Click here to read the September/October issue of our newsletter.

Current office hours for the Franciscan Spirituality Center are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone and email messages left after 3 p.m. will be answered the next business day. Thank you for your patience and continued support. Peace and all good! 

In response to concerns about COVID-19 and group gatherings, we're redesigning many of our programs and retreats into virtual experiences. You can receive updates about these offerings and other resources through our e-newsletter. Please click here to sign up. Our spiritual directors are also available to meet with you via phone or video chat; please call 608-791-5295 for more information.

  • podcastslideshow.jpg

    Podcast: What is Spirituality?

    FSC spiritual director Steve Spilde explores a variety of topics and shares the collective wisdom and stories of some of his spiritual mentors in this new series of recorded conversations.

    More Info
  • GritGraceslideshow.jpg

    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace (via Zoom)

    JANUARY 16: We're excited to announce a new date and new format (but same amazing speakers!) for our second annual celebration of inspirational, resilient and spiritual women.

    More Info
  • Art as Prayer slideshow.jpg

    Art as Prayer (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 19: This open watercolor studio led by Mary Thompson and offered through videoconferencing is a chance to play and learn new techniques without worrying about perfection or finished product.

    More Info
  • DaringPslideshow.jpg

    Daring Parents: Leading With Courage (via Zoom)

    STARTS OCTOBER 7: This four-week series based on the work of Brene Brown uses the Daring Leadership model for parents to build connections, encourage empathy and develop resilience.

    More Info
  • Hermitage slideshow.jpg

    Weekend hermitage stays

    NOW OPEN: To make sure we can provide a safe and sanitized experience, our three hermitages on St. Joseph's Ridge are available for weekend stays only (Friday afternoon through Monday morning.) Reservations are for single occupancy at $60 per night and may be made for up to three nights (a minimum of two nights is required).

    More Info
  • Bowlsslideshow.jpg

    The Sound of Resilience (via Zoom)

    SEPTEMBER 26: Tom Roberts leads this Saturday morning exploration of spiritual resilience, with time for discussion and a Tibetan singing bowls experience.

    More Info
  • Enneagram slideshow.jpg

    Enneagram Styles Under Stress (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 24: Using the Enneagram, we’ll explore how to use self-understanding and self-compassion to manage our stress and to better understand how to support others with whom we’re in relationship.

    More Info
  • PowerandVoiceslideshow.jpg

    Claiming Our Personal Power and Voice (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 3: Julia Walsh, FSPA, leads this exploration into how we can discover and develop our voice, and influence social change along the way.

    More Info
  • Meditation For Emotional Health slideshow.jpg

    Meditation for Emotional Health (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 1: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this free, virtual gathering to reduce stress and promote relaxation through guided meditation. Now on the first Thursday of the month!

    More Info
  • DA slideshow.jpg

    Depressed Anonymous

    EVERY MONDAY: This free 12-step support group for those dealing with depression meets via conference call. Please call Gayle at 608-406-7990 for more information on how to participate.

    More Info
  • Divorce slideshow.jpg

    Divorce Recovery

    STARTS SEPTEMBER 22: This group will meet in person (unless health recommendations dictate otherwise) for eight weeks to learn practices based in self-compassion to hep you heal from divorce, separation or the end of a long-term romantic relationship.

    More Info
  • Franciscan Day of Solitude.jpg

    A Sheltered Day of Solitude (via Zoom)

    OCTOBER 13: This at-home, guided experience gives you the gift of connecting to the Sacred, to creation and to others who are spending an intentional day of solitary reflection. Theme: Letting Go

    More Info
  • S.Karen slideshow.jpg

    Cheering for the Good: Leading When It Matters (via Zoom)

    STARTS OCTOBER 1: Karen Lueck, FSPA, leads this four-week series to reflect on what makes a good leader, remind ourselves that we have much to offer, decide who we want to be as people and cheer for the good wherever we find it.

    More Info

Franciscan Spirituality Center Program & Retreat Calendar

  • Check out the Franciscan Spirituality Center Blog
  • Like the Franciscan Spirituality Center on Facebook
  • Follow the Franciscan Spirituality Center on Pinterest
  • Follow the Franciscan Spirituality Center on Twitter
  • Watch the Franciscan Spirituality Center videos on YouTube
Have you ever considered our Spiritual Direction Preparation Program?

Click below to learn more: