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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.


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Words!

Words!
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.                     Seng-tsu

SO MANY WORDS!  We have been so bombarded by words during this past election cycle that it has been overwhelming.  I have often felt personally assaulted, saddened, and angered by the words that have been thrown about, to the point where I don’t even want to hear another word spoken. I want to say to everyone, “Enough, enough, enough! Stop speaking and just listen. Be silent and just BE!”

Our human way is to use words/language to express our thoughts, experiences, ideas, and feelings. Our ‘monkey minds’ hop constantly from one thought, or stream of thought, to another.  Yes, there are also images in the monkey mind’s hopping about, but mostly there are just words swirling around, popping in and out, often in a very random fashion, without our being aware of the majority of them.Read More

A Sense of Thankfulness

A dear friend and I exchange birthday presents every year.  Our birthdays are within a few weeks of each other so meeting for lunch and a good visit seems very appropriate.  This year, my friend gave me a calendar in which I enjoy journaling and a pillow with the word ” thankful.”  What a great gift at this time of year when we are asked to give thanks for the many blessings we have.  And yet, in this particular year, it seems that it is difficult to give thanks due to the most divisive political election that we have experienced probably in most of our lifetime.

I have come to the conclusion that perhaps we can also give thanks for this election and the many months leading up to November 8.  Why can we give thanks?  If we claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, we have been challenged to examine what that means to us.  Do we value honesty, do we value how we can address the needs of others, are we certain that words don’t really count and can be used to hurt others?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!

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