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Our calendar is full of retreats designed to help you grow closer to God, creation and who you were meant to be. Peruse our listings to find the perfect retreat or event to soothe your soul or inspire your life. 

 

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Our Mission

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The St. Anthony community welcomes all seeking healing, hope and transformation through deeper connection with God, Self, Others and Creation.

We gather to embrace and grow in Franciscan Values.

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Ministry Associates Portal

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Ministry Associates support us through prayers, financial donations or volunteering. The Ministry Associates portal at sarcenter.com helps those who want to stay more closely connected to the operation of the Center keep up-to-date with the exciting plans and behind-the-scenes action. Want to know more about becoming a Ministry Associate? This is the place the start.


Jolynn finds inspiration in the Annunciation of Mary

The First Advent: Difficulties, Dilemmas, Decisions

If we were to enter the story of Annunciation to Nativity, we would discover challenging difficulties, major dilemmas, strong emotions, and faith-filled decisions! We’d discover truly daunting human experiences!

Rumor has it the an unwed, teenage girl is pregnant. She is engaged but not living with her fiance. She is puzzled and confused, but in this dilemma decides on inspiration to accept and move forward. When her fiance hears the news, he knows he is not the father, and experiences major dilemma! He respects the law and the law says that she is to be stoned to death. Can you imagine what that would be like? That seems so cruel and brutal so he decides to divorce her quietly, though he knows she’d be a single parent. However, a dream reveals to him and he decides to risk and marry her.

At the same time, the young girl hears that a childless, elderly relative is now pregnant also. What kind of dilemma is that?! The girl decides to run away from home, through risky and dangerous land to visit the woman. (How do you think her parents and fiance felt about that?) When the two women met, they experienced great joy and a deep “knowing”.Read More

Barb is preparing for Christmas a little differently

Preparing for Christmas with Simplicity in Mind

Tis the Season starting another juggling act in our lives. We are going on shopping trips, the company or family party, baking, customer gifts, Christmas cards, basketball games, extra choir practices, visits with friends.

My adult children and grandchildren were together for an October family weekend and we had a discussion questioning some of the materialism that we have in our Christmas. The biggest issue was cutting back on the many many gifts and looking more at quality time and activities we could do together. What do we want our children and grandchildren to appreciate about Christmas?

Well, this “Nana” has a tendency to overdue the buying at Christmas. So needless to say when the discussion was happening I didn’t say much, maybe feeling a little guilty as I listened to my grown children talk about our over the top Christmas gift giving traditions. We all agreed on how we were cutting back. I did find this hard to do, because of my unhealthy patterns of the past. A couple of times I had to share with my daughters these hard times.Read More

Where is St. Anthony's?

What People Are Saying About St. Anthony's next prev

  • Thank you again for the amazing weekend! The retreat was wonderful and the sacredness of these grounds is priceless. You feel the love the minute you drive in. May God Bless you all for your ministry – Abundantly!!!

  • It was my first time at a retreat-life long Catholic 63 years old ­– about time! I was sort of concerned about the silence factor and my, what a peaceful-prayerful-wonderful experience it has been. Thank you for the silence.

  • My third retreat at the St. Anthony Spirituality Center was like coming home – welcoming, safe, and prayerful. I felt cared for and could experience God’s love on many levels.

  • St. Anthony’s is a very warm, welcoming and safe haven. I love to leave the noisy world we live in and come into a world of silence. We need this time to get our focus back and become rooted again in our faith, our journey.

  • The conference was very well presented. The speakers gave me much to think about. I very much enjoyed walking on the grounds of St. Anthony's. What a beautiful place! I felt so close to God and his creation.

  • I always feel truly welcome at St. Anthony's. You all are so hospitable. The beautiful surroundings in and outside makes prayer easy. I'm going home refreshed and renewed.

  • From the minute I entered, I was welcomed and treated like I belonged here. Like I had come home. What a wonderful experience!

Views around the Center

Some of our beautiful guest rooms