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Episode #8 - The Rosary: A Significant
Part Of The Faith Tradition

Father Don Farnan reflects upon the rosary, a Catholic devotional prayer that has a significant place in the faith tradition of many families. He shares historical aspects of its development over time and its connection to other religions that embrace prayer beads as a means for connecting to divine realms as we maneuver through the challenges and mysteries of daily living. Mary, the mother of Jesus, the central figure of the rosary, maintains a special honor for many Catholics and serves as an example for people seeking to surrender to God’s will.


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Welcome to the Farnan Spirituality Center (FSC) website! “Welcome” means to come and be made well. It is my hope that you will be made well—or that your life is enhanced—by a closer walk with the Good Lord. Spiritual encounters, from group retreats or discussions to one-on-one counsel or direction, are good ways to strengthen our relationship with God and, subsequently, with others.

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"In the end, these things are only required: that you act justly, that you love tenderly, and that you walk humbly with the Lord."

The Prophet Micah

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Join us on April 7 as we leap into Spring with a day of prayer and yoga! Hosted by the Farnan Spirituality Center in partnership with Avila University (11901 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64145). Admission is FREE.

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Spring Retreat and Spiritual Stretch at Avila University on April 7, 2024

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"I truly appreciate the use of musical references and other writings which you often use. I have been blessed to have attended small dinners and discussions where you have often used these same references to engage attendees. It always has left me with soul searching and a path to answering some very deep questions. Thank you for providing some more stepping stones."
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