Choosing to set aside a day, a weekend, even a week for a spiritual retreat can be a worthwhile experience. On retreat, there is quality time for bringing one’s life situations, events, and experiences to prayer and a deeper connection with God. The retreat offers one the grace to be oneself, the opportunity to be refreshed physically and spiritually, and the invitation to deeper transformation.

Custom Retreats and Winter Sabbaticals

Come to Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center for a retreat or winter sabbatical that is customized for wherever you may be in life. Whether looking for greater meaning in life, transitioning in life, or just needing a period of rest, we invite you to include us in this time. Our cozy cabins include fireplaces and gas heat, bedding, and fully equipped kitchens. On-site facilities include our chapel and library. Facilitators are available to work with you during your stay.

“God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.”
-Mother Teresa

Attention Interested Retreatants!

Plan Ahead
Register Early
Space is Limited

Call ahead for space availability after the registration date, as occasionally space becomes available.

For more information on any retreat, or to register:
Call 715-385-3750 or e-mail us.

Marywood 2018-2019 Retreats

Advent Retreat: Seeking A Peaceful Spirit

November 30 -December 4, 2018
5:00 p.m. Friday to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
Christmas, then and now, urges one to be about coming to know a new depth of peaceful presence within us and around us.  Take these several days to break loose from stresses in the journey to ponder our presence with the divine presence in the here and now. Each day offers communal prayer and presentations. The afternoons are free for pondering, rest and exploring peace. Fee:  $375 includes all needs and a private room in a shared lakeside cabin. $100 deposit with registration. Commuters $175 ($50 deposit). Register by Monday, October 29.


February 22-23: Finding Your Soul Song – Jan Huseby, Pat Pintens
April 21-27: ICON Retreat Madonna – Lady of Tenderness- Barb Lawless
May 17-19: Praying with Greening Beads – Dick and Naomi Bruesehoff
May 26-31: Vacation with a Purpose Watercolor – Karen Kappell, FSPA
June 9-15: Directed Retreat – Janet Mallak, SSND
June 21-24: The Beauty of God and of Soul – Pat Pintens
July 7-12: Vacation with a Purpose – Karen Kappell, FSPA
July 12-14: A Part, Not Apart; Christian Tradition and Contemplative Ecology
July 21-27: Writers Retreat – Julia Walsh, FSPA
August 22-26: Pondering One’s Unnamed Future ­- Marla Lang, FSPA
September 27-29 Reconnecting with Sister/Mother Earth – Pat Pintens

To register: click here or email or 715-385-3750, Ext. 1

More For You

  • Sabbaticals (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • 30-day Retreats

Space available November thru April each year at discounted rates.

Private Directed Retreats can be scheduled at your convenience throughout the year, and for the duration of your choosing, subject to availability of cabins and director. Please plan ahead.

For more information and/or to plan your Directed Retreat or Sabbatical, call Sr. Elizabeth Amman 715-385-3750, Ext. 2.

Let Us Come To You

Outreach Available • Let Us Come to You
At-Your-Site Retreats Available
You Choose: whole day • half day • evening

  • Themes focused on liturgical ministries
  • Prayer and general spirituality themes
  • Youth, young adults, and Confirmation

For outreach information, or to explore possibilities, or schedule a retreat or program at your site, contact Outreach Coordinators: Sr. Marla Lang, Ext 5 at • Pat Pintens, Ext 6 • Sr. Julia Walsh, Ext 3


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Marywood Also Offers

Private Retreat

Use of Marywood space and facilities for quiet time away, any time of the year.

Directed Retreat

Use of space and facilities arranged with a spiritual director any time of the year.

Call to schedule with any of our on-staff experienced, certified spiritual directors: 715-385-3750
Sr. Elizabeth Amman, OP, Ext 2
Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA, Ext 5
Pat Pintens, Ext 6

Sabbatical (2 weeks to 6 months)

November thru April each year: Time away for renewal, rest, creative writing or art, etc. To plan and schedule a sabbatical,

Contact Sister Elizabeth Amman (Ext 2) or email

For information on Marywood’s accommodations and staff please refer to the About section in the header of this website.