FROM DEPLETION TO RENEWAL: A Resilience-Building Workshop for Caregivers | September 21 -22, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Lewis
Cost: $55    Cost includes continental breakfast and the noon meal. 
A caregiver is defined as a professional or family member who provides for the care and well-being of others. Most caregivers find that being there when needed is a rewarding core value.
Over time, however, the ongoing responsibility of caregiving can deplete and overwhelm even the most resilient among us, manifesting in emotional, mental, and spiritual exhaustion as well as physical illness. Moreover, an overwhelmed and depleted caregiver often experiences a sense of disconnect not only from those in his or her care but also from his or her own best self.
Both family-member and professional caregivers can prevent this type of exhaustion and disconnect by learning resilience-building skills that lead from depletion to renewal. Come, explore these skills in this one-day workshop, which will help participants accomplish the following: 1) learn about secondary traumatic stress, 2) identify the causes, signs, and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, 3) recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue and caregiver depletion, 4) develop a self-care plan, and 5) implement strategies and tools for renewal.
This workshop is recommended for family-member caregivers and professional caregivers alike. Professional caregivers can include teachers, chaplains, therapists, social workers, nurses, doctors, spiritual directors, and more.
Elizabeth Lewis is a motivational speaker, personal development coach, grief support specialist, and spiritual counselor whose areas of expertise include resilience building, forgiveness facilitation, healing art and writing, and trauma healing. Recognizing that there is no “one-size-fits-all” path to wellness and a sense of wholeness, Elizabeth has pursued extensive training and certification in diverse approaches to resilience, healing, and growth. Elizabeth also draws on her personal resilience and experience in overcoming trauma to help her clients find their own best path to wellness. For more information on Elizabeth and her work, visit www.elizabeth-lewis-coach.com.

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

 

FRANCISCAN LIVING RETREAT | September 27 - 29, 2019

 

 

 

We know that joy lies at the heart of Franciscan life. But how much do we really know about joy? Secular definitions of joy would have us believe that joy is a state of constant happiness, pleasure, or rejoicing. But those who strive to live Franciscan ideals rightly suspect that the
definition of joy is a little more complex. Come explore this intricate and fundamentally
Franciscan concept of joy, discovering how it shapes your innermost being while simultaneously leading you beyond yourself in companionship, compassion, and service to all of Creation. This contemplation of Franciscan Joy will be co-facilitated by Sr. Laura Nettles and Dr. Lori Randall. In facilitating our shared exploration of Franciscan joy, Sr. Laura will draw upon her education in Franciscan theology and her lived experience as a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, LaCrosse, WI, while Dr. Lori will draw upon her experience as a Cap Corps volunteer living in community with the friars of the St. Anthony Friary, Marathon, WI. The retreat begins on Friday with supper, orientation, and an opportunity to attend evening prayer.


Sr. Laura Nettles is a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who holds degrees in Music
Education, Moral Theology, and Franciscan Studies. She currently teaches courses in Religious Studies and Philosophy at Viterbo University while finishing her PhD in Theology from the
Chicago Theological Seminary.


Dr. Lori Randall is an alumna of the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps of the Midwest (Cap Corps). She completed her year of Cap Corps service right here at St. Anthony’s in 1999 and returned to St. Anthony’s in June of 2018 as Center Director after a 15-year career in
academia. She holds degrees in Modern Languages, Language Acquisition, and Language
Pedagogy.

 

Cost: $190

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

TWELVE-STEP SERENITY RETREAT: Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery | October 4 -6, 2019

SERENITY RETREAT

OCTOBER 4-6

 

 

Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery is about being willing to make the 12 step program of recovery our own.  Each participant will walk through the steps while creating a language that works for their recovery, setting aside language that is a barrier to recovery and creating new language that resonates with their heart. There will be discussion of how to live creatively and spiritually in the here and now, looking at how to stay in the present and the presence of a higher power. Each person will examine how to create a new you while trusting that process of a self examination and sharing.  Lastly, various movements, prayers, and multi-media will be used as participants will explore their own style of prayer and meditation.  Awakening Our Creative Self in Recovery is a retreat for those wanting to make changes, small or large, to their connection with self and the divine.

 

 

Ruth Hoenick is a recovering member of Alcoholics Anonymous and grateful member of Al Anon since 1986.  She is actively involved in both programs in sponsorship and service work. Ruth is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Ruth received her commission in Spiritual Guidance from the Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin in November of 2018.  Ruth is a Spiritual Companion in the Slinger/Hartford, WI area.  Ruth attends silent 12 steps retreats regularly. She understands the value of silence and the gift of connecting with a Higher Power.  Ruth has been an active retreat coordinator since 2008 and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh, WI.  She has been the speaker coordinator at several 12 step conferences. Additionally, Ruth currently facilitates and presents at Couples 12-Step Retreats, and has been commissioned as a Spiritual Companion. Ruth is passionate about sharing her experience, strength and hope, as well as the solutions she found in 12 step programs.  Solid sponsorship and meetings have shown her how to connect with a Higher Power.

 

Cost: $190

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

THE TRANSITUS OF ST. FRANCIS | October 3, 2019 | 5:30 - 9 pm

TRANSITUS OF ST FRANCIS

OCTOBER 3

5:30 pm

 

Come, celebrate the Transitus of St. Francis with the members of the St. Anthony and St. James Secular Franciscan Fraternities. The Transitus service is a commemoration and celebration of the death of Francis, his passing (transitus) from this life to eternal life.  The service includes stories of his last hours by those who knew him. The rituals and liturgical elements of the celebration will highlight significant Scriptures as well as the Canticle of the Creatures.

The evening begins at 5:30 with a welcome and brief orientation, followed by the Transitus liturgy in the chapel from 6 to 7. Members of the St. Anthony and St. James fraternities will bring snacks to share after the liturgy; all are welcome to stay for food and fellowship from 7 – 9 pm!

There is no cost to attend this event, but we request that you register at least one week in advance so that we have an accurate count for food. Free will offerings will be gratefully accepted.

To register, call 715-443-2236,  ext 139, e-mail info@sarcenter.com, or click here.

SILENT THEME RETREAT: The Gift You Are To God, Self, and Others | November 15 - 17. 2019

 

 

Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, and Elizabeth Schussler

We live in a world of material abundance, a world in which most of us find it easy to present loved ones with beautiful and thoughtful gifts. But do we find it as easy to share – or even to recognize – the gift of our very selves?


The gift you are is the most precious gift of all, but it is sometimes the most difficult gift to find. Begin or continue your search for this gift by joining us on this weekend retreat. Retreat sessions will help you explore the gift you are from both Biblical and Mindfulness perspectives. Meanwhile, the time, space, and silence of this retreat will help you apply what you have learned in the sessions, contemplating and (reconnecting with the gift you are – to yourself, to others, and to the God who made you!


This retreat will be offered three times throughout the 2019/2020 retreat season. The dates are as follows:

15 – 17 November, 2019 – These dates are sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids area parishes, but are open to all. Space is limited to 70 participants.

Cost: $190

 

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

 

BOOK OF REVELATION | November 16, 2019

BOOK OF REVELATION

 November 16, 2019

What is this book really all about? The end times? The future? Or have many of the things described already happened? We will take a basic historical overview of this most “mysterious” of Bible books, and conclude with taking a look at various passages, some suggested by you, the participants. Know that some of the symbolism may never be explained or understood. Hopefully, you will see that this book is not something to fear, but to explore with a sense of hope and faith. Please bring your bible.

 

Presenter: Fr. Jim Bartelme grew up in Wausau, and was originally ordained for the diocese of Pueblo, CO. He returned to Wisconsin and the diocese of Superior several years later, and retired from active ministry three years ago. He has previously presented two weekend retreats, and some briefer presentations on St. Paul, and St. Luke, here at St. Anthony’s.

Cost: $55

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

WOMEN'S RETREAT | November 22 -23. 2019

 

 

WOMEN’S RETREAT

Happy – Not Stressed – Holidays

November 22 – 23, 2019


The holiday season can be a whirlwind of shopping, gift-giving, family gatherings, parties, and activities, beginning right after Halloween, building to Thanksgiving, and continuing to gain momentum through the end of the year.

While this season is meant to –  and can – bring feelings of spiritual renewal, love and cheer, it can also herald a season of stress, sadness, and a sense of being unable to cope. Indeed, the American Institute of Stress indicates that 80% of us feel overwhelmed, stressed, and “blue” during the holiday season.

This retreat will prepare you to experience the love, joy, and renewal of the holidays, rather than the stress, sadness, and burdens. Come, learn how to relax intentionally, to slow down, and to quiet the body and mind! We’ll explore tools for spiritual and physical renewal that are both easy to learn and easy to use; we’ll also learn techniques for navigating holiday activities and family gatherings with spiritual light, grace and inner ease. This retreat includes not only a chocolate tasting session designed to help you avoid holiday overindulgence by eating mindfully but also an opportunity to make a holiday prayer flag that reminds you where you want to stand and what light you want to hold during the holiday season and throughout the new year!

 

Presenter: Elizabeth Lewis is a motivational speaker, personal development coach, grief support specialist, and spiritual counselor whose areas of expertise include resilience building, forgiveness facilitation, healing art and writing, and trauma healing. Recognizing that there is no “one-size-fits-all” path to wellness and a sense of wholeness, Elizabeth has pursued extensive training and certification in diverse approaches to resilience, healing, and growth. Elizabeth also draws on her personal resilience and experience in overcoming trauma to help her clients find their own best path to wellness. For more information on Elizabeth and her work, visit
www.elizabeth-lewis-coach.com.

 

 

 

 

Cost: $95                                      

Registration begins at 5 pm on Friday, followed by supper at 6:00. The retreat concludes at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon, with the option to stay and celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of Christ the King at 5:00 pm.

 

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

ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER | December 8, 2019

 

ADVENT DAY OF PRAYER

DECEMBER 8, 1029

9 am to 4 pm

 

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks…they shall learn war no more.” We read Isaiah’s words on the First Sunday of Advent, as we prepare, with Mary, to welcome Christ. In pondering Isaiah’s words, many of us may discover that we hold weapons in our hearts that make it difficult for us to welcome Christ fully. Forgiveness is a powerful tool that helps us reshape those weapons, so that we can make room for Christ’s birthing within our lives. We must choose to lead lives of forgiveness, but this choice isn’t always easy. Our feelings, our  beliefs, and the cultural messages that surround us often stir conflict within us.

Join us for a day not only of exploring new possibilities for choosing forgiveness but also of supporting one another in making that choice. Through guided reflection, journaling, and the sharing of experiences, we will awaken our imaginations, empowering each of us to choose forgiveness and openness to the birth of Christ and the New Life that his birth heralds. Our activities will draw from Judy Logue’s “Forgiving the People you love to Hate.”

Presenter: 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. Don’t miss out on this celebration of joyous, beautiful life!

Cost: $55

Registration begins at 9 am, with a continental breakfast from 9 – 10 am. The program runs from 10 am – 4 pm and will include Mass and the noon meal. 

 

 

 

 

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

NEW YEAR'S EVE AND DAY RETREAT | December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020

 

 

 

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE/ NEW YEAR’S DAY RETREAT:

 Go To Your Room and Close the Door

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 -Wednesday, January 1, 2020

 

Come, ring in a new year and a renewed approach to life with a retreat facilitated by Fr. Tom Zelinski, OFM Cap. This retreat will be based on the instruction that Jesus gave us about prayer in Matthew 6:5-15. Namely, we are to go to our “room” and pray “in private.”

What are the implications of Jesus’ directive for our daily lives as we begin another new calendar year? Join us on the New Year’s Eve retreat to explore this very question while enjoying prayer, meals, and fellowship!

Presenter: Fr. Tom Zelinksi, OFM Cap is a friar of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph. Fr. Tom was a resident and staff member of St. Anthony Spirituality Center for almost two decades before the transition from Capuchin leadership to lay leadership at St. Anthony’s. He currently ministers at Capuchin Retreat in Washington, MI, but enjoys returning to Marathon to visit and to offer retreats at St. Anthony’s.

 

 

Registration begins at 6 pm on Tuesday Evening, followed by supper at 7:00. The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Wednesday.
Cost: $95

 

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

JANUARY SERENITY RETREAT Recovery, Unity, and Service | JANUARY 3-5, 2020
 

JANUARY SERENITY RETREAT
Recovery, Unity, and Service

 

This retreat will focus on the question “How did the 3 legacies of AA come to be?” Together, the Steps, Traditions and Concepts of AA have provided us with a fellowship made up of people who share our own common problem; those who give us the love and support necessary to maintain our sobriety and recovery. These legacies are the solutions to the three-part disease of alcoholism (physical, mental and spiritual). The speakers will break down each legacy and some of the AA history behind them, helping participants reflect on the way that these legacies have enlivened AA and its members in the past, present and future. This retreat is designed to encourage, inspire and motivate those new to the fellowship, those that have long-term sobriety, and those desiring the gift of recovery.

 

 

Muriel Vaughan is a Certified Peer Support Specialist
who works as a Recovery Coach for Marshfield Clinic and
Americorps, providing assistance to individuals with substance use disorders and mental health concerns.

Jeffrey Frye is a Recovery Coach with Marshfield Clinic
and AmeriCorps. He is the onsite facilitator at Koller Behavioral Health in Rhinelander Wisconsin, where he provides assistance, support and guidance to those with Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Issues.

 

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

 

SILENT THEME RETREAT: The gift You Are To God, to Self, to Others | January 24-26, 2020

 

 

Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, and Elizabeth Schussler

We live in a world of material abundance, a world in which most of us find it easy to present loved ones with beautiful and thoughtful gifts. But do we find it as easy to share – or even to recognize – the gift of our very selves?


The gift you are is the most precious gift of all, but it is sometimes the most difficult gift to find. Begin or continue your search for this gift by joining us on this weekend retreat. Retreat sessions will help you explore the gift you are from both Biblical and Mindfulness perspectives. Meanwhile, the time, space, and silence of this retreat will help you apply what you have learned in the sessions, contemplating and (reconnecting with the gift you are – to yourself, to others, and to the God who made you!

 

24-26 January, 2020 – These dates are open to all, but space is limited to 40 participants. Please register early!

Cost: $190

 

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

 

SILENT THEME RETREAT: The Gift You Are To God, Self, and Others |April 3-5, 2020

 

SILENT THEME RETREAT

Presented by Lee Ann Niebuhr, Rita Simon, and Elizabeth Schussler

We live in a world of material abundance, a world in which most of us find it easy to present loved ones with beautiful and thoughtful gifts. But do we find it as easy to share – or even to recognize – the gift of our very selves?


The gift you are is the most precious gift of all, but it is sometimes the most difficult gift to find. Begin or continue your search for this gift by joining us on this weekend retreat. Retreat sessions will help you explore the gift you are from both Biblical and Mindfulness perspectives. Meanwhile, the time, space, and silence of this retreat will help you apply what you have learned in the sessions, contemplating and (reconnecting with the gift you are – to yourself, to others, and to the God who made you!

 

4 – 5 April, 2020 (Palm Sunday) – This retreat is open only to women. Due to a one-time scheduling conflict, the number of participants on this retreat is also limited to 40. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we encourage you to register early! Please also note that the retreat will begin on Saturday morning, with continental breakfast at 8:00 and morning prayer at 9:00.  The retreat will end on Sunday after the evening meal, with the option to stay Sunday night.

Cost if staying Sunday night: $190

Cost if leaving Sunday night: $145

 

 

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

 

MEN’S SILENT RETREAT | FEBRUARY 21 - 23, 2019

 

 

MEN’S SILENT RETREAT

FEBRUARY 21 – 23, 2019

The Life and Prayer of St. Alphonsus Ligouri

St. Alphonsus Liguori has been called the Church’s “Most Zealous Doctor” as well as “The Teacher of Prayer.” Born into nobility on September 27, 1696, he was destined for a great future, as planned by his father.  Indeed, as a young man, he was a successful lawyer. But when he lost a case due to bribery, his youthful idealism was crushed and he began to question his path in life. Shortly thereafter, he heard a voice saying “leave the world and give yourself to me.”  Fortunately for us, he listened and committed himself to following Jesus. Upon being ordained a priest, he spent most of his time ministering to the poor, especially the homeless and marginalized. In 1732 he founded the Redemptorists. Redemption will be a key theme of this retreat, as we will practice a Ligourian style of prayer and meditation centered on the redeeming love of Jesus Christ, as seen not only in his passion and death but also in the 13th chapter of St. Paul’s 1st Letter to the Corinthians.

 

Presenter: Fr. Robert Streveler, Senior Priest in  Residence at St. Anthony’s, grew up in Halder, WI, where he attended St. Patrick’s Parish. He fondly remembers praying St. Alphonsus Ligouri’s “The Way of the Cross” several times a week during the Lenten season. Fr. Streveler remains impressed by Ligouri’s prudent moral theology, his practical response
to the everyday questions and concerns of the faithful, and
his abundant written works on spirituality and theology.

fr bob streveler

 

Cost: $190

Registration begins at 5 pm on Friday, followed by supper at 6:30.

The retreat concludes after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

 

TRUE COMPASSION: Compassion Without Fatigue: FEB RUARY 21-23, 2020

TRUE COMPASSION: Compassion Without Fatigue

February 21-23, 2020

 

Deep engagement with the suffering of others may result in the development of a set of symptoms known as “compassion fatigue:” decreased empathy, irritability, feeling overwhelmed by the suffering of others, self-judgment, and physical symptoms such as headache, fatigue, and poor sleep. Recent neurological research that distinguishes between the cognitive basis for empathy and the cognitive basis for compassion suggests that we may be able to manage our response to suffering in more positive and productive ways. By responding with true compassion, rather than empathy alone, we may be able not only to help the suffering person but also to find fulfillment, instead of fatigue.


This workshop/retreat will help participants learn to respond with true compassion through brief teachings, exercises, meditation, and discussion. We will clarify the distinction between empathy and compassion; identify the signs of “compassion fatigue” and the reasons why this term is a misnomer; discover the importance of self-compassion; and learn to cultivate compassion actively.  This session is designed for professional caregivers at all levels, but family and friend caregivers are also welcome.


Susan Mickel, M.D., Ph.D, presenter, has been interested in the mind for as long as she can remember. She completed medical school at Emory University and worked as a behavioral neurologist for 22 years at a large, nonprofit multispecialty clinic in central Wisconsin. In 2004 she returned to school for a PhD in clinical psychology and became a licensed psychologist in 2013. Her graduate-level studies and her work in medicine and psychology combine with her undergraduate studies in comparative religion as well as her practice and continuing studies of meditation to provide her with a solid foundation for understanding – and responding appropriately to – both the neurological and the spiritual aspects of compassion fatigue.

Cost: $190   

Registration begins at 5 pm on Friday, followed by supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes after the noon meal on Sunday.

 

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

SILENT MONASTIC LIVING RETREAT: February 26-March 1, 2020

 SILENT MONASTIC LIVING RETREAT

February 26– March 1

 

The simplicity and structure of monastic life allow you to quiet your mind, your heart,
and your soul. Within this quiet space, you can leave behind the pressures of your material life, opening yourself, instead, to the tender embrace of the Divine. Come to embrace and be embraced by the beauty, joy, and love of the Divine on this four-day silent monastic retreat experience. The daily schedule includes community prayer, rest, work, recreation, and time to study / reflect on a portion of the Franciscan Institute’s Build With Living Stones: Formation for Franciscan Life and Work, edited by Trevor Thompson.

This retreat will be facilitated by Center Director, Dr. Lori Randall, with assistance from center staff members, who will oversee work projects, and Senior Priest in residence, Fr. Robert Streveler, who will celebrate daily Mass and lead portions of the Liturgy of the Hours. Dr. Lori discovered the spiritual benefits of the monastic schedule while washing windows in the courtyard during Volunteer Week at St. Anthony’s. The gentle rhythm of prayer, work, and rest in the context of a joyous community offered not just a welcome respite from her former career as a professor but also a profound level of peace, deep spiritual insight, and a sense of rightness with the world.

The cost of the retreat includes all meals, overnight lodging, and study materials.
Complete daily schedule and list of study modules are available upon request; contact Dr. Lori at lrandall@sarcenter.com or 715-443-2236, ext. 114

Capacity: 20

Cost: $350

 

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

 

LENTEN SERIES: “Becoming the Eucharist We Celebrate” TUESDAYS DURING LENT 2020

 

 

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

 

SEASONS OF THE EARTH/ SEASONS OF THE CHURCH RETREAT | March 20-21, 2020

 

Presenter: 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. Don’t miss out on this celebration of joyous, beautiful life!

 

This retreat begins on Friday with Supper at 6:00 and ends on Saturday at 4:00 pm with the option to stay and attend Mass in anticipation of Sunday.

 

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

BECOMING THE BELOVED DISCIPLE OF JOHN’S GOSPEL | April 17-19, 2020

 

BECOMING THE BELOVED DISCIPLE OF JOHN’S GOSPEL

April 17 – 19, 2020 

 

For many years we took for granted that the “Beloved Disciple” who appears in the latter chapters of John’s Gospel is John, the Gospel writer himself. Most recent Scripture scholars have begun to question this assumption. They tell us that the “beloved Disciple” was, indeed, a real disciple who lived out his discipleship within the early Johannine community, but who is deliberately un-named, so that all disciples encountering these passages could find themselves within the words. This retreat will prayerfully linger over all these passages of John’s Gospel, in order to discover the richness they contain for a deeper following of Jesus in our own lives – in other words, to become Jesus’ “Beloved Disciple.”

 

 Presenter: Fr. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap is a friar of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph. Fr. Dan was the Director of St. Anthony Spirituality Center for several years before the transition from Capuchin leadership to lay leadership at St. Anthony’s. He currently ministers at St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, MI, but enjoys returning to Marathon to visit and to offer retreats at St. Anthony’s.

Cost: $190

Registration begins at 5 pm on Friday, followed by supper at 6:30.
The retreat concludes after Mass and the noon meal on Sunday.

 

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

 

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