THE AMERICAN PROPHETS SERIES | January 27th, February 10, and April 7, 2022 | 6:30 - 8:00pm

The American Prophets Series

Presented by Tony Pichler

 

 

Sometimes we think of prophets as only appearing in the Scriptures, particularly the Old Testament. However, there are prophets living among us today. This series will explore the lives of five American prophets, men and women who influenced the spirituality and social consciousness of the United States of the 20th century up until our present day.  The lives of Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Henri Nouwen will be explored in this three-part series.

January 27:  Thomas Merton—One of the most influential spiritual voices of the 20th century, Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk from Gethsemane Abbey in Kentucky, wrote countless books and articles on the intersection of spirituality and the world. If there was a Mount Rushmore of spiritual leaders in the United States since its founding, Thomas Merton would be one of the four faces on it!

February 10:  Dorothy Day—When Pope Francis addressed the U.S. Congress in 2015, he named Dorothy Day as one of the four most influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century. Along with Peter Maurin, Dorothy Day started the Catholic Worker Movement, centering her activity on Houses of Hospitality and the Catholic Worker newspaper, both of which continue to thrive nearly 90 years after their founding.

April 7:  Abraham Joshua Heschel, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Henri Nouwen—In the Old Testament there are Major Prophets and Minor Prophets.  Some may say that these three spiritual figures are minor prophets compared to the notoriety that Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day have received.  However, Heschel, Hamer and Nouwen have each contributed in his or her own unique way to the American spiritual experience. What do a rabbi, an African American civil rights activist, and an author/educator who lived in a home for developmentally disabled adults have in common?  They have each touched our lives in countless ways, sometimes without our even knowing.

 

Tony Pichler has served the Church in various capacities for 35 years, currently as the Mission Outreach Director for Resurrection Parish in Allouez, WI.  He has also served as Director of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey before it closed due to COVID-19, the Director for Lay Ministry Formation and the Consultant for Youth and Young Adult Ministry both for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Tony holds a BA in Theology from St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN and an MTS degree with a specialization in Parish Business Administration from St. Norbert College, DePere. Tony is an adjunct faculty member of St. Norbert College, DePere, where he is presently teaching a course entitled Ministry Internship. He is co-founder of St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter, the Micah Center, and Whatsoever You Do, Inc.  Tony and his wife, Janine, have two children, Andy and Meagan, and one grandchild, Jack.

 

This series with be offered both in-person and via Zoom

 

 

Cost: Free Will Offering

 

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

JANUARY SILENT THEME RETREAT: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | January 28-30, 2022

JANUARY SILENT THEME RETREAT

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths

 

Presented by:

 Fr. Frank Corradi, Fr. Aaron Devett, Lee Ann Niebuhr, Elizabeth Schussler, and Rita Simon

 

We have all been moving through dramatic and incredibly challenging times this year. Perhaps this upheaval in our “normal” lives has called you to reevaluate what is really important in your life and what, at the core, really matters. Let us explore how the gift of dark times, when we are drawn to go deeply into silence with deep listening, allows the Spirit to lead us to new life and transformation.

At all three sessions, check-in will begin at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreats will conclude after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 28 participants! Register early!

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

Cost $200

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

CREATE AND PRAY WITH ART | February 4-5, 2022

CREATE AND PRAY WITH ART

Presented by Rev. Tammy Barthels

 

 

This retreat will be spent discovering creative ways to express your spirit and connect with the Divine.

Participants will have the opportunity to paint their own prayer stone, and to design a collage “Soul Board” that will assist them in remembering what is important on their spiritual journey. We will also spend time in reflection and prayer.

No art experience or special talent needed, just a desire to be present and reconnect with your inner spirit. Materials will be provided.

 

 

Rev. Tammy Barthels has been a spiritual director/companion since 2005 when she completed a 3 year certificate program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in LaCrosse, WI. She also has been an affiliate with the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) since 1997. Rev. Tammy feels continually called by God to deepen her spirituality and ministry to others. In 2015, she received a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Wartburg Theological Seminary and was called as a Minister of Word and Sacrament to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA ). Her passion is to walk with others on their spiritual journey, companioning them as they seek a deeper spiritual awakening.  She is also a retreat director, offering retreats on creativity, spirituality, and self-care.

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes at 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Cost: $115

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options.

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

AFTERNOON FOR LOVERS: Curing the Fear of Forever: Little Steps for a Quality Relationship/Marriage | February 13, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00pm

Afternoon For Lovers:

Curing the Fear of Forever: Little Steps for a Quality Relationship/Marriage

 

Presented by Dakota Kaiser, PhD and Rachel Sheldon, MA, LPP, NCC

 

Pope Francis addressed a young couple’s fear that lifelong fidelity was too challenging by sharing that the “cure” for “this fear of the forever” was “little steps, steps of shared growth.” He emphasized that a marriage is not successful just because it endures, but that “quality matters.”

Join local married couple and psychotherapists, Dakota Kaiser, PhD and Rachel Sheldon, MA, LPP, NCC in an evening jam-packed with tools and activities to help take the “little steps” in building an epic relationship. Relationships are hard, life is complicated, and no one is perfect; any couple looking to grow or improve their relationship will walk away with something to talk about.

This retreat runs from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. 

 

Cost: $65 PER COUPLE

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

SILENT LENTEN WEEKEND / DAY OF PRAYER | March 4-6, 2022 OR March 13, 2022 | 9:30am - 4:00pm

Silent Lenten Weekend Retreat or Day of Prayer 

 

SILENT LENTEN WEEKEND OF PRAYER RETREAT
MARCH 11-13 2022

Check-in: 3:00 pm    Orientation at 5:45   Supper: 6:00    Departure: Sunday 4:00 pm 
Retreat participants are automatically included in Sunday’s Day of Prayer

In this time together, we will be praying with the Gospel stories of the Lenten Season. Each session will have its own Gospel story as the focus and will be paired with a specific prayer experience to help us go deeper into the Gospel message for each of us. These prayer experiences include Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, Ignatian Imaginative Prayer, and the Daily Examen. Each prayer practice will be described and its history shared. These contemplative forms of prayer can bring us deeper into the Gospel stories and the mystery of the season.

Candace is a Resident Volunteer at St. Anthony’s and has a background in Spiritual Direction and retreat work.  For more information, see www.sarcenter.com.

Cost: $210                                                     Presenter: Candace Bahr

 

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SILENT LENTEN DAY OF PRAYER ONLY
SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Registration begins at 9:30 am.
The program runs from 10:00 am– 4:00pm and will include Liturgy of the Word and the noon meal.

Our day of prayer will include delving into two of the Gospel stories of the Lenten Season. Each Gospel story will have dedicated time for hearing and reflecting on the Gospel message and will be accompanied by a specific contemplative prayer practice. Our day includes lunch as well as Adoration, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Mass.

Candace is a Resident Volunteer at St. Anthony’s and has a background in Spiritual Direction and retreat work.  For more information, see www.sarcenter.com.

Cost: $65                                          Presenter: Candace Bahr                                 Celebrant: Fr. Al Burkhardt                               

 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

 

If you cannot attend but are interested in content, please contact us about virtual options.

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

MEN'S SILENT RETREAT | March 18-20, 2022

Men’s Silent Retreat


Presented by Fr. Michael John Groark, OFM Cap.

and Fr. Vito Martinez, OFM Cap.

 

In our baptism, as the priest anoints the individual with the holy Chrism, he prays… “As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet and King, so may you live always as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life.”   As we continue our Lenten journey, we will spend some time in silence and prayer as we try to shake off our spiritual amnesia and remember our baptismal identities as men in the modern world.

Fr. Michael Joseph Groark, OFM Cap. is a Capuchin Franciscan friar who is currently stationed in Chicago, and serves as the vocation director for his province. He spent the last year as a missionary at St. Labre Indian school as the campus minister and serving the Crow and Northern Cheyenne tribes.

Fr. Vito Martinez, OFM Cap. is a Capuchin Franciscan friar who joined religious life at age 33. He participated in the Vatican Bloggers’ Convention and since then has offered his assistance to churches and ministries in the Chicago area. Currently he serves the Capuchin Province as the Director of Communications.

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR: Lenten Weekly Dialogue on Who my Neighbor is and Pope Francis' 'Fratelli Tutti' | Thursdays February 24 - March 31

Who is My Neighbor

Lenten Weekly Dialogue on Who My Neighbor is and Pope Francis’ ‘Fratelli Tutti’

Facilitated by Adele DiNatale-Svetnicka

 

Thursdays 9:30 – 11:00 am In-Person & Virtual 

                   6:30 –   8:00 pm In-Person & Virtual


February 24, 2022 Intro & Ch. 1: Dark Clouds over a Closed World

March 3, 2022 Ch 2: A Stranger on the Road

March 10, 2022 Ch 3 & 4: An Open World and An Open Heart

March 17, 2022 Ch 5: A Better Kind of Politics

March 24, 2022 Ch 6: Dialogue and Friendship in Society

March 31, 2022 Ch 7 & 8: Paths of Renewed Encounter and
Religion at the Service of Fraternity in our World


Do you long for the opportunity to have deep and meaningful conversations with others even though there are divergent beliefs? This weekly dialogue is open to anyone and everyone. In fact, we welcome a group with diverse thoughts and beliefs in politics and religion! All will be heard; respectful dialogue and discussion will be practiced. We will use the reading guide On Fraternity and Social Friendship to Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti which offers synopses of key points. Reading or having the original document Fratelli Tutti is not necessary (St Anthony’s group leader will have a copy if needed). 


Adele DiNatale-Svetnicka has been the Retreat and Program Coordinator since May 2021. Adele brings twelve years of parish ministry with her including creating, presenting and coordinating retreats. She was active in the Superior diocese’s professional organization for catechetical leaders, SUMMIT, as well as one of its representatives to the state’s professional Board, WDREF. She also is an FSPA affiliate (Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration).

Free Will Offering

 

To register, call 715-443-2236 OR e-mail info@sarcenter.com

SILENT RETREAT ON SPIRITUAL ART | March 25-27, 2022

Silent Retreat on Spiritual Art

Presented by Ruth Hoenick

 

 

Spend a weekend exploring your heart and soul through visual arts and/or creative writing. We’ll begin by creating a group and individual nesting poem, encouraging a connection with you and the divine within you. We will observe how your questions, feelings and the divine surprise and delight you. This weekend will be a time of silence, reflection and creation. Absolutely no art or writing experience is necessary! This is about the process, not the product. Come! Be curious. Try something different as you experience the Holy Mystery’s presence in your life and your creations.

Ruth Hoenick is a Spiritual Companion in the Slinger/Hartford, WI area and facilitates retreats throughout the United States. Ruth is actively involved in group and one-on-one spiritual guidance to support those seeking a more spiritual life.  She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Ruth is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh and retreat coordinator. Her background includes 30+ years in
education of children and adults.  Ruth is a spiritual companion who brings the gifts of respectful listening and honest presence to individuals who desire courageous exploration of their sacred journeys.

**Please bring the following supplies if you have them available: Journal, old magazines if they have some, comfortable clothing.

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks
will be available for those who do not have their own.

If you cannot attend in-person but are interested in content, please contact us about virtual options.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

A TIME TO HEAL | March 25-27, 2022

A TIME TO HEAL:

March 25-27, 2022

ONE WEEKEND — TWO OPTIONS

 Some talks and activities will be combined, others will be specific to each retreat

 

Where There is Despair, Hope with Catherine Kuschel

OR

Moving through Grief into Gratitude with Sue Soriano 

 

 

 

Where There is Despair, Hope

When a spouse or significant other, child, relative, friend, work colleague or even an acquaintance dies by suicide, a trail of unanswered questions and pain remains. This uncertainty and sorrow make it difficult, if not seemingly impossible, for those left behind to come to resolution of the death of their loved ones. The grief and healing process will be addressed at this retreat through an exploration of the spiritual, theological, and psychological dimensions surrounding recovery after a death by suicide. Participants in this retreat will have opportunities to engage in quiet reflection as well as to make connections with others who have lost a loved one to suicide. Prayer services, including a service of remembrance and healing for those who have been lost to us, will be a part of the weekend.

Rev. Catherine Kuschel, M. Div, MAC, LPCC, LADC, is a licensed mental health therapist and drug and alcohol counselor in the State of Minnesota, where she works at a residential treatment facility for women suffering from the co-occurring conditions of drug addiction and mental illness. She has experience working with persons on both sides of the suicide issue: those who have attempted and survived and those who have been left behind by someone who died by suicide. Catherine is also an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, serving a small congregation in New Richmond, WI, and is a trained spiritual director.

Friday: Check-In: 3:00pm, Orientation: 5:45pm, Supper: 6:00pm; Sunday Departure: After Lunch         $210

 

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Moving through Grief into Gratitude 

To love someone includes not only the willingness to know and be changed by that love but also the possibility of losing that love. Grief is the heart’s response to loss – of course there will be challenges.  It is human nature to avoid change and now we are faced with this terrible pain and sorrow that disrupts our life and patterns of living. We want so desperately to return to the way it was. The great wisdom is not to move away from the sorrow and changes but to lean into it – to listen to the questions that arise and to honor the importance of the journey. This retreat is designed to help us make space for our feelings and to recover our bearings after the loss of a partner. The goal is to be able to rejoice in the life we shared and to honor that life with gratitude

 

Susan Soriano has worked in ministry for many years. She is a retired director of faith formation and pastoral minister and was a member of the extended preaching team at St. Anthony’s. She is a graduate of the Diocesan Lay Formation and Leader of Prayer programs and earned a certificate in Servant Leadership through Viterbo University. Susan enjoyed married life for many years and is mother to five children. Having lost a spouse, she  believes in the importance of knowing that we are not alone in our grief and that we can help one another heal through shared experiences and insights. 

Weekend Retreat (Friday 5:45 to Sun. noon) $210;      Saturday only option: 8:30am – 4:00pm  $70.00

 

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
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If you cannot attend in-person but are interested in content, please contact us about virtual options.

 

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

THE SANCTUARY OF SILENCE: An Introduction to Silent Retreats | April 1-3, 2022

The Sanctuary of Silence: An Introduction to Silent Retreats

Presented by various Spiritual Directors

 

This retreat is an invitation to experience silence in a variety of activities and prayer forms; an invitation to slow down. It is a time for relaxation, contemplation, wonder and prayer. This can also be a retreat to reflect and ponder what exactly silence means for you.

Silence isn’t the end; it’s the means. The absence of silence from our culture isn’t a small thing. “It’s the crisis of our age, the loss of the interior of our lives.” For most people, “It’s like trying to make a U-turn at rush hour. We’re caught up in the momentum of the perceived urgency of the next thing.”

Silence can be challenging for some people. If it is a new and unfamiliar experience, retreat silence can be confusing. Most people however, come to cherish the silence of retreat. Even those who are intimidated by it in the beginning often find such peace in the silence that they are reluctant to give it up at the end. As people become aware of its richness, they come to look forward to silence rather than fear it.

There will be several Spiritual Directors presenting throughout the weekend, inviting you to look at your relationship with silence; through creative art, centering prayer, music and personal reflections and journaling.

We will be offering an opportunity for individual 15 minute one-to-one conversation with trained spiritual companions for anyone who chooses. Spiritual Companionship is the rich and ancient practice of accompanying the other on their spiritual life’s journey. Saturday evening there will be a sharing session for all who choose to participate.

Presented by the Sacred Huddle. Presenters include Reverend Tammy Barthels, Rae Ann Thomas and Terri Sersch. The Sacred Huddle is a diverse group of trained and certified Spiritual Directors and Companions who serve our St. Anthony’s community and greater Wisconsin.  More info can be found at https://sarcenter.com/spiritual-direction/

Check-in: 3:30-5:30, Supper: 6:00, Orientation and Introduction: 7:00 
 Departure: Sunday after the noon meal

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

PALM SUNDAY SILENT THEME RETREAT (Women Only): Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives | April 8-10, 2022

PALM SUNDAY WOMEN’S SILENT THEME RETREAT

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in Our Lives: Upheaval, Deep Listening, New Paths

 

Presented by:

 Fr. Frank Corradi, Fr. Aaron Devett, Lee Ann Niebuhr, Elizabeth Schussler, and Rita Simon

 

 

We have all been moving through dramatic and incredibly challenging times this year. Perhaps this upheaval in our “normal” lives has called you to reevaluate what is really important in your life and what, at the core, really matters. Let us explore how the gift of dark times, when we are drawn to go deeply into silence with deep listening, allows the Spirit to lead us to new life and transformation.

Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat will conclude after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

All sessions are limited to 28 participants! Register early!

Guests will be asked to wear a mask or face covering in common areas except at mealtimes.
We strongly encourage each guest to bring his/her own face covering; however, a limited number of masks will be available for those who do not have their own.

 

Cost $200

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

PILGRIM CHURCH, PILGRIM PEOPLE | Wednesdays April 20 - May 25 | 1:30 - 3:00pm

Pilgrim Church, Pilgrim People:

A Spirituality for the Way

WEDNESDAYS FROM APRIL 20- MAY 25       1:30 – 3:00 PM

 

DVD Series by Fr. Dan Crosby
Facilitated by Marge Lindell

 

We, along with the entire Church, are always pilgrims, always on the way, never able to say we have fully arrived, and never in full possession of the truth. We travel this “way” in a long line of pilgrims—from Abraham and Sarah down to our own times, when “pilgrimages” have taken on new importance. In a sense, even Jesus was a pilgrim when He came to be one of us.

But what does it mean to live as a pilgrim, knowing you never arrive and are never able to settle in completely? Join us as we listen to the recorded presentations of Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap., on what it means to be a pilgrim in our modern world. This six session series is perfect for those looking for a fuller spirituality as they travel along the Way of Christ, and the discussion will be facilitated by Marge Lindell, a resident and volunteer at St. Anthony’s.

Follow Jesus on His Way in this remarkable course on Wednesdays from 1:30-3 pm, beginning April 20, 2022 and continuing weekly through May 25.  Participants may join the discussion in person or via Zoom.  There is no charge for this program but free will offerings are gratefully accepted.

 

Free Will Offering

To register, call 715-443-2236 or e-mail info@sarcenter.com

EARTH DAY | April 22-23, 2022

Earth Day

Presented by Sr. Roselyn Heil

Earth Day is a universal call to pause and consider how our beliefs, thoughts and actions affect the whole of our Common home which is intertwined with caring for most marginalized sisters and brothers. We will draw from the wisdom of Earth peoples, and Pope Francis’ encyclicals, Laudato Si, and Fratelli Tutti as we explore our relationship with the many sides of fire.  Earth is pleading with us to take a look at and change our actions, at how we think and use the energy of fire.

At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples which impassioned them to spread the Good News. The Spirit comes to us, too, as fire in our lives. Come explore what that fire is, how we think of and use the energy of fire, that energy deep within you that gives you the faith and hope to make a difference in caring for all creation as brother and sister.

Sr. Roselyn Heil, FSPA, is well-versed in the art of revealing unexpected beauty, joy, and insight in the world around us, drawing upon her Franciscan charism, her work as a chaplain, and her experience as a park ranger and naturalist to see the world from a different perspective and to share her vision with others.

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
Departure is Saturday at 4:00 pm

Cost $115

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

SPIRITUALITY AND THE TWELVE STEPS FOR EVERYONE: Exploring Richard Rohr's Book "Breathing Underwater" | Friday May 6 - Saturday May 7, 2022

Spirituality and the Twelve Steps for Everyone

Exploring Richard Rohr’s Book, “Breathing Underwater” 

Presented by Ron Alexander


From the book’s back jacket: “We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.”


From Faith, Hope and Love to Courage and Humility and much in between, Ron will  guide us through Richard’s book which shows how the Twelve Steps offer a spirituality that can help us face our dependencies head on and in doing so find fulfillment and true joy!

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.

Departure is Saturday at 4:00 pm.

Cost: $115                                                                   

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options.

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

PICTURE THIS: LIFE IS LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH | May 13-15, 2022

Picture This! Life is Like a Photograph

Presented by: Chris Gall and Kathy Holperin

 

 

 

Life can be described in many ways. Most of us have heard Forrest Gump quote his mother saying, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” During this retreat we will explore life as a sacred photograph, one being beautifully composed by you! You will be introduced to the basic principles, elements and concepts of photography to assist you on your quest. You will also have the opportunity to peer at life through that same photographic lens by engaging the spiritual practices of meditation, Visio Divina (sacred seeing) and journaling. So, if you would like to start dabbling in photography or are a well-seasoned ‘photo bum’, if you are searching for a new spiritual practice or desire to renew an old one,  this weekend of creative reflection is meant for you!

 

Christine Gall  Always a seeker, always a learner, Chris was called as a fishing guide to be transformed into a spiritual guide which has included various parish ministries for the past twenty-three years as well as being a spiritual director. She finds fulfillment in journeying with others as they discover the sacred in the joys and struggles we call ‘our life’.

Kathy Holperin   Kathy is a long-time “photo bum” who finds great joy in making photographs of everything from a comet in the night sky to the snow capped mountains in Montana to a teensy, brilliant red spider in her own backyard.  She’s always up for a new adventure of “chasing the light” and truly believes that “the best camera is the one you happen to have with you”.  Don’t be surprised if she pulls out her phone to make a photo in the middle of the retreat, especially if she sees the light is touching a “squirrel” outside the window beautifully. She also finds great joy in simply sharing her creations with others on social media. 

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

Cost: $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

 

CELEBRATING FRANCISCAN WOMEN | May 20-22, 2022

Celebrating Franciscan Women

 

Presented by:

 Sr. Jolynn Brehm, FSPA; Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA;

Lee Ann Niebuhr, OFS; and Adele DiNatale-Svetnicka, Affl. FSPA

 

Come get to know four bold, courageous women who transformed the world in which they lived. They were innovators in the way they lived the gospel, becoming the change that their world needed. In being open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, they followed their unique call from God and allowed what, according to their time, was ‘supposed to be’ to collide with what ‘needs to be’. Let them inspire you to boldly and courageously live out your own unique calling by the Holy Spirit to be the change our own world so desperately needs.  

 This retreat features:  St Clare, St Elizabeth of Hungary, Margaret of Cortona and Thea Bowman, FSPA. 

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

Guests are expected to wear a mask or cloth face covering in common areas except at mealtimes. 

Cost: $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

JUNE SERENITY AA/ AL-ANON | June 3-5, 2022

June Serenity AA / Al-Anon

Presented by Ruth Hoenick

 

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER WEEK | July 28 - August 2, 2022

Volunteer Week 2022

 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

DIVERSITY AND ANTI-RACISM | August 12-14, 2022

Diversity and Anti-Racism


Presented by Rev. Christa Fisher

 

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

FRANCISCAN LIVING RETREAT | September 23-25. 2022

 

Franciscan Living Retreat

 

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

CULTIVATING A FAMILY CULTURE: IT STARTS AT HOME | RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9-11, 2023

Cultivating a Family Culture: It Starts at Home:

Presented by Lindsay Murray and Michele Sachs

 

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

 

SEPTEMBER/ OCTOBER SERENITY RETREAT | September 30 - October 2, 2022

 

September/ October Serenity AA Retreat

Registration begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, followed by orientation at 5:45 and supper at 6:00.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

Cost $210

If you are unable to attend due to financial obstacles, please contact us regarding payment plans or other options. 

To register, call 715-443-2236, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

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