Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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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.

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October 16, 2018
Nuns on the Bus tour stop
6 p.m. 
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Join our nearby Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center staff for this Nuns on the Bus tour stop. Network's Nuns on teh Bus is hitting the road to hold members of Congress accountable for their votes on the 2017 Tax Bill and the many attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

October 21, 2018
Exploring Women Mystics: Etty Hillesum and Thea Bowman
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Presenter: Boreta Singleton

Pope Francis said "The mystic is someone who experiences the intimate connection between God and all beings. Mysticism, not moralism, is at the heart of our life!" In a series that looks at women mystics who graced history with their unique expressions of holiness, this presentation will explore two women, two realities, one experience of a God whose joyous love within them confronted the evil of their time.

October 26, 2018
Jesus @ Work: Leading With Your Heart and Head
8 a.m. - noon
Cargill Room, 332 Front St., La Crosse, Wisconsin
Presenters: John McHugh and Kristy Walz

Sponsored by the Franciscan Spirituality Center and the FSPA Office of Mission Integration, Jesus @ Work will explore what organizations would look like if they were led by the Gospel message and values of Jesus Christ. Investment is $20 per person and includes continental breakfast. Register by Oct. 12.

October 31, 2018
In a private ceremony, we will welcome the new FSPA Leadership Team. They officially begin their term Nov. 1.

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

November 16-18, 2018
Word and Community: A Writers Retreat
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Presenter: Julia Walsh, FSPA
Learn more and register by Nov. 2

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

December 7-9, 2018
In Stillness, We Wait: 3-day Silent Directed Retreat
Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, Iowa
Facilitators include Sisters Betty Daugherty and Lucille Winnike 

March 22-24, 2019
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
Meet Sister Amy and get to know more about the FSPA Membership Office!

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