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.
The first Saturday in May is World Labyrinth Day! That’s when thousands around the world walk together in a moving meditation for world peace. We invite you to the Franciscan Center to walk our labyrinth at 1 p.m. on Saturday May 1 to be part of this rolling wave of peace.The event is free.
We encourage you to leave your legacy by adding a personalized paver to our pavilion. We can engrave your paver with the inscription of your choice - we suggest honoring a name, a meaningful scripture passage, an important date, the remembrance of a loved one, or a cherished memory of the Center.
Starting May 1st through May 14th, join the Franciscan Center in collecting donations of boxes of breakfast cereal as part of Feeding Tampa Bay’s Cereal for Summer program. We will be accepting donations Monday through Friday at the Franciscan Center from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. from May 1 through May 14.
"It's All About Connections," a Conscious Contact Women's Retreat, July 8 ~ 11, 2021, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. ~ Sunday, 11:30 a.m. This Conscious Contact retreat will explore some of the connections that are vital for growth in recovery. If we are to improve our consciousness of God's contact with us, then we need to be aware of all our connections- with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us.