A Retreat in Celtic Tradition:
Karen Kappell and Pat Pintens
Dates: Friday, March 8 5PM to
Friday, March 15 10AM

Although no culture contains truth completely or perfectly, the early Christian Celts were able to see the beautiful presence of the Divine in a relationship with Nature that stressed humility, dignity of all things, and God’s presence in and through all of Creation. They maintained rich spiritual practices such as prayer, meditation, communing with Nature, care for those in need, hospitality, and poetic use of the imagination and art. They saw, in all experiences, the presence of the Spirit, and were very skilled at seeking encounters with God in all of life. They believed men and women are equally able to inspire, lead, and participate in all aspects of community and spiritual practice. And they had a wonderful tradition of cultivating soul-friends who took caring responsibility for assisting in the development of and sustaining the journey of a spiritual life well lived. Through the week’s retreat we will pray and pursue approaches to living a spirit filled life in the Celtic Tradition.

Cost: Resident: $700 or Communter: $400

Respect. Partnership. Hospitality. Integrity. Compassion. Discovery.

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.

Marywood is a ministry sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration based in La Crosse, Wisconsin.