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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 welcomes volunteer service in lieu of program donations. 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.


Marywood to Host World Day of Prayer 2015

Arbor Vitae, WI - Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 6, 2015. The women of the WDP Committee of The Bahamas call us to consider Jesus’ words to the disciples after washing their feet: “Do you understand what I have done for you?” The women of The Bahamas describe what Jesus does when he washes the disciples’ feet as “radical love.” Radical love comes from humility, compassion and commitment. God’s radical love is not static or self-centered; it reaches out and draws others in.

Although we perhaps first associate this country of islands with the pleasures of vacation and images of tropical paradise, there is much more to learn. As we listen to our Bahamian sisters throughout the worship service, we see the transformation that occurs when a teen mother finds support to continue her education and raise her child, when a breast cancer survivor and people living with HIV/Aids find strength to live out their journeys, and when the chains of oppression are broken. Through this service, the women of WDP Bahamas give us an invitation to beauty and love in the name of the transformative and radical love that Jesus brings to us all.

This year’s service which is open to all will be held on Friday, March 6, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, 3560 Highway 51 North, Arbor Vitae in the Emmaus Building which is handicapped accessible.

Invite your friends, family and communities of faith to join the women of The Bahamas in prayer and song to support ecumenical efforts toward welcoming the stranger. The annual offering supports the work of World Day of Prayer USA and helps meet the needs of families in The Bahamas and around the world who are victims of many forms of poverty, violence, discrimination and other injustice.

World Day of Prayer was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country’s World Day of Prayer committee serves as the writers of the worship service.

For more information, contact Joyce Heil at Marywood FSC: 715-385-3750, Ext. 3 or e-mail marywood.center@gmail.com.




"Though we travel the world to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson



Spiritual Direction
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 six certified and experienced spiritual directors. For more information, visit the website: marywoodsc.com and click on “Spiritual Direction” and/or “Staff.” 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.center@gmail.com.


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 these new Marywood offerings via Skype online.

Spiritual Direction is available with Marywood's spiritual directors via Skype.
• Video Calling using a web cam with your computer, or
• Audio Calling using your phone.

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.



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