What does it mean to be Franciscan? 

Franciscan means the person or organization follows the life and teaching of St. Francis, a 13th Century follower of Jesus and founder of the Franciscan religious orders.  Franciscans delight in creation, believe in a loving God and seek to be instruments of peace.The Franciscan Spiritual Center welcomes persons of all faiths or no faith to their its programs.


What’s included in the Moneyback Guarantee?

We will refund 100% of your money up to 7 days before the first retreat.  We will refund your money, minus the costs of the retreat center if you cancel after the first retreat.


Who typically attends Spark?​

Spark is for leaders who desire a soft heart and a clear mind. Using a cohort model and an interdisciplinary curriculum, Spark attracts leaders in education, business, non-profits, and faith communities. 


Can I get CEU’s for participating? 

Spark offers to clergy and others who need them certificates of continuing education.  Spark offers  4.5 units.



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PAY for Spiritual Direction

in Aston, PA

Franciscan Spiritual Center

2512 SE Monroe St - Milwaukie, Oregon 97222

Phone: 503-794-8542      Email: info@francisspctr.com

OPEN Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm