Join us for the first of three events celebrating our Centennial

Historic Property in Marathon Celebrates 100 Years

MARATHON, Wis. –  A Centennial Kick-Off Celebration on Sun., Oct. 1 will draw crowds from around the state as Saint Anthony Spirituality Center commemorates 100 years since the land purchase by the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph in 1917.

From 1-4 p.m. the public is invited to a walking tour which will share eight outside areas of the 40-acre property along with photos, stories, displays and live reenactments. Picnic-type food will also be available for purchase, as well as souvenirs for sale. The last tour of the day begins at 3:30 p.m.

Capuchin friars and priests will be in attendance to share their stories of living and learning at St. Anthony’s when it was a friary and then a seminary.

“When the Capuchins sold St. Anthony’s in 2013, we inherited their history,” said Deacon Bryan Hilts, Director. “We hope to share the unique history of this property with many members of the public.”

Months of planning by volunteers have gone into organizing a series of three events for 2017-2019. Next summer, a celebration will honor the laying of the cornerstone on June 10, 2018. Then, on August 16-18, 2019, the final event will pay tribute to the grand opening of the St. Anthony Friary.

St. Anthony’s sits alongside the Rib River off of County HWY NN and East Fourth Street in Marathon.

Call the front office for more information. 715-443-2236.