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November Dawn 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 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.



Introducing Joyce Heil

Joyce Heil comes to us with a wealth of educational background and experience to enhance Marywood programming and outreach services. She has been a dear friend of the FSPAs for many years and presently is an Affiliate of the order. She has degrees in theology, higher education, and nursing, and certification as a spiritual director. Her experience as nurse, teacher at Viterbo University, associate director of Ring Lake Ranch in Dubois, WY and retreat coordinator at Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ -- among other experiences -- will be a gift to Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center.

Joyce has published on her own and has co-authored books with her husband, Carl Koch.

She and Carl are looking forward to being here in the Northwoods. Occasionally, Carl will also be helping out at Marywood, as he is a national presenter of spirituality programs and a prolific author of 35 books. He is also eager to meet and help lend support to the men of the area. Both Joyce and Carl have been joint presenters at other spirituality centers – such as Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI and St. Anthony’s in Marathon, WI. Due to the renovation, Joyce will formally begin in February.

We welcome Joyce and Carl to the Northwoods to be part of the Marywood family!




"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa



Thanks to all who participated in the 2013 Marywood Art Show & Sale!

Thanks to the generosity of area artists, and local "customers" the Marywood's First Annual Art Show a & Sale was a huge success! We are truly grateful and will continue to remember each of you in our prayers.
- The Marywood Staff











Save the date: August 16-17, 2014 Marywood's Second Annual Art Show & Sale. We are accepting donations of Fine Art for this event. Call for more information (715-385-3750).


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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