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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.
     
     
     
  • Centering Prayer- June ~ December 2021
    Tuesdays, June ~ December 2021
    Starts, June 1 ~ December 28, 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
     
    **You only need to sign up once to receive the Zoom link each week**
    Price: FREE
     
  • 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: Expressive Arts as Prayer via Zoom
    Monday, October 11, 2021
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by:  Vicki Knight
     
    Come experience a creative encounter through expressive art as prayer.  Included is an introduction to the process of expressive art.  A prayer reflection/guided meditation, art making time, music, reflective writing, small group witnessing and sharing, large group sharing.  Take away a visible tangible felt experience of your quality time with God and each other.  All are welcome. No previous art-making experience is needed or required.
     
    Suggested Materials and Supplies: any of the following
    Watercolors, Oil pastels, Acrylic Paints, cut out images from magazines, scissors, glue, or anything you feel you would enjoy using for creating art.  I suggest at least 9X12 inch Mixed Media Paper or mixed media art Journal. And a writing notebook.
     
    Fee: $20.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $20.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom- October 2021
    Tuesday, October 12, 2021
    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Facilitated by:  Tim Flood
     
    The Enneagram 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- Good Grief - Oct 2021
    Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    6:30-8:00 p.m. EST
     
    With: Sister Cathy Cahill, OSF
    Topic: Good Grief
     
    Everyone experiences loss in life.  It is part of the human experience, common to all and unique to each of us. In this mini retreat we will examine grief through the lens of the Step Eleven. 
     
    For persons interested in 12 Step spirituality. 
     
     
    Suggested Fee:  $15.00 or pay what you can afford.  All proceeds go to the Franciscan Center.
    (no refunds)
    *This retreat will not be recorded
     
    You will receive an email from info@franciscancentertampa.org on October 26th with the Zoom information. 
     
  • Mindfulness and Spirituality via Zoom
    Thursday, October 28, 2021
    2:00-3:30 p.m.
    With Daniel Francis
     
    Happily, mindfulness has become mainstream in the last number of years.  From corporate offices to professional athletes, many people now understand its emotional, psychological and even physical benefits.  However, there is more... because mindfulness can also invite us to clarify, strengthen and eventually deepen our spirituality.  
    This program will consider:
      • the similarities and differences between meditation and mindfulness
      • how mindfulness works and what it cannot do
      • how mindfulness intersects with spirituality
      • takeaways for a deeper spirituality that, in turn, enhances mindfulness
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
  • Monthly Enneagram via Zoom - November 2021
    Tuesday, November 9, 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
     
  • Men's Conscious Contact Weekend Retreat- Step 11
    November 26-28, 2021
    Friday, 5:00 p.m. - Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
    Presenter: Fr. Emmet Murphy, OFM
     
    In Step Eleven we learn the principle of spiritual awareness as we turned our attention to the practices of prayer and meditation. We practice this principle by seeking an awareness of God’s presence in all our affairs and by continuing to nurture our spiritual sensitivity through prayer and meditation. There will be opportunities for discussion, rest, and fellowship on the Center grounds. The retreat is for men in 12 Step Recovery programs.
    Come away and rest a while!
     
    Fee:  Single Room $330.00, Shared Room $315.00 (Includes room and meals)
     
    Register early with a non-refundable deposit of $100.00.  Balance due November 1st.
     
  • An Advent Journey with Luke: Preparing Our Hearts for God via Zoom
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    With Bob Griffiths
     
    Thomas Merton reminds us that God's presence in the world in human form depends, in some measure, upon us: "We cannot change the mystery of the Incarnation, but we can decide whether we ourselves shall become consecrated by His presence and transfigured in its light." We join together in this retreat to prepare our hearts and minds and souls for the birth of God’s son - and for His incarnation in each of us, and how we may manifest His goodness and promise to the world around us.
     
    Fee: $15.00 (no refunds)
    Price: $15.00
     
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