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Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center

Welcome to Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center. If you are seeking greater meaning in life and a deeper relationship with God, others, self and all creation, you’ve come to the right place. We provide space and wisdom for inspiration, reflection and solitude. 

Located on the shore of Trout Lake in the scenic Wisconsin Northwoods, Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center is a peaceful place to nourish mind, body and spirit.

We offer programs and retreats on a variety of topics including spirituality, prayer, care of creation, among others as well as spiritual direction online, on-site and off-site. We also offer space for hosted groups and private retreats.

Spiritual Direction

“The core of spiritual direction is deep contemplative listening, which marks sacred space in the midst of ordinary events and encounters, for learning how to notice and respond to God.” Christine Luna Munger.

Spiritual direction is an ongoing relationship between a director and a person seeking a deeper relationship with God and all creation. 



Marywood offers a variety of online and onsite programs which can add to your spiritual journey. Topics include spirituality, personal growth, Franciscanism, art, creation, church history, and much more. These programs are available to everyone at any place on their spiritual journey

Private Retreats

A spiritual retreat can be a fulfilling experience. A retreat offers the opportunity to be refreshed physically and spiritually, gives you the grace to be yourself,  and the invitation to deeper transformation. On retreat, there is quality time to bring your life situations, events, and experiences to prayer while developing a deeper connection with God.