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  • Tampa Bay Prays II
    We have compiled a prayer book of over 50 prayers for the second time after inviting our extended Franciscan Center family to share a favorite prayer with us. Now, our little prayer book, Tampa Bay Prays II, is available to buy online.
     
    Tampa Bay Prays II is our newest version of the beloved 2005 Tampa Bay Prays, which celebrated our 35th anniversary. And for our 50th year, we are happy to offer this treasure to the community once again. This collection of special prayers illustrates the impact of the Mission of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany to build community in Tampa Bay and how it has grown into a vibrant spiritual family over the last 50 years. It offers joy, laughter, inspiration, and insight from diverse faiths and backgrounds.
     
    We hope you enjoy this book and choose to use it in your conversations with God. May the prayers in this book help bring you blessings and peace.
     
    All proceeds from the sale of the booklet go towards supporting the mission of the Franciscan Center.
     
    The price is $10.00 per book plus $4.25 to cover shipping and postage costs ($14.25)
    If you would like to order mulpitle books, you only need to add the $4.25 shipping/postage cost one time.  For example: 6 books equals $64.25.
     
     
     
  • Centering Prayer- December 2020 ~ June 2021
    Tuesdays, December 2020 ~ June 2021
    Starts, December 15th ~ June 29, 2021 
    1:30-2:30 p.m. EST
    Led by:  Nicholas Nitch and Kathleen Moore
     
    Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer in which we experience God's presence within us.  This contemplative practice follows Thomas Keating methods.  The group will meet weekly with Nick and Kathleen.  
     
    Fee: Donations are appreciated.  To make a donation, please click here
    Price: FREE
     
  • Once a Month Interfaith Devotional via Zoom ~December to June 2021
    Wednesdays, December - June, 2021
    Starts December 16th- June 9th
    12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by: Farah Khorsandian-Sanchez
     
    Join us for a once a month Interfaith Devotional hour via Zoom!

    The hour will include several passages from the old and new testament, readings from Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Baha'i and other major religious scriptures based on the topic that was chosen for that month. 
     
    Dates:  December 16, January 20, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 9, 2021
     
    Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
     
    Fee: Donations are appreciated.  To make a donation, please click here
     
    Price: FREE
     
  • Mandala Monday in May via Zoom
    Monday, May 3, 2021
    10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    With Margie Jervis
     
    We’re happy to bring back our popular Mandala Workshop led by artist Margie Jervis from Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA.  During this program, you will enjoy discovering and creating a Mandala through a guided drawing experience. 
     
    We just love Margie's simple teaching approach. She bases her course on connecting the building blocks of nature's own pattern designs, to fundamental visual art concepts. This is a hands-on, no-art­ experience-required class, and simply a fun and relaxing way to immerse yourself in beautiful nature-inspired design.
     
    Students have shared with us how they truly enjoy their new perspective and awareness of nature they carry with them from Margie's classes.
     
    Suggested Materials: Pencils, white paper, Crayola Supertips Markers set of 20, Crayola Colored Pencils set of 24 
     
    Fee: $20.00 (no refunds)


    Price: $20.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- May 2021
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by:  Tim Flood
     
    The Enneagam is an ancient psycho-spiritual system used by the desert fathers which maps the connection between our everyday personalities and our deepest inner potentials. (Yes! They ARE connected!) It is widely used as a means to greater self awareness and emotional intelligence  by spiritual directors, therapists and coaches worldwide. This new monthly group will gently expand learning via the Narrative Tradition in Enneagram studies, championed by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, from whom Tim Flood received his certifications in 2001.
     
    These monthly sessions center on facilitated storysharing, exploring the Enneagram types of those attending… everyone in the circle is an expert, and everybody learns!  With the Enneagram as a lens, as one participant remarked, “It’s amazing how quickly a group of strangers can be sharing at such depth!”  That’s the idea!  
    Some idea of your Enneagram type is helpful, but not necessary. When you register, helpful materials will be sent to you, along with the ZOOM link. Come and try it out!
     
    Retreatants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
     
     
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Beyond Coping: The Heart of Resilience via Zoom
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    7:00 ~8:30 p.m. EST
    Presented by: Barbara Beizer, M.OD & Christina Bellamy, M.A.
     
    Uncertainties of health, financial security, the environment, and social justice issues are challenging each of us in unprecedented ways. Our lives can be stressful, calling for a new look at how we respond. It is a good time to refresh, practice, and grow our resilience skills. 
     
    Let us help you take charge of your own well-being and resilience, and join us for this highly interactive, practical session. With Barbara and Christina, you will learn the difference between stress management and resilience, understand the resilience mind-body connection, expand and deepen personal resilience practices, know how to access your transformative resilience power.
     
    Join us for a 90-minute interactive Zoom program, where we will explore resilience through pandemic losses and learnings, learn more about current resilience research, and begin creating powerful steps to reinforce and grow our personal resilience. 
     
    Suggested Fee: $15 or pay what you can afford
     
     
  • Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop
    Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop
    with Dr. Rickey & Anna Cotton
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    9:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.
     
    “Come and Join Us for this Very Special Event on the Centering Prayer Practice.”
    Sponsored by The Franciscan Center and Contemplative Outreach of Tampa Bay Underwritten by The Trust for the Meditation Process
    Location:  The Franciscan Center 3010 N. Perry Ave. Tampa, FL 33603
    (Zoom check-in @8:45 a.m.) Doors Open @8:30 a.m.
     
    Suggested $20 donation (day of event- payable to COTB) Zoom Participation is Free (In-person participates will be provided with a free continental breakfast & light lunch)
     
    *For registration please contact Mike Davis:mertonmind@gmail.com Please indicate if you wish to be In-person or on Zoom (In-person participation is limited due to CDC guidelines)
    Price: FREE
     
  • Passing It On: Retreat Leaders Gathering via Zoom (Invitation Only)
    May 26 & 27, 2021
    11:00 a.m. ~ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 ~ 5:00 p.m. EST (both days)

    The purpose of PASSING IT ON is to provide an opportunity for people who lead retreats for persons in 12 Step Programs and people who are interested in doing so to meet and exchange ideas and encouragement. A side benefit has been that we have generated a list of retreat leaders that many retreat centers and retreat organizers have asked for.
     
    A detailed schedule of times for various topics and the presenters will be sent at a later date. Topics will include:
    • What makes a Retreat a Retreat
    • Creating a Retreat Experience on Zoom
    • Dealing with Multiple Addictions
    • Strategies for Marketing
    • Prayer Experiences
    • Healing Services (and other topics to be decided) 
    Cost: $40 (note - hard cost not a donation) $15 for hour-long special session for people who ORGANIZE retreats (on May 26 @ 4:00 PM) Included in the $40, or just pay $15 for the hour 
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom - June 2021
    Tuesday, June 8, 2021
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by:  Tim Flood
     
    The Enneagam is an ancient psycho-spiritual system used by the desert fathers which maps the connection between our everyday personalities and our deepest inner potentials. (Yes! They ARE connected!) It is widely used as a means to greater self awareness and emotional intelligence  by spiritual directors, therapists and coaches worldwide. This new monthly group will gently expand learning via the Narrative Tradition in Enneagram studies, championed by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, from whom Tim Flood received his certifications in 2001.
     
    These monthly sessions center on facilitated storysharing, exploring the Enneagram types of those attending… everyone in the circle is an expert, and everybody learns!  With the Enneagram as a lens, as one participant remarked, “It’s amazing how quickly a group of strangers can be sharing at such depth!”  That’s the idea!  
    Some idea of your Enneagram type is helpful, but not necessary. When you register, helpful materials will be sent to you, along with the ZOOM link. Come and try it out!
     
    Retreatants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
     
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Conscious Contact Mini via Zoom- June 2021
    June 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST
     
    Topic:  Remaining Spiritually Awake
    Presenter: Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF
     
    Spiritual writer Anthony de Mello has said, "Spirituality is waking up," and 12 Step Spirituality speaks of “a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps.” These days many talk about the pandemic as being "a wake-up call.” We will focus on what we are “awakening to“ and how we can “remain awake” daily during this Conscious Contact Mini-Retreat.
     
    This mini retreat is for anyone interested in 12 Step Spirituality
     
    $15 or pay what you can afford. All proceeds go to support the work of the Franciscan Center. (no refunds)
    *This retreat will not be recorded*
     
    Once you have registered here, you will receive an email from info@franciscancentertampa.org on June 8th with the Zoom information.  
     
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