality styles

La Crosse Tribune 3/4/2016 Justice and Peace Stations set for Good Friday

La Crosse Tribune 3/3/2016 FSC offers staff development opportunity

La Crosse Tribune 2/16/2016 La Crosse event to feature things mama said or did

La Crosse Tribune 2/15/2016 FSC offers serenity retreat for those in recovery

La Crosse Tribune 2/3/2016 Celebrate marriage at the FSC

WXOW 2/2/2016  Franciscan Spirituality Center to host celebration of married life

La Crosse Tribune 1/23/2016 FSC offers programs for Lent

La Crosse Tribune 1/16/2016 Jesuit priest to highlight Pope Francis' reforms at FSC

La Crosse Tribune 12/23/2015 Opportunities for meditation, mindfulness offered

La Crosse Tribune 12/15/2015 Join the wise women at spirituality center

Coulee Region Women Magazine December/January 2016 Different Journeys, Common Ground

La Crosse Tribune 11/11/2015 FSC offers Advent programs

Houston County News 11/3/2015 La Crescent woman to present at FSC

La Crosse Tribune 10/12/2015 Retreat of Hope for those affected by addiction

La Crosse Tribune 10/5/2015 Drum maker Wayne Manthey returns to the FSC

La Crosse Tribune 9/25/2015 La Crosse audience revels in pope's ability to challenge without scolding

WXOW 9/24/2015 Local Catholics watch as Pope addresses Congress

WKBT 9/24/2015 Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, Spirituality Center host Pope viewing party

La Crosse Tribune 9/22/2015 Enneagram focus of weekend retreat

La Crosse Tribune 9/16/2015 FSPA, FSC host Pope2Congress Watch Party

La Crosse Tribune 9/5/2015 Prayerful decision-making practices program set

La Crosse Tribune 9/3/2015 Divorce Recovery group meets Sept. 17

La Crosse Tribune 8/23/2015 FSC offers journaling, watercolor programs

La Crosse Tribune 8/15/2015 FSC offers support for survivors of sexual abuse

Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life 7/30/2015 Class offers path to less stress through mindfulness

Houston County News 7/30/2015 Reducing stress through mindfulness

La Crosse Tribune 7/28/2015 Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities

La Crosse Tribune 7/04/2015 Journey Toward Wholeness

La Crosse Tribune 6/13/2015 Writers retreat offered in July

Houston County News 4/23/2015 Learning to listen (SDPP profile)

The Catholic Times 4/16/2015 Sister Thea Bowman honored by her Franciscan sisters and friends 

La Crosse Tribune 4/04/2015 Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross photo 

WXOW 4/03/2015 Franciscan Spirituality Center hosts annual prayer walk

WKBT 4/03/2015 Stations of the Cross walk held in La Crosse on Good Friday 

La Crosse Tribune 4/01/2015 Social Justice Stations link present-day problems to Jesus' suffering

La Crosse Tribune 3/24/2015 Spirituality is attainable in all walks of life

WXOW 3/17/2015 Sister Thea: Her Life and Legacy

La Crosse Tribune 2/28/2015 FSC plans art journaling retreat

La Crosse Tribune 2/28/2015 FSPAs to memorialize their 'shooting star,' Sister Thea Bowman

WXOW 2/14/2015 Couples spend Valentine's Day at Celebration of Marriage retreat

La Crosse Tribune 2/14/2015  FSC to host Enneagram retreat

La Crosse Tribune 1/28/2015  FSC offers Serenity Retreat for those in recovery

La Crosse Tribune 1/17/2015  FSC Valentine's program celebrates marriage

La Crosse Tribune 12/22/2014  FSC marks 30 years of helping people in spiritual quests

Onalaska Holmen Courier Life 11/19/2014  Mindfulness key to beating holiday stress

La Crosse Tribune 11/12/2014  Advent reflection planned at FSC

La Crosse Tribune 10/29/2014  FSC offers 'gratitude bracelet program

La Crosse Tribune 9/28/2014  Retreat features Real Colors workshop

La Crosse Tribune 9/26/2014  FSC connects caregivers for support, resources

La Crosse Tribune 9/2/2014  FSC offers new women's group for survivors of sexual abuse

La Crosse Tribune 8/23/2014   Pilgrimage of Prayer explores four developments in Christian spirituality

La Crosse Tribune 8/16/2014     Psalms focus of three-day workshop

La Crosse Tribune 8/13/2014     FSC launches divorce recovery group

La Crosse Tribune 6/18/2014     FSC to start Caregivers Support Group


Opening Doors to the Unexpected on May 2-3, 2014 at English Lutheran Church featuring keynote speaker, Paula D'Arcy.

La Crosse Tribune

Local business consultant Kristy Walz will offer a weekend workshop at the Franciscan Spirituality Center to help people discover their authentic self.
Local consultant will offer roadmap to lead during FSC retreat

La Crosse Tribune
The Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse will host an art program for returning veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions.
Spirituality Center to host sessions for veterans

La Crosse Tribune
The Rev. David Vasquez, a campus pastor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, will blend stories of immigrants today with ancient biblical stories during a program ...
Luther campus pastor to present biblical perspective on immigrants

La Crosse Tribune
New this summer, the Franciscan Spirituality Center will offer a four-day spiritual hiking retreat that blends the teachings of St. Francis with daily hikes throughout the Coulee Region, a.k.a. God's country....
FSC offers spiritual hiking retreat in June

La Crosse Tribune
Eleven years ago, Joan Weisenbeck, FSPA, started a legacy of icon writing (painting) that continues to draw people of all faith traditions from across the nation each summer to the Franciscan Spirituality Center.
FSC offers two icon retreats

La Crosse Tribune
The Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse will feature speakers outlining their approaches to peace during its Intentional Living: A Pathway to Peace conference May 3-4.
FSC to host peace conference May 3-4

La Crosse Tribune
The Rev. Andre Cirino, a renowned Franciscan author and teacher, will deliver an address titled Blessed Pope Johns XXIII's Perspective on Power and Authority to "Rebuild My Church" at ...
Pope John XXIII award winner to speak at Viterbo

La Crosse Tribune
A frustrating weekend in Sin City morphed into a 'God moment' that delivered chicken soup to Steve Spilde's soul.
Dad shares a story of raising a daughter 'on the spectrum'

La Crosse Tribune
FSPA Affiliate Marilyn Pedretti will share her need to discern Gospel living serving the poor and homeless. Mike Desmond will reflect on the ...
FSC Conference looks to inspire peace, justice

La Crosse Tribune
If you want to check out some of Diane Von Arx's most popular lettering, check out General Mills' Count Chocula cereal. Yup, she did the lettering. 
Calligrapher turns her talent to the sacred
By Madeline Sky, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email LA CROSSE, ... Associate Director of the Franciscan Spirituality Center where the bible is on display.
Rare Bible on Display in La Crosse for the First Time

La Crosse Tribune
Expert presenters Susan Sink and Diane Von Arx will share their knowledge, experience and appreciation of The Saint John's Bible in conjunction with the April 2-26 exhibit of the handwritten and illuminated Bible at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St. Saint John's Bible experts to speak at FSC

La Crosse Tribune
Dinner came with a lesson in world hunger Wednesday at a fundraising event at Viterbo University. 

Feast or famine: Fundraiser serves up slop for lesson in poverty
Banquet draws attention to world hunger

La Crosse Tribune
The Franciscan Spirituality Center will lead the public in a meditative walk to 10 different local stations for prayer, singing and drumming to raise awareness of the injustices of the world. 
Spirituality center leads social justice walk on Good Friday

La Crosse Tribune

The Franciscan Spirituality Center's 29th Annual Conference presents: Opening Doors to the Unexpected  with Keynote Speaker: Paula D'Arcy, May 2-3, 2014.  Speaker uses own grief to help heal

Franciscan Spirituality Center in the News in 2012

La Crosse Tribune
December 14, 2012
Sister Joan leaves imprint on Franciscan Center as retirement nears

National Catholic Reporter
December 7-20, 2012

A companion on the journey of faith

La Crosse Tribune 7/22/16 Yearlong FSC program begins this fall