Operation Restore: The First Responders Post Trauma Training creates a safe, confidential environment for individuals to work through their most critical incidents and process the cumulative stress of risking their lives throughout their careers.
Since 1970, the Franciscan Center has welcomed thousands of people each year for retreats. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we continue to host anyone who seeks spiritual growth through a deeper relationship with God in a place of peace, community, healing, and joy. Learn about our history here.
We have compiled a prayer book of over 50 prayers for the second time after inviting our extended Franciscan Center family to share a favorite prayer with us. Now, our little prayer book, Tampa Bay Prays II, is available to buy right here on our website. Tampa Bay Prays II is our newest version of the beloved 2005 Tampa Bay Prays, which celebrated our 35th anniversary. And for our 50th year, we are happy to offer this treasure to the community once again.
Uncertainties of health, financial security, the environment, and social justice issues are challenging each of us in unprecedented ways. Our lives can be stressful, calling for a new look at how we respond. It is a good time to refresh, practice, and grow our resilience skills. Join us for a 90-minute interactive Zoom program, where we will explore resilience through pandemic losses and learnings, learn more about current resilience research, and begin creating powerful steps to reinforce and grow our personal resilience. Register here.