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Welcome - Upcoming Events
Franciscan Living November 2015 Calendar
Calendar of Events

Click here for calendar in PDF format

Highlight of special events coming up:

• October 3: 100th Jubilee of Secular Franciscan Fraternity in San Francisco
• October 27: Ancestors, Mentors, Heroes & Saints (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, PP $10.00/Door $15.00)
• November 12 & 16: ADVENT MINI RETREAT: Gifted & Present
• December 22: Dancing in Darkness, Remembering Light (6:00 – 7:30 PM Donation)
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
September 27
October 25
November 22
December 13

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
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26|
November 2, 9, 16, 23
December 7, 14, 21

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
June 13: Council Cards
September 12: Committee Cards*
October 10: Community Cards
October 17: Council Cards*
October 31: Companion Cards
November 14: Council Cards
December 5: Companion Cards*

*these dates are in Sonoma

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 (La Vita Francescana) - 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
September 26
October 24
November 21

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

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