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Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal. We welcome people from all faiths to come and find acceptance, peace and healing and to listen to God amidst the beauty of creation.

The Center is a private, non-profit retreat center staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal staff in carrying out their ministry. Throughout the year, various professional retreat directors assist the staff in offering group programs and private retreats. The Center also is available for groups wishing to host their retreat or meeting here.

Our mission: In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we welcome everyone who seeks spiritual growth through a deeper relationship with God in a place of peace, community, healing and joy.

Morning toddler yoga

Tue, October 13, 10am – 11am

Breathe, stretch, and exercise. Great for play groups. Donation: $5

Please rsvp to Sharon@francisc​ancentertampa.o​rg

Conscious Contact Mini Retreat: Being Born to New Life

Wed, October 21, 5pm – 8pm

Conscious Contact Mini Retreat: Being Born to New Life October 21, 5-8 p.m. Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF Improving our conscious contact with God gives us opportunity to be "born to eternal life" in the here and now. Of course, some dying to self takes place first. This evening we will look at the ways we "die to be born to new life" as we continue to practice prayer and meditation. The program includes a presentation by Sister Cathy, time for quiet, discussion, a delicious meal that you don’t have to prepare, and time for prayer. Fee: $30 (includes dinner). Please register early with advance payment $30 by October 16. For anyone interested in 12 Step Spirituality. Come early and enjoy the grounds. There is usually a Mass at 4:00 PM on Wednesday at the chapel at St Elizabeth Convent for those who would like to participate.

Labyrinth Prayer Walk Meet up

Tue, October 27, 6pm – 7pm

Labyrinth Prayer Walk Julie McElmurry A labyrinth prayer walk allows you to enter into prayer with your body while you think or pray about the things on your heart and in your mind. Enjoy a short presentation then take your time walking the Center's labyrinth and/or on a suggested route around the Center's property. It is informal and a time for freedom, quiet and calm. Fee: Donation

Reconnecting to Your Mission

Wed, October 28, 11am – 1pm
Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave, Tampa, FL 33603, United States (map)

October 28, 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon with insight into reconnecting to your mission. After serving as a volunteer or employee for a long time, it is good to take a step back to take the long view of where you started, where you are now and where you are heading. Join us for conversation and presentations which will help you reconnect to the mission of your organization and define your own mission within it. Register and network at 11 am. 11:30 - 1:00pm program and lunch.

Topic speakers: Julie McElmurry, MS, MA | Director, Franciscan Passages, a 501 c3, serving as a volunteer for Catholic Volunteer Network for over 12 years. Charlie Poe, CFA, MBA | Chief Investment Officer, Volunteer and Board of Directors at Academy Prep of Tampa, Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay and Glazer’s Children Museum. Fee: $20 (includes lunch). Please register early with advance payment $20 by October 23.


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