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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 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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    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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    Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace

    MAY 2: Please join us for this special conference to celebrate all women who have faced obstacles and ordeals yet persevered, kept the faith and emerged more resilient.

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    Letting Go of Anger

    JANUARY 25: Enter into a welcoming space to learn about anger, as we explore how anger is processed and reflect on this powerful emotion.

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    Prayer as Art: A Collage-Making Experience

    FEBRUARY 8: Using an assortment of hand-painted paper, music sheets and poetry or words, we will embark on a creative, spontaneous pilgrimage of collage-making and finding our creative voice.

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    Art Dash 2020

    MARCH 26: Tickets are on sale for this FUNdraiser that celebrates beauty, creativity and local talent. Get yours today! Tickets are limited and won't be sold at the door.

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    Introduction to the Enneagram

    FEBRUARY 13-MARCH 19: Learn about your core personality style, how to grow beyond your default way of doing things and how to better understand people with other styles during this six-week series.

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    Meditation for Emotional Health

    FEBRUARY 13: This monthly group is open to anyone who is experiencing anxiety or depression, and offers meditation as a coping skill.

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    Exploring Supervision: A Workshop for Spiritual Director Supervisors

    MAY 11-15: Train with the best! SDI founder Lucy Abbott Tucker leads this five-day, continuing-education workshop featuring presentation and practice.

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    Art as Prayer

    FEBRUARY 17: No experience is necessary to play with watercolors and practice listening to your heart as you paint, with instructor Mary Thompson.

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    FSC Book Group: The Book Thief

    FEBRUARY 13: Rose Elsbernd, FSPA, facilitates the discussion about the international best seller "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    FEBRUARY 11: Tom Roberts leads this deeply relaxing sound meditation with Tibetan singing bowls. Free to attend, but donations are appreciated. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED!

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

    RESCHEDULED! New dates: February 7-8. Join Carol Burling and the Rev. Sheryl Stowman for an exploration of intuition and inner wisdom.

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    Healing the Healer: A Retreat for Health-Care Workers

    FEBRUARY 22: Calling all helping professionals who feel stressed and fatigued. Join us for a day of renewal and support!

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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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    Silence: A Prayer of the Heart

    FEBRUARY 15: Explore the wisdom of silence with presenters Tom Roberts and Audrey Lucier.

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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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