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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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Our Mission

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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.


Cheryl is going back to what she knows is true

Find What Is Most True

It has been a chaotic couple of weeks in my life, mostly internally. My emotions have been fragile and thin, and I keep getting the craving to hold a teddy bear. This tells me it is time for some self care!

What will bring me peace when peace seems so fleeting?
What will calm my nerves and ease the tension that has been holding me taut for days on end?
What will finally let me sleep peacefully?
Despite all the unknowns and trials of the physical world around me, I know that I am a child of the kingdom of God. I am under the protection and care of a very powerful God for whom my troubles are known and tended. I am also the wife of a wonderful husband who notices when I have bad days and tries to make my life better. Read More

Mary changes perspective on loving your enemies

Enemy or Neighbor?

Once during prayer at a staff meeting, the person who was supposed to read “As we hurt in the process of loving our enemies…” changed the word “enemies” to “neighbors”. So he read “As we hurt in the process of loving our neighbors…”

This change of the word “enemies” to “neighbors” caused a whole shift in awareness for me. An enemy is someone I don’t need to get close to; it’s someone who has hurt me. If I have difficulty in loving that person, this can be easily understood because of the hurt. Due to hurt, it is easy to make the enemy an object instead of a person. Taken to an extreme, in war we can kill our enemies, conquer and destroy them because of the hurt they have caused us and because we are able to view the enemy objectively rather than personally.

But shift that word “enemy” to “neighbor” and things change. 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!

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Some of our beautiful guest rooms