Other ways to help!
There are many opportunities for you to support St Anthony and the mission. As they become available we will make a special note below.
St. Anthony Spirituality Center Needs YOUR help!
Dear Friends of St. Anthony’s,
Somewhere between the late evening hours of August 18th and early morning of August 19th, 2023, the peace and serenity that we call St. Anthony Spirituality Center was shattered by a thoughtless and hurtful act of theft. Just Bob’s beloved New Holland skid steer, Holly along with several other pieces of equipment were stolen from our garage. We posted our loss on Facebook, praying that someone in the area saw something and would report it to the authorities. Thank you to our friends for sharing this post, because someone did see something and reported it and guess what? EVERYTHING was recovered in one piece – everything that is except for Holly. In the process of the theft and the use thereafter our skid steer was so severely damaged that she needed to be scrapped for parts.
This loss truly stings! There is never a good time for such a loss, but this hits St. Anthony’s particularly hard as we continue to work through the financial impact of the pandemic. It has been an extreme hardship to be without such a vital piece of equipment. St. Anthony’s grounds are extensive and maintaining them is now monumentally more difficult, not to mention our long driveway and large parking lots will need to be kept clear of snow very soon. In fact, Just Bob is simply not able to do his job without a replacement of some kind. Without this much needed machinery we are in dire straits with the coming winter.
What will we replace Holly with? After much research and consideration, it was decided that a small tractor would be more versatile than another skid steer. Not only will it plow snow, but it will be much more maneuverable and allow us to take care of many large tasks all around our property.
Please open your hearts to the possibility of a donation to help us recover from this tremendous loss. Please share your generosity as the holidays approach so that we can fund the purchase of a small tractor.
If you are willing to help with this expense, you can make a donation several ways. If you click the “Donate” button above, once you enter an amount, a “Comment” field will open where you can write a note like “for tractor” or “replace Holly” so we know that is your intent for the gift. You can also mail us a check to St. Anthony Spirituality Center, 300 E. 4th St., Marathon, WI 54448. Please make a notation in the memo line that your gift supports this purchase. Or you can call our office at 715-443-2236 to charge a donation to your credit card. Or if you are in the neighborhood or here on retreat, you can bring your donation with you.
Thank you for helping us maintain St. Anthony Spirituality Center as a place of peace for the community.