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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. Art Dash and Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace are postponed (new dates to be determined, please hang onto your tickets). 

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    Art as Prayer (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 10: This open watercolor studio offered through videoconferencing is a chance to play and learn new techniques without worrying about perfection or finished product.

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    Spiritual Care Kits

    Make someone's day by spreading a little love and inspiration! We packaged some of our favorite items from the Sophia Bookstore into Spiritual Care Kits that can be shipped to a friend, a loved one or to yourself. To order, please call 608-791-5295. Shipping and tax is included. KIT 1: San Damiano cross, ceramic heart, tea with quote [$10.50] KIT 2: Colored pencils, Mandala book, San Damiano cross, ceramic heart [$22.25] KIT 3: Palm cross, tea with quote, journal, essential oil patch, ceramic heart [$37.00]

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    Racism and the Coulee Region (via Zoom)

    JULY 28: Our Community Dialogue Series with local activists, speakers and artists continues.

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    A Sheltered Day of Solitude (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 11: 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.

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    Creativity and Contemplation: A Virtual Writers Retreat (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 7-8: Julia Walsh, FSPA, leads this online retreat for creative writers, beginners through advanced. Connect with others who enjoy expressing themselves through the written word.

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    Playing and Praying With Creation (via Zoom)

    JULY 18: Sarah Hennessey, FSPA, leads this virtual retreat to deepen our commitment to care for creation.

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    Book Discussion Group: Just Mercy (via Zoom)

    AUGUST 5: Join us from the comfort of your living room as we gather through videoconferencing to discuss "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption" by Bryan Stevenson.

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Art Dash and Overcoming Challenges With Grit and Grace have been postponed. Watch for updates as we set new dates. Peace & all good!

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