Spiritual Living Programs

The Franciscan Spirituality Center welcomes people from all walks of life and spiritual paths to come together to learn more about themselves, God and how to practice spiritual principles to foster spiritual wholeness and meaning in their lives. We hope you will find a place here to find your peace and joy!

All of the Spiritual Living programs at the Franciscan Spirituality Center are open to everyone at any time and don't require registration; simply stop by the front desk to check in with the receptionist.

These programs are ideal for people who are searching for community fellowship and support. Freewill offerings are appreciated.

Conversations that Matter is a men’s group that provides the opportunity to dialogue with other men on issues that matter in their lives. The Wednesday group meets the first and third Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., and the Tuesday group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. To see whether the group meets your needs, call Vince at 608-386-7551. Freewill offerings are appreciated. Suggested offering: $5. (September-May)
Depressed Anonymous is a 12-step group for those dealing with depression to generate positive energies, form friendships and find support. Meetings are Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call Vince at 608-386-7551. (Year-round)
Dream Group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 9:30-11 a.m. to explore dreams in a group setting of attentive and compassionate listeners. Members listen to each other's dreams and then offer their knowledge and insights for the dreamer's consideration. Facilitated by Katherine Krage. (Year-round)

Meditation for Emotional Health meets bi-weekly (6-7 p.m. September 6, 20; October 4, 18)  to offer meditation as a coping skill for those experiencing anxiety or depression.  Practicing coping skills such as meditation can change the way we interact with the world and with ourselves.  Each evening will include a brief discussion time followed by a meditative practice.  Facilitated by Laura Mausolf.

Saturday Morning Men's Group enjoys coffee and muffins while discussing a current book related to spirituality. Meets on the third Saturday of the month from 9-11 a.m. Call Vince at 608-386-7551 for information about the book. Suggested offering: $7. (Year-round)
The Sound of Bowls meets the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (an exception is October 3), and is led by Tom Roberts. Traditional historic Tibetan singing bowls produce sounds that invoke deep states of relaxation, naturally assisting one in entering expanded states of consciousness and meditation. The sound of the bowls creates a deep level of communication with our inner world that opens us to the Divine. Enjoy an evening of captivating renewal in the presence of ageless bell sounds. You are invited to wear comfortable clothes, as you will be able to sit or lie on the floor as is comfortable. This group is facilitated by Tom Roberts. (September-May)