Retreats and Programs


Lent: The Road to the Resurrection ~ Deepening Our Spiritual Practices via Zoom March 23
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. ~ 12:00 p.m.
Presented by: Maureen Connors, Ph.D.
"Superficiality is the curse of our age…. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.”  -Richard Foster, Celebration of Discipline
March 23:  Using Our Creativity as a Spiritual Practice:  Let’s Explore New Ways to Pray.             
. . . 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.
**Materials Needed for March 23: Plan to have pencils, crayons or colored pens, and paper available for these programs.**
Suggested fee $10.00 or pay what you can afford.  All proceeds go to support the work of the Franciscan Center (no refunds)
Maureen Connors, Ph.D., serves as a spiritual companion, retreat leader and meeting facilitator and lover of stories with several assisted living clients.  Maureen is the former Co-Director of Programs at the Center where she has offered numerous programs over the years. As an octogenarian, she is facing the challenge of last third of life issues and trying to do it with grace and courage!