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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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Resident Franciscan Community

We are still accepting applications to join the Resident Franciscan Community at St. Anthony Spirituality Center. A few spots remain as we welcome 3 Secular Franciscans into our community in July 2014. 

To learn more, please visit the RFC page.

 

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Upcoming Events

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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Cheryl breaks apart the fallacy of exclusion

Fallacy of Us Versus Them

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Recently in my Facebook feed, some friends have been expressing outrage over an internet posting somewhere at some time that showed up about a young gay man who was excommunicated from his protestant church. It was a personal letter from the pastor on behalf of their church council who voted. It explained that it meant that he would not be spending eternity in heaven with them, and they hoped that this would be a wake-up call for him to repent and convert. It was not a nice letter.

Some of my friends were tossing Christianity as a whole under the bus because of this attitude, and I was quick to defend and condemn, all in the same paragraph. “They don’t actually represent Christianity, regardless of what they say. So Christianity remains pure, holy and full of grace, while these people will have a lot to answer to when God asks them why they were so cruel and abusive to His children. Read More

Sallie ponders the unexpected

On a Day You Least Expect

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On a day you least expect a black bear rambles across your backyard and a doe pokes her head through the brush to gaze at you for a moment.
On a day you least expect the cheerful song from the treetop reveals itself as a beautiful oriole and an Indigo Bunting pays a surprise visit to the birdfeeder.

At a time you least expect the sun breaks through the clouds scattering sunbeams everywhere and the long-awaited roses burst into bloom.

On a day you least expect a friend calls, whom you haven’t thought of for a long time, and a neighbor appears at your door with freshly picked strawberries.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