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.

“When you connect to the silence within you,that is when you can make sense of the disturbance going on around you.”
-Stephen Richards

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.

2018 Retreats Preview

April 22-28, 2018

Icon Retreat with Barb Lawless

May 26-31, 2018

Art Retreat with Sr. Karen Kappell

June 15-17, 2018

Fishing Retreat with Sr. Julia Walsh and Dick Bruesehoff

July 8-13, 2018

Art Retreat with Sr. Karen Kappell

July 15-21, 2018

Directed Retreat with Sr. Janet Mallak

July 19-22, 2018

Backpacking Retreat with Sr. Julia Walsh

August 10-15, 2018

Writing Retreat with Sr. Julia Walsh

November 30-December 4, 2018

Advent Retreat with Sr. Marla Lang

Retreats details to follow, or contact presenter at 715-356-7830 •

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.