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Outreach Coordinator/Spiritual Director

Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center

We are the Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, located on the shores of Trout Lake in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods near Arbor Vitae. Our mission is to engage persons seeking greater meaning in life and a deeper relationship with God, others. Self and all creation by providing space for inspiration, reflection and solitude (visit us at to learn more). We are a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

We are looking for someone to help us support those seeking a more fulfilling life. We’re not just looking for anyone. We are looking for someone who:

  • is passionate about helping others grow
  • has the heart of a servant leader. We are a small, team-oriented spirituality center and we all pitch in where needed
  • is a creative, engaging presenter, good with details, organized, able to work collaboratively with others
  • enjoys planning events that have a positive impact on people and the earth
  • lives the Franciscan value of hospitality and welcomes all with compassion and acceptance
  • has knowledge of spirituality, retreat direction or theology at a level normally acquired through completion of a Master’s Degree, certified as a spiritual director, 2 years of experience preferred

As the Coordinator, you will design, lead, and evaluate year-round programs and retreats, both on-site and off. Your programs and retreats will include people from a multitude of faith traditions, income levels, nationalities and cultures. As a Spiritual Director you will help people find a deeper relationship with God through spiritual direction.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives.

To apply complete an application at or forward your resume to:

Deb Scoville, HR/Support Services Coordinator
St. Rose Convent
701 Franciscan Way
La Crosse, WI 54601-8808
Phone: 608-791-5261
Fax: 608-782-6301
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women’s Christmas

An Epiphany Celebration for Wise Women
Women’s Christmas (Nollaig na mBan) is a cherished Irish tradition celebrated on the Feast of the Epiphany. When all the preparations, cooking and busyness of Christmas are over, Irish women gather in homes or pubs to relax, celebrate, and enjoy one another’s company – all while happily leaving the care of household duties to the men. At Marywood we believe this tradition has a place in the lives of today’s women as well.

We have 3 celebrations this year!
January 3 – Thursday
January 5 – Saturday
January 8 – Tuesday
Gather 5:00 p.m. Meal and Blessing Circle 6:00-8:00 p.m. $35.00 includes meal and gifts.

Women's Christmas


Several planned Retreats are offered at Marywood. Please check out our 2019 schedule.

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Roots and Ripples

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Perpetual Adoration

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All Are Welcome

Marywood is open to all people searching for God in their lives. It is our desire that all who want to attend our programs not allow lack of funds to keep them from coming. Marywood offers partial scholarships to most retreats and programs. For more information please call Sister Elizabeth Amman, 715-385-3750, Ext. 2. Those who have been blessed by God with greater abundance are encouraged to be generous when coming to Marywood. Your generosity helps us to continue the programs you appreciate.

“It’s the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us.”

– Joan D. Chittister

Spiritual Direction

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Spiritual Direction is a ministry of listening and supporting persons in their experience of God’s action and presence in his or her life. A person engages a spiritual director to listen and to give support in looking honestly at their unique relationship with God in everyday life. The Marywood staff includes certified and experienced spiritual directors. To contact a certified and experienced Marywood Spiritual Director, or to schedule an appointment:
Sr. Elizabeth Amman, OP, Ext 2
Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA, Ext 5
Pat Pintens, Ext 6

The certified spiritual directors at Marywood also offer their services via Skype. You can save time and money: No need to drive to Marywood unless you prefer to do so. For more information, or to contact a Spiritual Director, or schedule an appointment, call 715-385-3750 or e-mail:

Marywood Offers Spiritual Direction Via Skype

Marywood is using Skype (free computer video and voice calls with those using Skype) to assist persons looking for an alternative to traveling long distances and to care for earth. With Skype you can save long distance fees as well. When you wish to consult with a Marywood staff person, just Skype us.

If you register with Skype (a free service on the internet) and obtain a web cam (vary in price), you may wish to consider Spiritual Direction with Marywood’s spiritual directors via Skype. The online connection is free and private. We suggest the usual donation to help meet our staff time costs.

For information about on-site spiritual direction and a list of our trained spiritual directors, please visit the spiritual direction page.