Tampa, FL – The Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa, 33603, offers a diverse group of activities to promote personal and spiritual wellness in October, including:
- Unfolding Love in the Franciscan Tradition
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Sister Jeanne Williams, O.S.F.
The way of life of St. Francis of Assisi was rooted in love of God and love of all creation. The program explores some of the virtues which promote living in the same spirit of unfolding love. Registration online with full payment by September 30: www.franciscancentertampaorg. Fee: $20. More info: (813) 229-2695 firstname.lastname@example.org
- All Creatures Great & Small
Fri., Oct. 4, 4-8 p.m.
A free community festival honoring the Feast of St. Francis & World Animal Day. Enjoy live music with Joey Donovan and the Lint Rollers,“Doga” yogawith Kodawari Studios, an interfaith blessing of the animals, and animal themed activities for the whole family. More info: (813) 229-2695 or email@example.com
- Strengthening Your Spiritual Core
Saturday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Michael Parise, Life Coach
When a person’s spiritual core is strong, personal and community challenges are addressed with courage and amazing inner fortitude. Limited to 20 people. Sabbath house (park in the adjacent area) Register online with full payment of $27 by October 3. Late registration: $30. More info: (813) 229-2695 firstname.lastname@example.org
- A Day of Prayer and Reflection
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sister Nancy Christopher, O.S.F.
“Lord, teach us to pray.” Luke 11:1 This day of prayer and reflection offers the opportunity to learn and experience how to communicate with God in a personal and spiritual exchange. Registration online with full payment due by October 4. Fee: $27 (includes lunch). Late Registration: $30. More info: (813) 229-2695 email@example.com
- Matt Talbot Men’s Retreat
Friday, Oct. 11, 5 pm – Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
Rev. Charles Waller
This retreat offers recovering alcoholics the opportunity to seek a stronger spiritual experience and enhance their sober way of life. For registration, questions or info, visit matttalbot129.com or contact Scott Spires at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fees: $230/Single, $195/Shared. More info: (813) 229-2695 email@example.com
- The Good News According to Each of Us
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m. – noon
The revelation of the Good News does not happen with a leap from the mind of God straight into the human heart. It is mediated through experience. This talk will reflect on the Good News according to many sources: from the evangelists themselves to Broadway musicians, from great saints to tiny grandchildren. The question, “What is the Good News according to me?” is explored and pondered. Fee: $27. Registration and payment due online by Oct. 21. Late registration fee: $30. More info: (813) 229-2695 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friendship, a Treasure in Recovery, a Conscious Contact Mini Retreat
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 5 – 8 p.m.
Sister Cathy Cahill O.S.F.
When we enter the process of recovery from addictions and their effects, it is important to have friends we can rely upon for support and encouragement. The greatest friendship we can have is friendship with God. This Mini-Retreat explores improving our conscious contact with God. It is for anyone interested in 12 Step Spirituality. Overnight arrangements available upon request.Registration and payment due online by Oct. 17. Fee: $33 (includes dinner); Late Registration: $35. More info: (813) 229-2695 email@example.com
- Conscious Contact Women’s Retreat: “I am the potter, you are the clay.”
Thursday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m. – Sunday, Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.
Sister Kay Kanick, R.S.M.
Surrendering our lives to God’s protection and care creates the pathway to living freely and soberly, and spiritually letting go. Living the Steps guides us on the journey to the fullness of life. This retreat is for women in any 12 Step Program. Registration online with a non-refundable deposit $100. Balance due October 15. Fee: $279/Single, $249/Shared. More info: (813) 229-2695 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa, FL 33603, is a non- profit, 501(3)(c), private retreat house sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY with a dedicated staff who are committed in carrying out the mission of providing the community with a place of peace, growth and wellness for the body, mind and soul. More information about the Center, upcoming retreat and events, and booking the venue is available by calling (813) 229-2695 and by visiting http://www.franciscancentertampa.org/.