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Franciscan Living 2016 Calendar Coming Soon
Calendar of Events

Coming soon: calendar update in PDF format

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.

Click here for flyer.


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

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.

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


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

2016 Gatherings
now announced:

January 23: "A Time for Mercy"
Feb. 27: The Gift of Forgiveness
March 26: Finding A Small Opening
April 23: One Like Simon Peter?
May 21: Can There Be Too Much Mercy?
June 25: Shepherds Instead of Scholars
July 23: The Way of Humility
August 27: Mercy and Compassion
September 24: Living Mercy
October 22: Planting Seeds of Mercy

Location: Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality

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

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