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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
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- December
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    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
     
  • Blessing of the Creche ~ Live Event
    Friday, December 11th
    7:00 p.m.
    All are welcome at the Franciscan Center’s annual “Blessing of the Creche” on Friday, December 11th at 7:00 pm on the Center grounds at 3010 North Perry Avenue, Tampa. We’ll provide cookies, cider, and caroling, and we encourage guests to bring their nativity scene figurines to be blessed by the Franciscan Friars of Sacred Heart Parish in Tampa.  We also invite you to bring an unwrapped gift for mothers and infants that volunteers will deliver to the Dawning Family Services and Life Pregnancy Center in Tampa. *Masks and social distancing required*
     
    Donations will be welcome at the event
    No registration required
    Price: FREE
     
  • Boundless Compassion via Zoom ~ A Way of Life ~ Session 3
    December 12, 2020
    11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    With: Michelle Mehan, MAPT, ACC
    Topic: Compassion for Creation and Compassionate Presence
     
    The Mission Statement for Boundless Compassion is as follows: Compassion is an essential component in the transformation of a society seeking peace and harmony.  Although an innate quality, compassion often needs nurturing and development for fuller expression.  The Boundless Compassion Program seeks to inspire and encourage compassionate living in both one’s personal and professional life
     
    Perhaps you are craving this compassion as a way of life, perhaps you want to learn about compassion or perhaps you are ready to start anew.  If any of this speaks to you, this is a chance to explore, learn and be.  Each Session will talk about the topic, raise questions, encourage, and provide resources for further learning.  A digital format will present learning opportunities in a unique way; however, we will learn together.
     
    Session 3 will explores the roles we have in living compassionately with compassion. How do my choices affect creation and what can I do to make change? We will conclude with what does becoming a compassionate presence look like. How can my actions affect change?
     
    This retreat has 3 sessions that can be taken seperate or as a series.
     
    Retreatants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
     
    Fee: $45.00 series or $15.00 per session
    Price: $15.00
     
  • New Year's Eve Retreat via Zoom
    December 31, 2020
    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    With Father Tom Hartle, OFM
     
    Topic: If love is a virus….may it be a pandemic
     
    Life yesterday, today and tomorrow:  the unpredictability of life
     
    $20 or pay what you can afford. All proceeds go to support the work of the Franciscan Center. 
    (no refunds)
     
  • A Spiritual Journey To Peace via Zoom Series- Course 3: Peace at Home
    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.
     
    COURSE 3: Peace at Home
    For most of us, our home is a sanctuary and retreat center. The space we reside in is the place we seek to find the greatest solace and to rest our minds. However, unless you live alone, it is not always possible to experience such peace.
     
    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Peaceful Surroundings - January 6th
    • Peaceful Relationships - January 13th
    • Peaceful Practices - January 20th
    • Creating Peace in the Moment - January 27th
    Retreatants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
     
    Fee: $60.00 ($15.00 per session) (no refunds)
    Price: $60.00
     
  • A Spiritual Journey To Peace via Zoom Series- Course 4: Peace at Work
    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.
     
    COURSE 4: Peace at Work
    If you are still working, you likely spend more time at work than at home. While work can be stressful, employees often feel it is someone else’s job to resolve workplace issues. With that mindset, it is easy to become complacent and simply exist.
     
    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Common Challenges - February 3rd
    • Strategies for Resolution - February 10th
    • Avoiding Conflict - February 17th
    • Peaceful Communication - March 3rd
    Retreatants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
     
    Fee: $60.00 for series ($15 per session) (no refunds)
    Price: $60.00
     
  • A Spiritual Journey To Peace via Zoom Series- Course 5: Peaceful Leadership
    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.
     
    COURSE 5: Peaceful Leadership
    Being a leader in any capacity, professionally or personally, is an important role and requires knowing how to rally people to achieve objectives in the most peaceful way. Leveraging the best from each contributor is accomplished by understanding how to assess what each person can do.
     
    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Communicating Objectives - March 10th
    • Identifying Strengths - March 17th
    • Working Together Effectively - March 24th
    • Engaging and Empowering - March 31st
    Retreatants will receive the Zoom link the day before the program.
     
    Fee: $60.00 for course ($15.00 per session) (no refunds)
    Price: $60.00