1/5/2013 3:37:00 PM Artistry, faith sharing fostered at spiritual center
Women of the Spirit photo
French nuns prepare to set out for North Dakota in 1902. The photo is part of “Women of the Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America,” a documentary to air at Franciscan Spiritual Center Jan. 26.
MILWAUKIE — The Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie has a full schedule set for January. Here are some of the highlights:
• On first Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., a group meets to support each other in artistic creativity and the faith journey. "We are creating a community where not only do we get to know each other’s work, but we honor each person’s spiritual path as expressed through that work," says facilitator Carolyn Wilhelm.
• A "Sacred Circle" of men and women meets to share faith at 7 p.m. Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, March 12 and March 26. Participants speak of their beliefs, fears, feelings, hopes and dreams in an environment without judgment, criticism and questioning.
• Unpaid family caregivers can learn to take care of themselves while helping a relative or friend with a chronic illness at sessions set for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays Jan. 23 through Feb. 27. They learn to reduce personal stress, communicate needs, deal with difficult emotions and make tough caregiving decisions.
• For those curious about the impact of women religious in the U.S., the center will show the documentary “Women of the Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
The center is located at 6902 SE Lake Rd, Suite 300, Milwaukie. For more information, call 503-794-8542.