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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.


Friends of St. Anthony's offer reflections

New Possibilities If We Dare

Several days ago I noticed a small branch of a tree lying by the side of the road.  I passed it by often on my morning walks until one day I was drawn to it and felt compelled to pick it up.

It was no more than twelve inches long with a shorter six inch piece protruding from it.  I immediately saw it as the shape of the letter Y.  I held in it my hand at an angle so that the Y was prominent.  It resembled the typical crotch of a tree branch.

But that is not the only way of looking at the branch or at life for that matter.  When I turned the small branch, with my hand holding the shorter part, then I saw what resembled the letter T only with a longer top than what we are accustomed to.  It reminded me of the end of a road with a decision to turn left or turn right – a crossroad but without the option of continuing on in the same direction from which I came.  A decision or choice must be made.  What direction do I proceed now?  Left?  Right?  Or go back the way I came, which is usually not a good idea.Read More

Faith like a buried acorn

We have a great number of squirrels around our home.  Of course you know what squirrels do in the fall.  They hide as many acorns as they can for use during the long winter months.  How do they remember where they are?  I guess they go by smell. Many of the acorns that they bury, however, are never found so when spring comes we see small oaks everywhere.  It has been our practice to transplant a few of these tiny oaks into pots.  We bring them up north to plant on the hunting land which does not have many oaks.

Oaks take a long time to grow and as we grow older I sometimes wonder why we are doing this activity.  The walk in the woods is nice but really, planting oaks that we will never see come to full growth? Of course we say that it is for the grandchildren and this is true.  If you are the kind of person who wants results quickly, it might seem like a rather pointless activity.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