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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 multiple books, you only need to add the $4.25 shipping/postage cost one time.  For example: 6 books equals $64.25.
     
     
     
  • Once a Month Interfaith Devotional via Zoom ~September to December 2021
    Wednesdays, September- December 2021
    Starts September 8 - December 8, 2021
    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:  September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, 2021
     
    Time:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.  
     
    Fee: Donations are appreciated.  To make a donation, please click here
     
    Price: FREE
     
  • Contemplative Art as a Spiritual Practice: Praying in Color via Zoom
    Monday, August 9, 2021
    2:00-4:00 p.m. EST
    With: Sister Anne Martin Robonie, OSF
    Co-Facilitator: Maureen Connors
     
    “. . . making art is possible for all, a joy to most, and is for many a “way in” to God’s healing, loving presence.  . . . Claiming this way in as part of an ordinary prayer life can allow a new awareness of God’s expansive, creative, Holy Presence”. –Lynn Penny, “Praying in Color”, Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Volume 13, Number 4.
     
    How Do We Pray?  Can we use colored pens and pencils to offer our prayer to God? Yes, even black pens or pencils. 
     
    This program focuses on a method of prayer first created by Sybil MacBeth.
     
    “When multiple friends and family members received ugly and scary diagnoses, she found herself exhausted by the words of her prayers and stymied by a lack of focus. One summer day, she retreated to her back porch for a session of mindless doodling with a basket of her favorite colored markers. She drew a shape, put the name of a friend inside, and added lines and color. She drew another shape with another name and added detail and color. When the page was covered with designs and names, Sybil realized she had prayed. The action of drawing was a wordless offering of friends and family into the care of God. The page of drawings became a visual reminder to pray. This was the beginning of Praying in Color. Sybil MacBeth
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- August 2021
    Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    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 ~Room or Zoom~ August 2021
    August 11, 2021 
    5:30-8:00 p.m. EST in person (dinner included)
    Or
    6:30-8:00 p.m. EST Zoom
     
    Topic:  Practice, Practice, Practice These Principles  
    Presenter: Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF
     
    “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” We’ve all heard about the tourist in NYC asking the local. “Practice, practice, practice,” was the answer. We could ask, “How do I remain conscious of God’s contact with me?” Or, “How do I live a life based on sound principles?” Or, “How do I carry the message of hope?” The answer is the same.
     In this Mini Retreat, in person AND on Zoom, we will explore ways to practice the principles of the 12 Steps on a daily basis. 
     
    For persons interested in 12 Step spirituality. 
     
    Fee:  $33.00 in person (includes dinner)
             $15.00 Zoom
             (no refunds)
    *This retreat will not be recorded*
     
    If you are registering for attending via Zoom, you will receive an email from info@franciscancentertampa.org on August 10th with the Zoom information.  
     
  • The Lectio Divina Retreat
    August 20-21, 2021
    Friday, 4:00 p.m.- Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    With Julie Saad
     
    Friday: check-in @4 p.m.; Dinner, CP Prayer & Orientation from   5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Saturday: Breakfast @8 a.m.; Prayer and (3) Teaching Conferences from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., cafeteria lunch also included in price.
    This is an in-person event.  No Zoom access.
    Maximum 30 participants. (Please feel free to wear a mask but not mandatory.)
     
    Fee: $143 Single; $133 Shared; $58 Commuter (Includes meals)
     
  • An Introduction to Spiritual Direction: Listening for God in our daily lives via Zoom
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    5:00-8:15 p.m. EST
    With:  Sister Janice Bochman, OP and
              Sister Jeanne Williams, OSF
     
    Spiritual direction is a vibrant way we can grow in a personal relationship with God. Presenters Sr. Janice Bachman, OP and Sr. Jeanne Williams, OSF will explore what happens in spiritual direction and how meeting with a spiritual director can support personal growth, clarify discernment and lead to a deepening awareness of God's presence in our daily lives. 
     
    This program will include input from the presenters, group sharing and role play, demonstrating spiritual direction, leading to a clearer understanding of what it is and what it is not. Referrals to area spiritual directors will be supported by the center staff if participants need assistance connecting with one.
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- September 2021
    Tuesday, September 14, 2021
    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 Weekend Retreat ~ Sept 2021
    September 17~19, 2021
    Friday, 5:00 p.m. ~ Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
    With: Father Tom Weston, SJ
     
    Topic to be determined
     
    Fee: $330.00 Single Room 
    Upon request only - Shared Room $315.00 per person
    (If you wish to make installments, please contact the Center)
     
    **Following the CDC guidelines, we are limiting attendance at this retreat to 40**
    Price: $330.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- October 2021
    Tuesday, October 12, 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
     
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