Franciscan Spirituality Center in the News

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

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