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Franciscan Living June 2015 Calendar


Calendar of Events

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Sabbath Prayer

with Margie Will

Exploring a theme that changes monthly this 90 minute retreat draws upon poetry, sacred scriptures, meditative music, and silence to lead participants into quiet focus and consideration of the rich life that flourishes within.

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Monthly on a Sunday:
1:30 - 3:00 PM

2015 Dates
January 11
March 22
April 16
May 31
June 28

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality

$10.00 pre-paid
$12.00 at Door
Pre-registration is encouraged

For more information call
Margie Will at (916) 718-4797


SoulSpace Studio

with Margie Will

Drop in to nurture your spirit with a variety of art as meditation activities including, mandala making, watercolor, journaling, Zentangle® and SoulCollage® in a peaceful, meditative, creative atmosphere. Arrive when your schedule permits and stay as long as you wish.

All materials are provided.

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Monday evenings:
5:30 - 8:00 PM

2015 Dates
January 5, 12, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality
$10.00 per Session
Drop-In (registration not needed)

For more information call
Margie Will at (916) 718-4797


Introduction to SoulCollage® :
The Committee Cards
The Community Cards
The Companion Cards
The Council Cards

with Margie Will

Originated by Seena Frost, SoulCollage® is a process for accessing your intuition and creating an incredible deck of cards with deep personal meaning that will help you with life's questions and transitions. No Art experience is necessary.

Margie Will is a trained SoulCollage® facilitator since 1996.

Click here for more information about SoulCollage®.

Click here for Jan-April 2015 overview flier.


Saturday - 1 session
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2015 Winter/Spring Dates
January 10: Companion Cards
February 7: Council Cards
March 14: Committee Cards
April 11: Community Cards
May 9: Companion Card
Jun2 13: Council Cards

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality

$20.00 Pre-paid
$25.00 at Door
Includes all materials.
Pre-registration is required.

For more information call
Margie Will at (916) 718-4797


Presence Circle
Ancient Wisdom for a Current Age


Can a 13th century spiritual path make sense in the 21st Century? What does a spiritual community look like in a technological society? Is it possible to live a life of simplicity, mindfulness & peace in an age of consumerism, distraction and violence? What is a Franciscan lifestyle and how might it lead one to abundance?

Join with others who are dedicated to simple living, mindfulness, balance, simplicity and relationship with Mother Earth and all her creatures for insight, challenge and conversation on living the Franciscan lifestyle.


Monthly on a Saturday:
12:30 - 2:00 PM

2015 Gatherings
January 24
March 18
April 15
May 30
June 17

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality

No charge - Donations gladly accepted for the support of the Center

For more information call
Margie Will at (916) 718-4797 or email to welcome@franciscanliving.org


Drumming & Reiki Healing Circle

with John Ruiz

A friendly and energizing gathering where you will meet and make new friends of like interests and energy, where you can drum, chant, and share experiences from the heart that may need healing in a safe, loving and supportive environment. You will be introduced to the calm, soothing energy of Reiki and other healing traditions and given basic information as to how they work.

John is a practicing Reiki Master and teaches Reiki, Shamanism and Curanderismo, which is a form of Mexican Indigenous Spiritual and energy healing.

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Wednesday Evenings
6:30 - 9:30 PM

2015 Dates
January 21
(additional dates being scheduled)

2014 dates:
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality

Suggested Offering $15.00

For further information contact
John Ruiz at (916) 606-7774


Mandala Healing Art

with Leona McClean

Mandala Healing Art engages the imagination through the healing and grief process.

Join Leona McClean, a licensed Grief & Addiction Counselor, Interventionist, and Mandala Art Facilitator, to learn to use Mandala Art on your personal journey.


Fridays 4:00 - 5:30 PM
No sessions scheduled at this time.

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality


For further information contact
Leona McClean at (916) 479-4836
to confirm dates and times