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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 chi 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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    FSC Book Group: From Scratch

    DECEMBER 12: Join us for lively conversation and delicious snacks as we discuss "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home" by Tembe Locke.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    DECEMBER 10: Tom Roberts leads this deeply relaxing sound meditation with Tibetan singing bowls. Free to attend, but donations are appreciated. New this year: Registration is requested.

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    A Sacred Call: Discerning Your Soul's Geography in 2020

    JANUARY 17-18: Join us for this NEW weekend retreat designed to enhance your ability to listen to your intuition.

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    Sip and Paint: Journey of the Wise Men

    DECEMBER 13: Laurie Swan will guide you step-by-step in the creation of your very own canvas painting depicting the Wise Men. Makes a great Christmas gift!

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    Art as Prayer

    DECEMBER 16: This open studio is a chance to listen to your heart and play with watercolors. No experience necessary. Instructor Mary Thompson will introduce you to new techniques and help you express your creative side.

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    Zentangle Retreat

    DECEMBER 7: Learn the basic skills of this meditative art and spiritual practice, no matter what your level of artistic ability.

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    Entering the New Year Through Prayer and Yoga

    JANUARY 4: Set your intentions for the new year through mind and body. Enjoy a morning of various Christian prayers, yoga poses and guided meditation.

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    Women's Christmas

    JANUARY 9: This Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women fills up early every year. Don't miss out! Enjoy a simple meal, the company of other women, gifts and a reflection on the coming year as pilgrimage.

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    At the Center newsletter - January/February 2020

    IN THIS ISSUE: Women's Christmas, Tea and Tranquility, Letting Go of Anger, Discerning Your Soul's Geography, Healing the Healer, new qigong classes and more!

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    DECEMBER 17: Looking for a day to unplug and just BE? Spend a day of solitude at the FSC.

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    Silent Night: An Advent Singing Bowls Experience

    DECEMBER 7: We've teamed up with Tom Roberts and Viterbo Campus Ministry for this special event featuring Tibetan singing bowls, Taize-style prayer, choirs and hymns. FREE to attend, but registration is requested.

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    Women's Yoga Retreat

    JANUARY 24-26: Heather Henry returns to lead this weekend of gentle yoga and Ayurvedic practices.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    DECEMBER 12: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this FREE monthly meditation group for anyone experiencing depression or anxiety and in need of coping skills.

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    Tea and Tranquility

    JANUARY 11: Treat yourself to a spa-like afternoon of tea, treats and relaxation techniques. Proceeds benefit our retreat for survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual trauma.

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Save the date! Our fourth annual Art Dash will be Thursday, March 26, 2020. Click here for more information.

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