Mar
20
Mon
Prosopon School Of Iconology-Dmitrii and Tatiana Berestova-Icon Painting @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm

iconStudents are introduced to the practical and theoretical aspects of icon writing. Interpretations of iconographic symbolism and the theological and anthropological basis of each step of the process are presented in parallel to the technical instruction. By the end of an intensive workshop, the beginner completes writing of an icon. No artistic experience is required of the beginning student.  The Prosopon School does not hold the preparation of professional icon writers as its foremost purpose, although such a possibility is not excluded. The main goal of study is rather to cultivate a clearer consciousness of the Image of God according to which man was created. The student is (re)introduced to the teaching of the Church through the language of line, light, and color. Notions are drawn from Scripture, Tradition, and Patristic thought. Through the visual language of the icon, the student may move toward a better vision of the self, the world, and the Divine. By writing an icon, the student works toward the reestablishment of the original untarnished condition of man’s image in a disciplined way.”

The cost for returning students is $100 less than for the beginning students since the returning students will be bringing their own boards with the gilding completed before the class.

Website:  http://www.prosoponschool.org/

Mar
24
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Mar
29
Wed
The Way of the Cross @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Jim Wisnewski for an in depth look at Jesus’ journey to the cross.  He’ll begin with an examination of the historical events of the suffering of Jesus, then an application to our circumstances today and conclude with a prayer connected to each event.

Jim Wisnewski or Mr. Jim as he is called by thousands of Catholic Central High School students, taught art there for forty years as well as serving as an adjunct professor at Aquinas for 14 years. He has authored two books and has created many two and three-dimensional art pieces over the year. He has had paintings or sculptures in ArtPrize for seven years and has his work at a variety of area churches. Although sculpture is his specialty, he is also adept at oil and acrylic painting, pastels and creating jewelry.

Cost: $25

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Mar
31
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.

Apr
4
Tue
The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Enter the Easter Mystery through a historical look at the custom of Polish egg decorating. Watch a demonstration and practice decorating your own eggs. Please bring a half dozen hard boiled eggs.

Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE, has always been very proud of her Polish heritage. Her parents included many of the beloved traditions in daily life, especially those involving food. Their parish, Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland, WI was known as the “Polish Parish,” thus the rich hymnody, especially the Polish Kolendy (Christmas Carols) of this culture was an in important part of worship and family life. In a similar way, the symbols used to decorate eggs at Easter carried a faith message to all.

Cost: $15

Apr
5
Wed
The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Enter the Easter Mystery through a historical look at the custom of Polish egg decorating. Watch a demonstration and practice decorating your own eggs. Please bring a half dozen hard boiled eggs.

Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE, has always been very proud of her Polish heritage. Her parents included many of the beloved traditions in daily life, especially those involving food. Their parish, Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland, WI was known as the “Polish Parish,” thus the rich hymnody, especially the Polish Kolendy (Christmas Carols) of this culture was an in important part of worship and family life. In a similar way, the symbols used to decorate eggs at Easter carried a faith message to all

Cost: $15

Lent 2017 @ Lowell Campus
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lowell Campus

lent-lunch1-smLenten Lunches – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunches include soups donated by area restaurants, bread baked by our Franciscan volunteers, and applesauce made from apples grown on our farm. A Lenten prayer will be offered at 12:45.  Donations appreciated. Listed below is the menu for 2017:

March 8.  Applause Catering, Cheesy Broccoli
March 15. Kitchen Sage, Potato Soup / Irish Stew
March 22. Schnitz of Ada, Mexican Chicken Chili
March 29. GRCC Culinary Program, Beef Barley
April 5.      Vitale’s of Ada, Minestrone

Lenten Speaker Series – Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5, 2017

March 8 –  The Art of Forgiveness,  Mary and Larry Gerbens

March 15 – O, Crux Ave – Music under the Cross, Jane VanHouten

March 22 – Lenten Fridays Aren’t all about Fish, Fr. Ron Hutchinson

March 29 – The Way of the Cross, Jim Wisnewski

April 4 or 5 – The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery, Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE
April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 5, 10:00 a.m. – Noon
April 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

The Polish Decorated Egg: Symbol of the Easter Mystery @ Franciscan Life Process Center - Lowell Campus
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enter the Easter Mystery through a historical look at the custom of Polish egg decorating. Watch a demonstration and practice decorating your own eggs. Please bring a half dozen hard boiled eggs.

Sister Mary Margaret Delaski, FSE, has always been very proud of her Polish heritage. Her parents included many of the beloved traditions in daily life, especially those involving food. Their parish, Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland, WI was known as the “Polish Parish,” thus the rich hymnody, especially the Polish Kolendy (Christmas Carols) of this culture was an in important part of worship and family life. In a similar way, the symbols used to decorate eggs at Easter carried a faith message to all.

Cost: $15.00

Apr
7
Fri
Franciscan Friends @ Lowell Campus
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you good at sewing, quilting, knitting or crocheting?  If so, we would love to have you join us for a time of friendship and creating beautiful things that benefit children and adults in need.  We meet every Friday morning from 9:30 AM – noon.  This group has no cost.