Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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FSPA Events

Ongoing:

Tuesdays and Saturdays
Mindful Meditation with Sister Shirley Morrissey
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Every Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 pm and every Saturday, 8:00-9:30 am

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.

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

Monthly:

Dec. 10, 2019
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FSPA has set out to support basic human rights locally, regionally and globally through various ministries and under A Revolution of Goodness. Because climate change threatens human rights, let us evaluate our daily actions and our role within this climate crisis.

Dec. 12, 2019
Meditation For Emotional Health

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Sarah Hennessey
This group is open to anyone experiencing anxiety or depression and offers meditation as a coping skill.

Dec. 14, 2019
Rose Ensemble: And Glory Shone Around
Mary of the Angels Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
All tickets are purchased through Rose Ensemble (tickets are not available at St. Rose Convent)
Click to purchase tickets at roseensemble.org
Email: rca3@centurytel.net
Call 651-225-4340

Dec. 31, 2019
Blessing of Time
6 p.m., Mary of the Angels Chapel
901 Franciscan Way, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Elevator access at 912 Market Street entrance

Jan. 4, 2020
Entering the New Year Through Prayer and Yoga
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
9:00 - 12:00 pm
Presenters: Sister Sarah Hennessey and Bernice Olson-Pollack
Through a variety of prayer modalities and yoga, we will enter the new year by setting our intentions through mind and body.

Jan. 6-31, 2020
Prairiewoods Four-Week Sabbatical for Spiritual Pioneers
11:00 am Monday - 4:00 pm Friday
Facilitators: Sister Betty Daugherty and Laura Weber
Come, be truly courageous, compassionate and wily in the wild, unfolding universe with some extended time away to listen and learn, refocus and rejuvenate while setting sail on the sea of discovery.

Jan. 8, 2020
Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Rose Elsbernd
Supervision is key for ongoing development of the tools of compassionate listening. Spiritual directors who are guiding at least two people are invited to participate.

Jan. 9, 2020
Meditation For Emotional Health
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Sarah Hennessey
This group is open to anyone experiencing anxiety or depression and offers meditation as a coping skill.

Jan. 16, 2020
FSC Book Group: How Can I Find God?

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Sarah Hennessey
Join us for lively discussion and refreshments during this FSC staff-led, monthly book group. The January selection is How Can I Find God?: The Famous and the Not-So-Famous Consider the Quintessential Question, edited by James Martin, SJ.

Jan. 23, 2020
Clergy Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
9:00 - 11:00 am
Facilitators: Sister Rose Elsbernd and Steve Spilde
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Jan. 28, 2020
Women's Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Sisters Rose Elsbernd and Sarah Hennessey
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Feb. 3-29, 2020
Prairiewoods Four-Week Sabbatical for Spiritual Pioneers
4:00 pm Monday - 11:00 am Saturday
Facilitators: Sister Betty Daugherty and Laura Weber
Come, be truly courageous, compassionate and wily in the wild, unfolding universe with some extended time away to listen and learn, refocus and rejuvenate while setting sail on the sea of discovery.​​​​​​​

Feb. 12, 2020
Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Rose Elsbernd
Supervision is key for ongoing development of the tools of compassionate listening. Spiritual directors who are guiding at least two people are invited to participate.

Feb. 13, 2020
Meditation For Emotional Health

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Sarah Hennessey
This group is open to anyone experiencing anxiety or depression and offers meditation as a coping skill.

Feb. 13, 2020
FSC Book Group: The Book Thief

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Presenter: Sister Rose Elsbernd
Join us for lively discussion and refreshments during this FSC staff-led, monthly book group. The February selection is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Feb. 16-22, 2020
Silent Retreat: A Starter
Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
5:00 pm Sunday - 3:00 pm Saturday
Facilitator: Reverend Grant Van Lishout, an affiliate with FSPA
This retreat is an opportunity to gradually enter into the silence that you've always longed for and then reflect on your experience.

Feb. 25, 2020
Women's Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Sisters Rose Elsbernd and Sarah Hennessey
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Feb. 27, 2020
Clergy Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
9:00 - 11:00 am
Facilitators: Sister Rose Elsbernd and Steve Spilde
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Mar. 11, 2020
Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Rose Elsbernd
Supervision is key for ongoing development of the tools of compassionate listening. Spiritual directors who are guiding at least two people are invited to participate.

Mar. 24, 2020
Women's Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Sisters Rose Elsbernd and Sarah Hennessey
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Mar. 26, 2020
Clergy Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
9:00 - 11:00 am
Facilitators: Sister Rose Elsbernd and Steve Spilde
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Mar. 26, 2020
Ready, Set, Gogh!
Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Starts at 5:30 pm
This important fundraiser is a celebration of creativity, community and beauty. Please join us as we bring together local artists and patrons for a spirited evening of fun, food and fine art.

Apr. 8, 2020
Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Rose Elsbernd
Supervision is key for ongoing development of the tools of compassionate listening. Spiritual directors who are guiding at least two people are invited to participate.

Apr. 21, 2020
Women's Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Sisters Rose Elsbernd and Sarah Hennessey
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

Apr. 23, 2020
Clergy Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
9:00 - 11:00 am
Facilitators: Sister Rose Elsbernd and Steve Spilde
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

May 13, 2020
Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Sister Rose Elsbernd
Supervision is key for ongoing development of the tools of compassionate listening. Spiritual directors who are guiding at least two people are invited to participate.

May 24-29, 2020
Vacation With A Purpose: Water Media Workshop

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
5:00 pm Sunday - 3:00 pm Friday
Instructor: Sister Karen Kappell
Participants will review watercolor principles and general techniques that keep surfacing no matter how advanced one becomes, learning both control and how to be free.

May 26, 2020
Women's Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Facilitators: Sisters Rose Elsbernd and Sarah Hennessey
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

May 28, 2020
Clergy Group Spiritual Direction

Franciscan Spirituality Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
9:00 - 11:00 am
Facilitators: Sister Rose Elsbernd and Steve Spilde
Participants are guided by a trained spiritual director who serves as a facilitator. Many people enjoy the support, encouragement and collective wisdom found within group spiritual direction.

July 5-10, 2020
Watercolor II: Continued Learnings

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
9:00 am Monday - 3:00 pm Friday
Presenter: Sister Karen Kappell
This workshop will focus on continuing to learn watercolor painting and offer exercises in the basics techniques like brush handling, watercolor control of light and darks, freeing up painting, working with new materials in watercolor, etc.

Aug. 30 - Sep. 5, 2020
Silent Retreat: A Starter (second chance)

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
5:00 pm Sunday - 3:00 pm Saturday
Facilitator: Reverend Grant Van Lishout, an affiliate with FSPA
If you could not make our silent retreat in February, this is your second chance. Whether a beginner or a lifetime silent retreatant, you will be blessed by this time.

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