Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.


FSPA Events

Ongoing

Tuesdays and Saturdays
Mindful Meditation with Sister Shirley Morrissey
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Join the group for 20 minutes of silence followed by five minutes of walking meditation and then 20 minutes of sitting. The sessions conclude with a short reading and time for sharing. Sister Shirley is happy to provide an introduction to meditation if it is new to you. Every Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. and every Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m.

Global Awareness Through Experience programs: Visit GATE for more information.​
Community Living Experiences for discerning women: Visit Become a Sister for more information.

Monthly 

Now - Sept. 29, 2017
Traffik 2017 exhibition
9-5 p.m.
Viterbo University Art Department invites all to attend an upcoming-juried exhibition displaying works of art that respond to the issue of human trafficking. Visit the Viterbo University Exhibit Gallery, third floor of the Fine Arts Center, 929 Jackson St., La Crosse, WI.

Monthly, Now – May 5, 2018
Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (S.E.E.L.) 10
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, Iowa
Opening Session: Saturday, Sept. 9, 9am-3pm
Monthly Sessions: Saturdays- Oct. 7; Nov. 4; Dec. 9; Jan. 13, 2018; Feb. 17, 2018; March 17, 2018; April 14, 2018, 9am-1pm
Closing Session Saturday May 5, 9am-3pm
Facilitators: Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Marj English, OSF; Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber and Lucille Winnike, FSPA

S.E.E.L. includes daily prayer with readings provided each day, monthly gatherings with the group for ongoing reflection in a communal setting, meeting individually with a spiritual director once monthly, and learning the art of discernment. Call 319-395-6700 today for a S.E.E.L. application.

September 23, 2017
Linked to the Land Stargazing/Garden Tour
4:30 p.m. (stargazing begins at dusk)
FSPA Land on St. Joseph Ridge (from La Crosse, Wis., take Hwy 33 to St. Joseph Ridge)
Join Mayo Clinic Health System, Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Sister Lucy Slinger for garden tours and stargazing!

October 1, 2017
Nature Fest
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, Iowa

October 4, 2017
St. Francis Day Pet Blessing Celebration
5:15-6:15 p.m.
All are invited to gather for a pet blessing celebration, co-hosted by FSPA Affiliation and Viterbo University, to be held in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Viterbo University Assisi Courtyard, Franciscan Way, La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

October 14, 2017
St. Francis, Islam and the Case for Peace
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 
His story can offer some insights into the struggle for peace between Christians and Muslims today. Join Audrey Lucier for this morning presentation. Register at Franciscan Spirituality Center

October 19, 2017
My Neighbor is Muslim
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin 
Affiliate Vince Hatt presents this series which starts Oct. 19 and continues Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. Participants will use resources written to help Christians understand Muslims, and Muslims to Understand Christians. Register at Franciscan Spirituality Center. 

November 5-11, 2017
National Vocation Awareness Week

November 12, 2017
Young Adult Day of Reflection
Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
Sister Julia Walsh invites all Christians in their 20s and 30s for an afternoon of reflection and prayer. Supper is included. Register by November 8 at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center

November 28, 2017
#GivingTuesday
​Join us for the third annual online great day of giving event!

December 8-10, 2017
Is there LIFE in there?
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, Iowa
Find hope and generativity through a new way of being ... In this age of deep ambivalence about humanity's future, seekers find consolation in listening. Register at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center.

December 31, 2017
Blessing of Time
6 p.m., Mary of the Angels Chapel, La Crosse, Wisconsin

March 16-18, 2018
Religious Education Congress
Los Angeles, California
Meet up with FSPA!

March 8-18, 2018
Global Awareness Through Experience program to Mexico City & Countryside

April 13-14, 2018
Compassionate Communication: The Language of the Heart
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Join FSPA affiliate Barb Kruse who will lead you through this question: "How do my core beliefs, values or needs affect my ability to listen with compassion?" Visit Franciscan Spirituality Center to learn more. 

April 22-29, 2018
Global Awareness Through Experience program to Peru

April 23, 2018
ParTee for a Cause: Chipping Away at Homelessness
Tee up for our second annual event!

June 20-30, 2018
Global Awareness Through Experience program to El Salvador

July 12-22, 2018
Global Awareness Through Experience program to Mexico-Chiapas

July 20-22, 2018
Backpacking Retreat with Sister Julia Walsh
Preview this retreat at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin

August 9-19, 2018
Global Awareness Through Experience program to Guatemala 

November 7-17, 2018 and December 1-11, 2018
Global Awareness Through Education program to Cuba

November 30-December 4, 2018
Advent Retreat with Sister Marla Lang
Preview this retreat listing at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center

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