Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

Modern Lives. Sacred Traditions.

FSPA Events


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.‚Äč


April 24, 2017
ParTee for a Cause
4:30 - 9 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Tickets go on sale in January
Please join the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration “fore” the first ever Par-Tee for a Cause: Chipping away at Homelessness. The evening includes 18-holes of indoor golf themed events—no golf experience necessary—live and silent auctions and a sit-down dinner. As part of the sisters’ mission to provide compassionate presence to anyone experiencing homelessness, the 2017 Par-Tee funds will support La Crosse’s Franciscan Hospitality House and the La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness. 

April 28-29
Terry Hershey
Popular author and retreat leader Terry Hershey comes to La Crosse for two events designed to help you be wholehearted and regain your balance and passion- in sanctuary.

Community Presentation: Rest. Renew. Live
April 28
8:30-11:30 a.m.
English Lutheran Church, 1509 King Street, La Crosse
Replenish in a too-hurried, distracted and busy world.

Retreat: Finding your sanctuary.
April 28, 5:30 p.m. – April 29, 5:30 p.m.
Create a space for grace in your life.

Register by phone 608-791-5295 or online at

June 4-10, July 9-15 Lodgers only, please
Silent Directed Retreat
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, Iowa

Facilitators: Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Marj English, OSF; Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber and Lucille Winnike, FSPA

Weeklong retreats held in June and July in the beauty of 70 acres of prairie and woodland provide lavish time and sacred space for prayer, solitude, quiet and peace.

Monthly, Sept. 9 – 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.


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