FSC retreat aims to help people in recovery find calm amid chaos such as pandemic

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse will offer a virtual, two-day retreat next month for men and women who are members of a 12-step fellowship and active in their recovery from alcohol or drugs.
Susan Seeby, a member of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis., will lead the sessions, titled “Finding Serenity in the Midst of Chaos,” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 16, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, via Zoom videoconferencing.
“How do we apply the 12 steps to our lives during a time when the entire world seems upside-down?” says Seeby, a member of her order’s leadership team who also is a spiritual director. “As recovering people, we are on a spiritual journey. In times like these, the 12 steps and program practices are made to keep us sane and centered.”
The retreat will focus on practical ways to apply the steps and traditions to life when unforeseen circumstances, such as the coronavirus pandemic, turn life upside-down.
The retreat cost is $75. Confidential financial assistance is available through the Norman L. Gillette Sr. Scholarship Fund. Call 608-791-5295 for more information or register online at the FSC’s website. www.FSCenter.org