September and October Events

September and October Events

Welcome back to the Franciscan Spiritual Center. Our hearts are eager to reconnect with you and to share our lives with you again. It has been a long time. Our last live program was March 2019 and our last virtual program was April 2021. This is an inaugural...
A Mystery to Ponder

A Mystery to Ponder

 Trinity Sunday has gone and passed and I still ponder the mystery. Mysteries are perhaps something we live into more than ever understand. Two elements in Richard Rohr and Mike Morell’s book entitled The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation touched my...
Some May Surprises

Some May Surprises

I Celebrations are a part of May:  Mother’s Day, First Communions, May processions, Confirmations, Weddings, and Graduations!  How wonderful it is that we celebrate such important people or occasions that touch our hearts so dearly.  Of all the celebrations, Mother’s...
Holy Week Awakening

Holy Week Awakening

We begin Holy Week with a fickle crowd who are all gung ho on welcoming Jesus as their King and Messiah. We all know what happens to this same crowd a few days later when they’re screaming at the top of their lungs “Crucify Him, Crucify Him.” Holy Week challenges us...
Ash Wednesday – Lenten Hobo Honeymoon

Ash Wednesday – Lenten Hobo Honeymoon

As we begin Lent this year we’re faced with the devastating effects of the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia on the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters. On all our television screens and social media feeds are images of brave Ukrainians holding their own...
Valentine Blessings

Valentine Blessings

The American Heart Association tells us February is heart month.  With Valentine’s Day, hearts of all sizes and colors can be seen at every turn.   No matter how you view it, February is about hearts and the many “I love you’s” that express what the symbol heart might...