The Franciscan Living Urban Center for Spirituality was founded in 2008 by Margie Will, OSF, a storyteller, poet, singer, retreat leader and spiritual director. During her twenty-five years of service in Roman Catholic communities, Margie heard an oft-stated wish of many church-goers for a safe space to question and explore one's relationship with the Divine, without the strictures of traditional rules and hierarchies. The Urban Center for Spirituality is that place: we welcome in and foster community among a diverse group of seekers, from the mainstream to the margins, those who seek relationship with the divine source.
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 values and 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 Sacramento, the Center for Urban Spirituality offers classes, discussion groups, retreats, spiritual direction and guidance to any and all who wish to journey with us.
Visit our website: www.FranciscanLiving.org