Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality
We are a diverse community of pilgrims and seekers.
Rooted in the Franciscan tradition of Relationship with the earth and her creatures, we embrace all of life as gift.
With compassion and creativity, we nurture opportunities for consciously integrating the whole of human experience into the spiritual journey.
We reach out to those who are spiritually or religiously marginalized, especially by lifestyle or income.
2410 K Street, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95816
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
Franciscan Living is led by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director who collaborate in determining policy, direction, and ongoing growth within our organization . The Board is committed to spiritual inclusion, creative programming, excellence of service, and hospitable welcome to all who wish to participate in Center events and programs. We are guided by the spiritual traditions of Francis and Clare of Assisi. Their eagerness to develop a conscious connection with the earth, her creatures, and all peoples serves as a model for us today as we seek to nurture a holistic vision of familial relationship with the entire cosmos.
Located in the heart of Midtown Sacramento, the Center offers classes, discussion groups, retreats, spiritual direction and guidance to any and all who wish to journey with us.
Over a decade ago, while staffing a local faith community, I began to notice a number of people coming through our doors were identifying as "spiritual" rather than "religious". Being immensely curious, I began to ask, myself and others, what the difference might be. In those conversations a number of people expressed a sense of the Divine being bigger than any one path, a reluctance to identify with a narrowly constructed view of a Higher Power, a disconnect with institutional relevance to daily life and/or marginalization because of life-style or financial means.
As the conversations continued, I found myself wondering what if there were a place where these types of conversations, questions and insights could continue? A space where those from the mainstream and at the margins could share, on a basic human level, the need for community, support and acceptance.
Drawing upon my personal and professional experience with the Sacred, through the life and teachings of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, and with the assistance of other like-minded souls, Franciscan Living was incorporated as a 501(C)3 organization. Space was found in midtown Sacramento and we began a great adventure of something new.
Presently, we are in contact with over 450 seekers as we offer various experiences in which to 'Explore the Sacred from the Inside Out'. This work has been made possible by the generous hearts of those who have supported our work financially and though pro bono service. I invite you to join us by supporting this unfolding adventure.
Peace and all Good,
Margie Will, osf
Founder and Executive Director
-- Margie Will, osf, Executive Director