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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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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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New Life Calls

New life is bursting out all around us – nothing can stop it now.  Even in the face of great odds and difficulties life somehow breaks forth.  We’ve all seen flowers growing through cracks in concrete and oak trees sprouting in the most unusual places.  Only we humans, it seems, are able to deny the new life waiting within us.

We are good at hiding our broken dreams and disappointments and sheltering our longings close to our hearts.  We are so good in fact, that we can usually go about our daily activities with no one ever suspecting the sorrow, unfulfilled desires and unsettledness we carry inside.  We go on day after day doing what we have always done, pretending everything is fine, but knowing deep inside we are meant for more.

It is difficult to move out of our comfort zone and change, and so we settle for less than we are.  We live a life smaller than the one our soul longs to live, smaller than the one God has planned for us.  We convince ourselves we are too old, or we don’t have enough education or money or whatever other excuse works.Read More

The Boulder and the Bolder

What could be bolder than fragile daffodils finding a way to grow and flower with a huge boulder on top of them?

The photo shows the boulder and the “bolder” that are in the circle flower garden by the front door of St. Anthony’s. It is a sight to behold a wonder of nature and an amazing marvel.

Somehow, when the boulder was placed there in summer, the daffodils were deep in the ground, invisible. What a grand surprise this spring to see the determination of those plants. So often nature reveals messages about life that are clear, dramatic and hope filled!

I can remember times in my life when a situation felt like a heavy weight had landed on top of me. Was I going to recover? Did I have any determination? Was this going to end some hopes and dreams? Yet the strong desire and determination to live and flourish came from deep inside me. This did not happen overnight, however. Just as those daffodils, dormant for all of winter, it takes time to recover, redirect and reclaim our lives.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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Some of our beautiful guest rooms