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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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    Daring Greatly: A Group Experience

    STARTING THIS FALL: Registration is open for this five-month group process exploring and practicing the "Daring Greatly" work of Brené Brown.

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    Intro to Zentangle

    OCTOBER 8: This easy-to-learn and relaxing drawing process increases focus and creativity. Give it a try: No experience necessary!

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    Finding God in All Things

    THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF SAINT IGNATIUS IN DAILY LIFE: Registration is open for this nine-month retreat experience starting this fall.

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    Daring Companions

    SEPTEMBER 16: This is a group for personal growth and spiritual transformation using the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Participants will gather monthly and learn through readings and videos. Register today! Limited space available.

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    Art as Prayer

    SEPTEMBER 16: This open studio is a chance to listen to your heart and play with watercolors. No experience necessary. Instructor Mary Thompson will introduce you to new techniques and help you express your creative side.

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    FSC Book Group

    SEPTEMBER 12: We're launching a new monthly, staff-led book discussion group, and all are invited to join us for lively conversation and refreshments. Our first selection is "Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others" by Barbara Brown Taylor.

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    Enduring Ministry: Listening and Serving for the Long Haul

    OCTOBER 4-6: Samuel Rahberg leads this opportunity to re-invigorate and sustain your sense of calling.

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    Jesus at Work 2.0: Digging Into the Parables

    OCTOBER 25: John McHugh and Kristy Walz return with an all-new presentation to explore how Jesus' stories can change the way we approach work. This half-day conference is ideal for anyone who works in a mission-driven organization!

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    Franciscan Day of Solitude

    SEPTEMBER 11: Looking for a day to unplug and just BE? Spend a day of solitude at the FSC.

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    At the Center newsletter - September/October 2019

    IN THIS ISSUE: New FSC Book Discussion Group, new yoga classes, Aging Cafe, Mindful Self-Care for the Caregiver, Drum-Making Workshop, A Taste of Forest Bathing, Daring Greatly: A Group Experience and much more!

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    Journeying Toward Peace: A Courage & Renewal Retreat

    OCTOBER 25-26: Reflect, renew and connect with what matters most in your life during this retreat based on Parker J. Palmer's Circle of Trust program and led by Mary Peters.

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    Serenity Retreat: One-Step Journey Toward the Truth

    NOVEMBER 8-10: Tom DeZell leads this retreat for those who are in a 12-step fellowship and active in their recovery from alcohol or drugs.

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    Embracing Our Collective Story and Together Writing the Next Chapter

    SEPTEMBER 21: explore the intricate part you play in God’s unfolding story in this interactive, daylong retreat led by Angela Scaperlanda Bujan.

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    The Sound of Bowls

    SEPTEMBER 10: Tom Roberts leads this deeply relaxing sound meditation with Tibetan singing bowls. Free to attend, but donations appreciated. New this year: Registration is requested.

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    Mindful Care for the Caregiver

    OCTOBER 11-12: This new weekend retreat presenmted by Paul Stern and Trish Johnson of Manitou Center will focus on holistic self-care and ways to build resiliency in the midst of caregiving.

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    Presence in the Struggle: Responding With Head and Heart

    AUGUST 24: Join us for a day of exploring ways to tap into the amazing power of practicing gratitude and acceptance as responses to stressors.

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    Iconography Workshop

    SEPTEMBER 22-28: Learn how to paint a Byzantine-style icon under the direction of Phil Zimmerman. Choose either St. Joseph or St. Nektarios.

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    Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change

    SEPTEMBER 14: Sharon Lukert leads this daylong exploration into the three commitments (do no harm, take care of each other, embrace the world just as it is) presented in Pema Chödrön's book of the same name.

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Franciscan Spirituality Center Program & Retreat Calendar

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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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