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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    The Sound of Bowls

    DECEMBER 11: Tom Roberts leads this sound meditation for deep relaxation and healing. Open to all; freewill donations appreciated.

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    A Brush With Silence: Bringing Brush Meditation Alive

    NOVEMBER 21: This open group led by Tom Roberts is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual journey through the use of brushes, ink and paper.

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    Art as Prayer

    NOVEMBER 19: 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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    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

    NOVEMBER 20: 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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    Growing in the Midst of Grief

    DECEMBER 8: Please join us for a day to explore what growth might look for you while in the midst of grief.

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    Women's Christmas: An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women

    JANUARY 3: Join us for a day of rest and celebration during this fourth annual event rooted in delightful Irish tradition. Meal and gifts included! Don't delay; every year, this event fills quickly.

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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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    I Have Called You By Name

    DECEMBER 1: Certified spiritual director Angela Scaperlanda Bujan leads this morning to explore inner growth, self-awareness and the invitation to grow closer to God.

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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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    Silent Night: An Advent Singing Bowls Experience

    DECEMBER 1: Join Tom Roberts, Viterbo University Campus Ministry and FSC staff for this ecumenical and free event that includes Taize-style prayer, Tibetan singing bowls and choir music. Registration in required!

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    Advent Weekend of Solitude

    DECEMBER 7-9: Connect to the Sacred and to yourself through solitude and silence. Make the time: You are worth it!

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    DECEMBER 6: 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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    At the Center newsletter - November/December 2018

    ANNUAL COMMUNITY REPORT IN THIS ISSUE! Plus, Word and Community Writers Retreat, Advent Singing Bowls, Creating a Family Blessing Board, My Neighbor, Myself (based on Parker J. Palmer's work), Healing Through Creative Grieving, Advent Weekend of Solitude and more!

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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.

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