2015 January - June
Program Calendar

Franciscan Center

Jan _ June 2015

Program Calendar


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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 house staffed by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY and dedicated laity who are assisted by loyal volunteers 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.

Programs and Events

Pilgrimage into the last Third of Life

Wed, February 4, 10:30am – 12:00pm

7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth book will be used during the sessions. How shall we spend our God-gift of an extra three decades? 60 and beyond offers significant challenges. We use scripture-based mediations and reflection that are essential to living life with purpose. We will reflect and discuss facing aging, living with limitations, prayer and contemplation, loss and suffering and leaving a legacy.

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Women's Book Circle:Sum It Up by Pat Summit

Wed, February 4, 7pm – 9pm

Join with other women for a monthly discussion of stimulating, interesting books. No registration necessary. Fee: $5/session

 

Men's Retreat

Fri, February 6, 5:30pm – Sun, February 8, 12:30pm

Visiting Speaker; Rev. Charles Gonzalez, .S.J. spiritual director and retreat master from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Fee: $171/single room; $136/shared room. Please register early with an advance deposit of $50; balance due Jan. 28.

 

Family and Friends of St. Francis

Wed, February 11, 9:30am – 11:00am

Join us for a peaceful morning with the friends and family of St. Francis of Assisi. Drawing from the actual written words given to us by his companions and contemporaries and presented in a lively "talk show" format, you will hear from an assortment of people who knew St. Francis including his mother, his father, his early companions (with their ribald pre-conversion stories of him), bishops, popes, lepers, would-be thieves, noble men, travel writers who passed through and met him along the way, and his friend Leo, who is even buried in the same crypt as St. Francis in Assisi. In addition, we will learn about the friends and family of St. Francis of Assisi in the 21st century and share how he has inspired us by his example. Fee $10.00 Coffee at 9:30am - program starts at 10:00.

Happy Hour

Wed, February 11, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Social mixer for those in their 20-40's wanting to mingling with new friends, network about your organizations mission and upcoming events, and learn more on Franciscan Spirituality presented by Julie McElmurry. $10 suggested donation. Interested in hosting the night and spotlighting your organization? Contact sharon@francisc​ancentertampa.o​rg

 

Women’s Retreat : Being Amazed by God

Sat, February 14, 9am – Sun, February 15, 12pm

Franciscan Center, 3010 North Perry Avenue, Tampa 33603 (map)

DescriptionLiving in radical amazement brings us into the space of greater awareness as women. Come as we together unfold this awareness. Fee: $85/single room; $68/shared room; $60/commuter. Please register early with an advance deposit of $50; balance due Feb. 5. Led by Jill Biebel and Sister Jeanne Williams, OSF

 

Daughters of Abraham

Mon, February 16, 7:00pm – 8:30pm - film and discussion "Arranged"

Mon, April 20, 7:00pm – 8:30pm - Speaker presentation

The Daughters of Abraham reaches into the community to model their experience of working together in peace and harmony. Donation only

ASH WEDNESDAY: Traveling With St. Bonaventure through Lent

Wed, February 18, 9:30am – 3:00pm

As we begin this penitential season once again, we will reflect on the Sunday Gospels of Lent with the guidance of St. Bonaventure to prepare ourselves for this annual journey through Lent to new life in Christ. Hopefully, this will provide us not only with a deeper appreciate of the Lenten readings but also be a source for enriching our Lenten prayer. Fee: $25, includes lunch.

 

The Good, Bad, and the Beautiful Retreat

Sat, February 21, 10am – 2pm

We are creatures of habit, which can be helpful or harmful. Intentional, conscious living can not only break destructive habits but also promote healthier living. Naming and reflecting on distractions, obstacles and "stinking thinking" will invite a different way to look at how we pattern our lives. Led by Daniel Francis. Please RSVP by Feb. 18th to reserve seating. Fee:$25 includes lunch

 

 

 

Men's Retreat

WhenFri, February 6, 5:30pm – Sun, February 8, 12:30pm

Visiting Speaker; Rev. Charles Gonzalez, .S.J. spiritual director and retreat master from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Fee: $171/single room; $136/shared room. Please register early with an advance deposit of $50; balance due Jan. 28.

 

Women’s Retreat : Being Amazed by God

Sat, February 14, 9am – Sun, February 15, 12pm

Franciscan Center, 3010 North Perry Avenue, Tampa 33603 (map)

Living in radical amazement brings us into the space of greater awareness as women. Come as we together unfold this awareness. Fee: $85/single room; $68/shared room; $60/commuter. Please register early with an advance deposit of $50; balance due Feb. 5. Led by Jill Biebel and Sister Jeanne Williams, OSF

 

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Upcoming 2015:

HOLY WEEK RETREAT: Disillusioned Disciples

Wed, April 1, 2015, 5:30pm – Sat, April 4, 2015, 9:00am

Father Anthony Carrozzo, OFM These final days of Holy Week, we will focus on the disciples, so many of whom were disillusioned with Jesus and uncertain where to turn as well as on those who remained faithful to him with hearts deeply saddened yet strangely hopeful. What was the difference? And where do we fall in this group of disciples as we witness the suffering of Christ in today’s world? Fee: $240.00 3 overnights; $230.00 Religious; $135.00 commuter.

 

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