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  • Centering Prayer- August- December 2020
    Tuesdays, August -December, 2020
    Starts, August 4th- December 29th 
    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- August - December
    Wednesdays, August - December 2020
    Starts August 19th - December 16th
    12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Facilited 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:  August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16, 2020.
     
    Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
     
    Fee: Donations are appreciated.  To make a donation, please click here
     
    Price: FREE
     
  • Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition.
    September 29, 2020
    10:00-11:30 a.m.
    With: Sister Jeanne Williams, OSF
     
    In the Franciscan Tradition the experience of beauty is a central element to the spiritual and intellectual vision of the world, the person, and God.  The way we see is integrally related to our experience of beauty.  The goodness and love of God is reflected in the beauty all around us – in the world in which we live and especially in each person whom God has created in God’s own image.  If only we have eyes to see as God sees!
     
    As we prepare for the celebration of the Feast of St. Francis on October 4, join us for this presentation in which we will explore how Francis, Bonaventure, and John Duns Scotus experienced beauty in their lives.  Participants’ reflection and sharing will enable them to better recognize how they experience beauty in their own lives, and how that recognition opens their eyes to a deeper experience of the Goodness and Love of God.
     
    Fee: $10.00
    Price: $10.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- October
    Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by:  Tim Flood
     
    The Enneagam is an ancient psycho-spiritual system used by the dessert 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!
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Conscious Contact Mini via Zoom- October
    October 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST
     
    Topic:  Forgiveness, Again!?
    Presenter: Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF
     
    When we ask people which topics they want us to address in these mini-retreats, the answer is always forgiveness. Forgiveness is an essential practice for anyone. This evening we will look at the practice of forgiveness, with a focus on forgiving during these extraordinary times. We'll also explore how our conscious contact with God can enrich forgiveness of ourselves and others, and how that conscious contact enables us to forgive.
     
    This mini retreat is for anyone interested in 12 Sep Spirituality
     
    $15 or pay what you can afford. All proceeds go to support the work of the Franciscan Center. (no refunds) 
     
    Once you have registered here, you will receive an email from info@franciscancentertampa.org on October 13th with the Zoom information.  
    *This retreat will not be recorded*
     
     
  • Art of Flow via Zoom- Session 2
    Topic:Courage
    Friday, October 16, 2020
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by: Qinghong Wei
     
    We may be physically confined but our inner wellspring doesn’t have to be. Let it flow. Join this course to learn how to engage watercolor as a practice to open to the flow of life, nourish the inner light, and cultivate beauty and joy in life. Dr. Qinghong Wei will share with you the Art of Flow practices including intuitive watercolor painting exercises and rejuvenating mind-body-spirit practices. These practices are grounded in the Eastern way of knowing and the Western way of research.
    In this 3-part course we will explore a different theme at each class. At the first class, our theme is Open to Flow. No prior experience in watercolor or art required. Just bring yourself, relax and rejuvenate.
    Materials required: watercolor brush (large, round), watercolor paint set in tubes, watercolor paper, a white dinner plate, two water jars, and paper towel. You can get them at Michaels, Walmart, or Amazon. To get the materials recommended by the instructor (optional): https://www.starrydreamsart.com/watercolor-supplies

    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
  • A Spiritual Journey To Peace via Zoom Series - Course 2: Becoming a Peacemaker
    This five-course series offers a path to peace and can be taken as individual courses or as a full series with the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Peaceful Practices.
    Each course is 4 weeks, 1 hour each session, for a total of 4 hours per course, and 20 hours for the entire series.
     
    Facilitated by:  Reverend Nancy Mercurio
    Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST
     
    COURSE 2: Becoming a Peacemaker
    On any given day at any moment, each of us is faced with the choice of becoming a Peace-Maker or a Peace-Taker. It is a conscious decision and requires understanding the various practices and tools that can help us maintain peace in our daily exchanges, and in the world at large.
     
    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
    • The Path of Peacemakers - October 21st
    • Identifying Emotional Triggers - October 28th
    • Managing Conflict - November 4th
    • Peaceful Communication - November 11th
    Fee: $60.00 ($15.00 per session) (no refunds)
     
     
    Price: $60.00
     
  • Creating Mandalas Using Inspiration from Nature In Collaboration with Creative Cauldron, Falls Church, VA
    November 5, 2020
    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    With: Margie Jervis, Visual Artist & Designer
     
    Join us for the Mandala Workshop led by artist Margie Jervis from Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA. Discover and create the Mandala form in this guided drawing experience. Margie's teaching approach is based on connecting the building blocks of nature's own pattern design to fundamental visual art concepts. This hands on, no-art­ experience-required class, is a fun and relaxing way to immerse yourself in beautiful nature-inspired design.
    Students have enjoyed 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
    Price: $20.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- November
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by:  Tim Flood
     
    The Enneagam is an ancient psycho-spiritual system used by the dessert 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!
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
     
     
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Art of Flow via Zoom -Session 3
    Topic: Visioning
    Friday, November 13, 2020
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by: Qinghong Wei
     
    We may be physically confined but our inner wellspring doesn’t have to be. Let it flow. Join this course to learn how to engage watercolor as a practice to open to the flow of life, nourish the inner light, and cultivate beauty and joy in life. Dr. Qinghong Wei will share with you the Art of Flow practices including intuitive watercolor painting exercises and rejuvenating mind-body-spirit practices. These practices are grounded in the Eastern way of knowing and the Western way of research.
    In this 3-part course we will explore a different theme at each class. At the first class, our theme is Open to Flow. No prior experience in watercolor or art required. Just bring yourself, relax and rejuvenate.
    Materials required: watercolor brush (large, round), watercolor paint set in tubes, watercolor paper, a white dinner plate, two water jars, and paper towel. You can get them at Michaels, Walmart, or Amazon. To get the materials recommended by the instructor (optional): https://www.starrydreamsart.com/watercolor-supplies
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
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