ART DASH tickets go on sale January 2! Click here to see some of the art you can dash for at this unique FUNdraising event. 

CONNECTION, COMMUNITY, COMPASSIONATE LISTENING: 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 are dedicated to supporting anyone in their search for God, meaning and wholeness. People of all faith backgrounds and traditions are welcome!

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    DECEMBER 20: Practice meditation as a coping skill for anxiety and depression during this new group, open to men and women, and facilitated by Laura Mausolf.

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    Japanese Bowls: Embracing Our Imperfections With Grace and Courage

    JANUARY 4-5: Explore the Japanese art of Kintsugi in which broken pottery is transformed into something new and valuable, and how it is a symbol of the spiritual life.

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    Living Calm in the Chaos

    A FAMILY SERIES DEVELOPING MINDFULNESS AND PRESENCE: This new nine-week series starting January 7 for youths ages 7-12 and their families will learn experiential practices based in mindfulness. Child care available for younger siblings!

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    JANUARY 16: Wouldn't you love to have a day to just BE? No cellphones, no appointments, no noise ... solitude offers us a place to listen to and rest in God. Join us for a mini-retreat to unplug.

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    Making Friends With Yourself: A Buddhist Perspective by Pema Chödrön

    JANUARY 12-FEBRUARY 16: Sharon Lukert and Ann Tyndall lead this six-week retreat that includes instructed meditation, video teachings, reflection and group discussion.

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    A Time to Forgive

    FEBRUARY 9: Marci Madary leads this daylong retreat to explore the spirituality and process of forgiveness.

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    Art as Prayer

    DECEMBER 17: Mary Thompson leads this open watercolor studio. All are welcome to come play with color and listen to your heart as you paint.

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    Quieting: A New Year, New Moon Yoga Experience for Women

    JANUARY 4-6: The fabulous Heather Henry is back with a new yoga retreat for women. Working with nature’s rhythms, we will use gentle yoga and Ayurvedic practices to fortify Shakti (sacred feminine energy) and weave our intentions into the exquisite experience of our lives.

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    A Brush With Silence: Bringing Brush Meditation Alive

    DECEMBER 19: Last session in this series! Tom Roberts leads this opportunity to deepen your spiritual journey through the use of brushes, ink and paper.

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    Winter Tea Garden: Lessons From Narnia

    JANUARY 19: This fourth annual tea party fundraiser for scholarships features a Narnia theme that will appeal to fans of the C.S. Lewis books and anyone else who wants to explore the universal themes of hope, courage, kindness and creativity.

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    At the Center newsletter - January/February 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: Winter Tea Garden: Lessons From Narnia, Living Calm in the Chaos family mindfulness series, Meditation and Mandalas, new yoga and tai chi classes, Art Dash information and much more!

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    Cultivating a Resilient Mindset

    FEBRUARY 2: Mike Hesch of Mayo Clinic Health System leads this morning workshop explore practical and simple ways of increasing resilience, motivation and focus.

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    Women's Christmas: An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women

    THIS EVENT IS FULL! Call 608-791-5295 to add your name to our waiting list.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    JANUARY 8: Tom Roberts leads this sound meditation for deep relaxation and healing. Open to all; freewill donations appreciated.

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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace

    MARCH 16: Author, physician's assistant and inspirational speaker Sarah Thebarge will be the keynote speaker at our special event celebrating resilient women who have kept the faith amid challenges. Additional speakers are Tara Shilts of Onalaska; Elizabeth Lewis of Mequon, Wisconsin; and Melina Garcia of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

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This year's Spiritual Direction Preparation Program is filled. We will begin accepting applications for the next group in January 2020.

Have you ever considered our Spiritual Direction Preparation Program?

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