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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


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


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.

Delores joins Thoreau in reflecting on serenity

Thoreau Reflections Inspire Serenity

No one appreciated nature more than St. Francis of Assisi. Living in the ninth century, all creatures were his brothers and sisters.

In the 20th century, there was a man named Henry David Thoreau — a naturalist, philosopher, free thinker, author, and mystic. He wrote his fascinating thoughts on life, living, and nature in “Reflections at Walden.” His admirers were Mahatma Gandhi, President John F. Kennedy, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Throughout his lifetime, Thoreau kept almost daily records of his life and his thoughts. At Walden Pond in Massachusetts, Thoreau lived for two years in the woods, supporting himself from a small garden, building a rustic cabin, and enjoying freedom found in nature. “Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say, innocence, with nature herself.”Read More

A storm on Lake Superior inspires Jolynn

The Wisdom of Lake Superior

I love the majesty, the mystery, and the messages of Lake Superior!

As for the messages, one in particular is significant! In June, while spending a few days in a cabin in Silver City MI I experienced huge waves, violent winds and turbulent waters!! The strength of those tossed huge downed driftwood trees as though they were matchsticks! Sand, pebbles, and stones were rocked, shaped and tossed constantly. Within 50 feet of the cabin, it seemed that the waves threatened the very foundations of the cabin.

In September, while on retreat in Bayfield by the shores of Lake Superior, another 12 hours of intense wind was experienced. No fishing boats went out that day and the Madeline Island Ferry did not run at all those hours. Interestingly enough, yet pretty much Spirit led, the Scripture passage for the day was Luke 6: 47-49 which reads:Read More

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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