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National Catholic Conference on Restorative Justice

10/05/23 - 10/07/23

Hosted on the campus of University of St. Thomas School of Law, this year’s National Catholic Conference on Restorative Justice takes on the theme of “Journeying Toward Restoration.” FSPA will present a workshop. Virtual attendance option is available.

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The Power of Silence: Silent Directed Retreat (Hiawatha, Iowa)

10/08/23 - 10/12/23

This five-day retreat is guided by Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Lucille Winnike and Rev. Rose Blank, an FSPA affiliate; and Ann Jackson, PBVM. 

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La Crosse Indigenous Peoples' Day Event


Together with the Ho-Chunk Nation, we honor Indigenous Peoples' Day. Celebratory events planned all day!

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Exploring the Spiritual Depths of Eco-Responsibility

10/17/23 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Pope Francis’ New “Laudato Si’ 2.0” and 2015 Laudato Si’: Exploring the Spiritual Depths of Eco-Responsibility (via Zoom) Eric Anglada and Beth Piggush introduce Pope Francis’ brand new letter that’s...

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Women's Fund Fall Luncheon: Matilka Wilbur


This year Women’s Fund welcomes keynote speaker Matika Wilbur, a visual storyteller from the Swinomish and Tulalip peoples of coastal Washington.

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Meet FSPA (in person event)

10/29/23 - 9:45 am

All are invited to this opportunity to learn more about FSPA.

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Grace Along the Way: A Spiritual Direction Group for Clergy (Zoom)


Together, we will create a supportive circle to share our stories of struggle, growth, joy and transformation.

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The Greccio Experience, hosted by Viterbo University

11/29/23 - 12/17/23

As the global Franciscan community celebrates the 800th anniversary of the first nativity scene created by St. Francis of Assisi in Greccio, Italy, Viterbo University invites you to join them for The...

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Paint the Nativity: A Community Mural

12/04/23 - 12/15/23

From Dec. 4-15, the Franciscan Spirituality Center invites everyone to be part of an extraordinary project that connects art, faith and community. In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the first...

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Honoring Baby Jesus with a Gift for Today’s Babies

12/04/23 - 12/21/23

As we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the crèche and contemplate the humble beginnings of Baby Jesus, let's extend our hands to the infants of today. Join our baby item drive, running Dec. 4...

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St. Francis' Legacy: An Enchanted Evening at Rotary Lights

12/10/23 - 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

As the festive season unfolds, there's one event in La Crosse that stands out, weaving together history, tradition and a warm sense of community: The Rotary Lights Display. This year, on Dec. 10, the...

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Advent Bowls: Sounds of Greccio

12/16/23 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Advent is a time of hopeful waiting. It is a season to anticipate the promise of the Holy One coming to dwell with us. Join the Franciscan Spirituality Center, Viterbo University Campus Ministry, Tom...

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The Nativity Experience

12/16/23 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Discover the magic of the Christmas story through a hands-on approach to the Nativity scene. We will explore this story and our own stories connected to the symbols of the biblical scene through...

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Honor the Divine at the Blessing of Baby Jesus

12/17/23 - 9:50 am

As we commemorate the 800th anniversary of the crèche this year, we invite you to a heartwarming and profound event. Please join us on Dec. 17, 2023, at 9:50 a.m. in the Mary of the Angels Chapel, to...

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