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Retreats

Summer Sunset Dock

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 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 equiped 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:
marywood.center@gmail.com


Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center

2015 Retreats and Workshops

IT’S ALL ABOUT GRATITUDE
August 7-13, 2015
Friday 5:30 p.m. – Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Joyce Heil, FSPA Affiliate
Retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening with departure on the following Thursday by 1:00 p.m. This is a guided retreat. Each day will include a morning reflection on gratitude and the effects of gratitude on all aspects of our lives. Afternoons will be free for experiencing the wonder of nature and rest. Spiritual Direction will be available if desired as part of the retreat. Register by Friday, July 10. Please include $100.00 deposit (refundable if reservation cancelled by July 10). Fee: $525.00 includes all needs and 6 nights in a private room in a shared lakeside cabin on the shores of beautiful Trout Lake.

DRUMMAKING RETREAT
August 21-22 Friday and Saturday
Friday 5:30 p.m. - Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Wayne Manthey & Joyce Heil
Drum maker Wayne Manthey has helped bring many drums to life all over the country. Participants use wood, deer hides, walnut stain and other natural elements to create a unique, personal drum. There is time for reflection and storytelling about the ancient spiritual tradition of drumming. We will participate in a drumming circle to end our time together. Participants will go home with a homemade drum, drumstick, and rattle. Investment: Full: $120 (includes bedroom in a shared lakeside cabin and retreat) Drum costs listed below. Commuter: $90. Materials: 13” drum - $110; 16” drum- $135 (choose one). Register by Friday, August 7 to ensure all needed supplies are available. (Limited to 15)

DIRECTED RETREAT
September 11-17, 2015
Friday 5:30 p.m.-Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Retreat Director: Joyce Heil, FSPA Affiliate
Retreat begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and ends on the following Thursday with departure by 1:00 p.m. This is a silent retreat. Each retreatant meets once each day for one hour with the spiritual director. The rest of the day is spent in prayer and solitude enjoying the water, woodland environment and lakeside cabin. Register by Tuesday, August 11. Please include $100.00 deposit (refundable if reservation cancelled by August 11). Fee: $525.00 includes spiritual direction and all needs, plus 6 nights in a private room in a shared lakeside cabin.

Who is St. Francis of Assisi Today? - A Weekend Retreat
October 1-4, 2015
Thursday 5:00 p.m.-Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Joyce Heil & Marla Lang, FSPA
Register by Tuesday, September 8.
This three-day retreat includes the feast day of St. Francis celebrated by the Church on October 3rd and 4th. We will use Richard Rohr’s latest book Eager to Love to help us reflect on being Franciscan today. What does this twelfth century saint have to say to us as we live out our daily lives? Come celebrate his life, spirit and challenge. Fee: $300.00 includes a private room in a shared cabin and all needs (deposit $65.00); commuters: $135.00 (deposit $40.00).

Directed Retreats
1) January 31-February 6, 2016
Register by January 1
Retreat Director: Janet Mallak, SSND

2) June 5-11, 2016: Register by May 13
Sunday 5:30 p.m. to Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Retreat Director: Janet Mallak, SSND

3) August 12-18, 2016: Register by July 12
Friday 5:30 p.m. to Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Retreat Director: Joyce Heil, FSPA Affiliate

Come for days of quiet reflection alone or with others. Each retreatant will meet once each day with a spiritual director. The rest of the day is spent in prayer and solitude enjoying the beauty of a woodland environment and cozy cabin. Include a $100.00 deposit (refundable if reservation is cancelled by register-by date). Fee $550.00 includes spiritual direction and all needs, plus six nights in a private room in a shared lakeside cabin.

Private Directed Retreat
March 6 to March 13, 2016 (choose below)
Retreat Director: Elizabeth Amman, OP
Options:
1) Sunday evening-Saturday morning $550.00
2) Sunday evening-Thursday morning $375.00
3) Thursday evening-Sunday morning $300.00
Register by Friday, February 5. This is a silent retreat. Each retreatant meets with the Spiritual Director once each day. The balance of time is spent in prayer and solitude, enjoying the woodland environment and lakeside cabin. Include a $100.0 deposit (refundable if reservation is cancelled by February 5). Fees above include spiritual direction and all needs, plus lodging in a private room in a shared lakeside cabin.

Mary: A Second Look through Art, Literature and Faith
April 29-May 1, 2016
Friday 5:30 p.m. to Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Facilitators: Lee Ann Niebuhr, Joyce Heil and
Elizabeth Amman, OP
Register by Friday, April 22. As we begin May, the traditional month dedicated to Mary, the mother of God, we will take another look at this brave, faith-filled woman. Using art, literature and our faith, we will reflect on who Mary has been throughout the ages and who Mary can be for us today. Though we may not have thought about Mary in a long time, she may again speak to us and guide us on our journey . Fee: $285.00 with a private room in a shared cabin on the shores of Trout Lake. Commuter: $185.00. Deposit: $100.00.

Seeing With the Heart:
Haiku Meditation Experience
May 13-14, 2016
Friday 7:00-9:00 p.m. -
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Tom Roberts

Register by Monday, May 2.
Writing Haiku is a process of using words for deepening our contemplative/mediations experience. Haiku can be a way of looking at the world with a heightened level of spiritual awareness and attentiveness. Enhancing our skills of observation as well as deepening our spiritual connection is an important aspect of our spiritual journey. This is a mediation retreat, not a poetry class. Fee: $150.00 includes private room in a shared lakeside cabin and all needs.

Vacation with a Purpose: Watercolor Retreat
May 29-June 3, 2016
Director: Karen Kappell, FSPA

Register by Tuesday, May 3.
Develop your watercolor painting in the beauty of the Northwoods. Explore new ways of painting with watercolors that will get the creative juices flowing. Classes will run from 9 to 3 Monday thru Friday, with late afternoon and evening for your relaxation. Bring tube watercolors, brushes, misters, palettes and any watercolor supplies you have. Materials will be available for use and purchase. More details will be sent when you register. Fee: commuters: $250.00, residents $450 .00 with private room, arrival in the afternoon of May 29.

Watercolor for Beginners: Vacation with Purpose
June 26- July 1, 2016
Instructor: Karen Kappell, FSPA
Register by Tuesday, June 7.
Now is the time to start or review your painting with watercolors. This watercolor workshop will run 9 to 3 Monday thru Friday, and is focused on the basics. Quality paints and soft watercolor brushes are important. If you are not sure what supplies to purchase, you are advised to wait until after or during the workshop. More details will be sent when you register. Limit of 8. Fee: commuters: $250.00; residents $450.00 to arrive by 5 p.m. June 26.

Retreat: Praying the Psalms
July 8-12, 2016
Friday 5:30 p.m.-Wednesday 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Marla Lang, FSPA
Register by Monday, June 13.
Experience the psalms as a way of praying the many different movements in our life journey when addressing the Holy One. You will receive the book, Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann at the retreat. Each morning includes a presentation and communal prayer. Afternoons will be free for personal pondering, rest and exploring. After the evening meal there will be communal prayer. Spiritual direction will be available as part of the retreat. Fee: residents $375.00 includes all needs and a private room in a shared lakeside cabin. Include a $100.00 deposit (refundable if reservation is cancelled by June 13). Commuters $170 .00 (deposit $50.00).


More for You:

Sabbaticals (2 wks to 6 mos) • 30-day Retreats Space available November thru April each year.

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. 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!

At-Your-Site Retreats & Programs Available You Choose: whole day • half day • evening
• Themes focused on liturgical ministries
• Prayer and general spirituality themes

For Outreach information, or to explore other possibilities, or schedule a retreat or program at your site, contact: Joyce Heil, Ext. 3 -or- Sister Marla Lang, Ext. 5 715-385-3750

marywood.center@gmail.com

For more information or to register for a Retreat, e-mail marywood.center@gmail.com or call 715-385-3750.

Sabbaticals and 30-day Retreats are available November thru April each year. Call or e-mail early to reserve your space!

Private Directed Retreats

Private Directed Retreats
These can be scheduled at your convenience throughout the year, and for the duration of your choosing, subject to availability of cabins and director. 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!
At-Your-Site Retreats & Programs Available
You Choose: whole day • half day • evening

  • Themes focused on liturgical ministries
  • Prayer and general spirituality themes
  • Forming Effective Disciples (FED) Diocesan

For Outreach information, or to explore other possibilities, or schedule a retreat or program at your site, contact: Joyce Heil, Ext. 3 -or- Sister Marla Lang, Ext. 5 715-385-3750 or email us.



At-Your-Site Retreats Available

Let us come to you!

You Choose:
• whole day • half day • evening

Various themes offered.

For more information or to explore other possibilities or to schedule a retreat at your site contact:
Sr. Marla Lang, FSPA -or- Joyce Heil, FSPA Affiliate
715-385-3750



Sunset Ducks Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center offers the serenity and amenities for the retreat experience you may have been seeking.
Plan Ahead • Register Early • Space is Limited
(Late registrations welcome; ­­ call for possible space availability)
For more information, please call 1-715-385-3750 or e-mail us at marywood.center@gmail.com


Personal Time Away

Some persons look for a quiet, peaceful, restful place to think and pray. The center provides some options for personal reflection and renewal; personally designed time, planning assistance from staff members, art expression opportunities and others.

Private Retreats

Individuals are welcome to schedule a number of days for creating a personal retreat format. The grounds, chapel, library, and listening room are resources available for quiet reflection.

Guided Retreats

Some of these retreats are scheduled by the center. Usually a presentation is given, to be followed by silent time, personal reflection, and group discussion. Groups of eighteen or less are also able to schedule a time with a presenter of their choice.

Individual Directed Retreats

Experienced retreat directors are available for a daily meeting in this style of retreat. On an individual and personally guided retreat, solitude, prayer, scripture and connection with nature are usual elements.

For all of these retreats, our cabins on the shores of Trout Lake and in the midst of tall pines, provide an ideal setting for renewal of one's whole person. The size and types of buildings offers a coziness and warmth which is unique among retreat centers.

Winter Sabbatical

Plan your own program for two weeks, a month or more. You can connect with regularly scheduled programs at Marywood. Staff, resources and spiritual direction are available as desired. A Chapel is on location. Trails for snow shoeing and cross country skiing are close at hand.

Contact us for additional information, individual prices and available dates.