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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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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

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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.


Helen is starting a collection

A Hot Tub Filled With Coins!

I love hearing human interest stories and while shopping before the celebration of Christmas, I heard a great one. As I checked out an item, I dug around in my purse looking for the exact change. I told the young man behind the counter that digging for change is what older folks like to do. Maybe in the case of women, they just want to lighten their purses. Since no one was waiting in line, I felt I could indulge myself. In response to my comments, the young man said that not all older people like to find the correct change and spend it, some of them save it. He then began the most incredible story.

It seems that his grandpa and grandma lived a distance away. His grandma had died earlier and when his grandpa died the relatives came to the house to go through grandpa’s belongings. They found something rather astounding. Grandma and Grandpa had a hot tub. It was covered and when they uncovered it, they discovered that Grandma and Grandpa had put all their loose change into that hot tub. Read More

Rita hears the "slow down" warning of nature

Winter Teaches Me Patience

“Winter teaches me patience.” The other day, as I was looking for a reflection on winter for the grief group I facilitate at my parish, I came upon a poem by Sister Joyce Rupp. The very first line, “winter teaches me patience,” intrigued me and made me pause to ponder. Interesting. I let this idea settle in. How does winter teach me patience?

“Walk carefully on icy sidewalks.” Yes, I cannot rush about in winter as I do other times of the year, or I risk falling and hurting myself. Even if I am in a hurry, I must walk cautiously and carefully. Slow and steady wins the race. I must be patient with the icy surfaces and plant my feet slowly and carefully, patiently moving myself from one place to another. I can become anxious and frustrated with the slowness of progress, but by being in the moment, I patiently get where I need to go. Winter teaches me patience.

“Drive slower through snarled traffic.” We’ve all been stalled, or had to move in a snail-like manner, on snowy, icy winter roads. It always seems that, when I am the most late or in need of speed, that winter weather brings me up short. Take a deep breath; be mindful of the conditions, and patiently be fully aware and mindful each moment. Winter teaches me patience.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