The Franciscan Spirituality Center will launch a new nine-week series designed to help families come together, reduce stress and develop self-awareness, resilience and gratitude.

“Living Calm in the Chaos: A Family Series Developing Mindfulness and Presence” will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 7 through March 4. Trish Johnson and Sensei Paul Kisho Stern of Manitou Center in Winona, Minn., will lead age-appropriate and experiential practices such as mindful breathing, qi gong, yoga, walking the labyrinth and body scanning.

This program is for youths ages 7 to 12 and their families. Child care will be provided. Cost for the series is $100 per family, and dinner is included each week. If cost is a barrier, scholarships are available.

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“We will discuss various ways of expressing ourselves, managing our personal and family lives, and being present to each other,” said FSC program coordinator Jean Pagliaro.

Advance registration is required; call 608-791-5295 or visit www.FSCenter.org.

The Franciscan Spirituality Center, 920 Market St., is a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and welcomes all, regardless of religious affiliation or background.

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For some odd reason I always assumed the Sisters were a Catholic religious order.

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