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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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We are now accepting applications to join the Resident Franciscan Community at St. Anthony Spirituality Center.

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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 to soothe your soul. 

  

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Marge finds true love

Good Friday

“What’s so GOOD about it?” I remember muttering that under my breath when I was very young. I said it in response to Mom’s announcement that there would be no TV, no playing outside, and we would spend a good chunk of the afternoon at church because it was Good Friday. Not the way I wanted to spend my day off of school! At the time, the best thing I could say about Good Friday was it was only two more days to Easter which meant candy in our Easter baskets and desserts again after supper. A child’s perspective is often limited to “What’s in it for me?”

Even as a teenager, my understanding of Good Friday didn’t change much. Eventually I recognized that it was less about my suffering and more about Christ’s suffering. But since it seemed to be all about shame and suffering I still didn’t get why anyone would call it “Good”.Read More

Rita lets the light penetrate the darkness

Paschal Mystery

Paschal Mystery

I willingly pull the shroud of darkness around myself. I fold it tightly around me so no light, no love, no joy can seep through to touch me. I huddle in the dark cave, allowing my fears and burdens to grow heavier and heavier, weighing me down, pushing me deeper into the cave’s dark recesses.

At first, it seems a haven. I am alone; no one, nothing, can reach me here. I can wallow in my darkness ~ the regrets, the loneliness, the disappointments, the sadness, the burdens, the failures. I can refuse to let even the smallest ray of light break into my shroud. I have all the cracks sealed tightly to shut out any light.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