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With Love and Compassion for All
We open our hearts in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in this time of great suffering, and to all the people of the earth experiencing the losses and pain of conflict, natural disaster and climate change. May we find wholeness and continued movement toward the realization that all of creation is one.

Welcoming Sue ❤

New Christine Center Team Member

We are pleased to announce Susan Johnson as the new Operations Manager for the Christine Center. Susan comes to us with a wealth of management experience from her many roles as a nurse manager in a variety of hospital and clinical settings. Susan will be working closely with Valerie Haberman, Wade Britzius, and I, as part of the Center’s Leadership team. Her responsibilities include the management of the kitchen, housekeeping, front office, and maintenance departments. 


Susan is committed to our deeply rooted Franciscan values and to providing a welcoming and safe environment for guests, visitors, and staff.

 

Susan shares that the Christine Center has been part of her spiritual path for many years... “As I continue to deepen spiritually, I was drawn to the Christine Center as a logical next step in my career. It is a place that sparked the journey of my own spiritual path and holds a very special place in my heart. I am honored to join the team of highly dedicated individuals that will guide the future goals of the Christine Center with the noble vision of “Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation.”


Please join us in welcoming Sue to the Center!


Kathleen Yosko

Executive Director

Retreat Wherever We Are...

Something many of us have found these last few years is that we can retreat where we are. Online programs can offer the structure and support to "drop in" and experience the holding of shared practice in our homes... or any place we have landed! Below are some offerings that may bring retreat to you wherever you are in this next month.

Beyond Agreeing to Disagree (Online)


December 14 6:30-8:30pm with Pam Winthrop Lauer

$20


Tending to our own fears, maintaining our integrity, and opening our hearts to friends and family members who see the world very differently than we do.


Making Friends with Reality (Online)


December 2-4, 2022

with Doug McGill


$125


On this retreat, we’ll practice the simple knowing of impermanence—moment by moment, breath by breath—as a way to relax into reality itself.

Diamond Approach: Soul as Living Presence (Online)

December 2-4, 2022:

$175

Teachers: Kara Vangen, Jim Lockridge and Kathleen Graham

                         

Join us for this retreat on the soul; studying specific qualities of the soul, including its aliveness, dynamism, impressionability and natural flow.

We want our programs to be available to all.

Spiritual deepening is for everyone. If you see a program listing that seems meaningful to you, but financial considerations are an obstacle to your participation, please know that we have scholarship funds set aside and available for this purpose. We want no one to be turned away due to financial restrictions.

Scholarship Application

Upcoming Retreat Offerings


Offered as a gift to the Christine Center community

Online Moon Meditations

with Sr. Gabe and others

New Moon Nov.23/Full Moon Dec.7

 always 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Twice Daily Meditation

Monday through Friday

Join at 8:45am and 5:00pm

Live Harp music 2nd Wed, 5:00 pm


Join from the Christine Center website home page

Uplift Yoga: Navigating Mystery through Yoga and Labyrinth (Onsite)

Dive into inner space via the portals of yoga and labyrinth exploration. 


with Kate Karshna

November 18-20, 2022

$120 plus meals and lodging

Monthly Mass - Live from the Center (Onsite & Online) 


Fr. Immanuel from Holy Family in Willard


November 22 , 2022   10:00am

Peace Together Sound Healing & Meditation Retreat (Onsite)

Experience a weekend of self care and nurture as we honor our own healing journey’s


with Caty Brown and Dan Estenson

November 25-17

$222 plus meals and lodging

Monthly Creativity Session and Art Making Consultation (Onsite)

Chat with artists and makers about your work and projects. Experiment with materials, gain inspiration.


With Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

Nov. 30th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (Last Wed. each month)

$20 per session

Diamond Approach: Soul as Living Presence (Online) 

Join us for this retreat on the soul; studying specific qualities of the soul, including its aliveness, dynamism, impressionability and natural flow.

December 2-4, 2022: Held via Zoom

Teachers: Kara Vangen, Jim Lockridge and Kathleen Graham

$175

Intuitive Painting: Mark Making from Soul (Onsite)

Let yourself open and move with the full creativity of your intuitive inner guides. No Judgement Zone! 


Offered monthly by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

December 2-4 (10-Noon, and 2-4 pm each day)

$20 for each two hour session, come to one or all

Making Reality a Friend and Refuge (Online) 

Practice the simple knowing of impermanence — moment by moment, breath by breath—as a way to relax into reality itself.

December 2 - 4, 2022

With McGill

$125

Designing Your Best Life: The LifeBrand Transformation (Onsite)

Remove the obstacles that stand in the way of becoming the person you want to be in the world.


December 9 - 11, 2022

with Beth Mueller Jacob

$250,  plus meals and lodging

Seasons of Deepening: “Our Mystic Inheritance,” From Creche to Cosmos

(Online) 

Autumn theme: Glory Be: Reclaiming Christianity’s sturdy Mystical roots

 

with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

$25 per session

Holy and Amazing: Women Shaping the Art of Christian Spiritual Guidance (Online) 


December 17th: Cynthia Buregeault (1947–Present)


with Sr. Gabe Uhlein

$25 per session

Beyond Agreeing to Disagree (Online) 

Tending to our own fears, maintaining our integrity, and opening our hearts to friends and family members who see the world very differently than we do.



Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6:30 to 8:30pm

with Pam Winthrop Lauer

$20

The Stillness Calls You: a Winter “Homecoming” at the Turning of the Year. (Onsite & Online)

Deepen, reconnect, and Welcome 2023 from your soul’s spiritual home.

December 27, 2022-January 1, 2023 (Tuesday - Sunday)

$275, plus meals and lodging


Come for the week, the New Year’s celebration or simply the days you can.

Creativity Session and Art Making Consultation (Onsite)

Chat with artists and makers about your work and projects. Experiment with materials, gain inspiration.

Offered monthly by Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

Dec. 28th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm (Last Wed. each month)

$20 per session

New Year’s Women’s Portal and Path: Seeking Your Soul’s vision and vitality in your ‘Wisdom Years’  (Online) 

Join other Christine Center Wise Women, Elders, and Crones in this sacred gathering space in this landscape of later life.

With Chris Flynn

December 30, 2022-January 1, 2022

$150

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: from ‘Role to Soul’ and the Inner Work of Age (Online) 

Support through loss, grief, sorrows, or aging… A 12-week book study and sharing circle

Beginning Thursday, January 5th with Chris Flynn

$225 for the full series

Two groups: Thursday’s at 10am or 7pm CT

Intuitive Painting: Cultivate your Creative Spirit! (Onsite)

Spend a weekend with creative friends, let your inner child play. Offered monthly!

January 6-8, 2023 (Friday 10am to Sunday 5pm)

with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

$120 plus meals and lodging ($20 per session)

Finding Refuge with Restorative Yoga

(Onsite)

Take this time of contemplation and grounding exercises to reset and retreat.


January 13-15, 2023

with Cathy Hendricks and Chris Zimonick

$265 plus meals and lodging

New 2023 Monthly offering with Sr. Gabe!

Soul-Sensing: An Inquiry into Unitive Consciousness (Online) 

An invitation to a year of shared collective deepening – twelve Saturday morning on-line experiments in the art of conscious communing!


with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

Monthly sessions begin January 14, 2023

$30 per session

Moving from Anger into Love-Based Action (Online) 

Real change comes from first acknowledging with compassion the realities that we face.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 6:30 to 8:30pm

with Pam Winthrop Lauer

$20

Celebrating the Lunar New Year: Ritual, Ceremony, and Moon Journal Making (Onsite)

Learn how to take advantage of the energy of each of the moon’s eight monthly phases


January 20-22, 2023

With Chris Flynn

$180 plus meals and lodging

New 2023 Monthly offering with Sr. Gabe!

Assisi Pilgrims: Franciscan Soul-Themes for Inner Holy Grounding

 (Online) 

Together we will unfold our mystic maps and open our spiritual traveling bags to experience the heritage homeland of the Christine Center!

with Sr. Gabriele Uhlein

Monthly sessions begin January 22, 2023

$30 per session

Atlas of the Heart: A Pilgrimage to our Soul  (Onsite)

Soul collaging and Mapping the way back to our Authentic Self.


January 24-27, 2023

With Chris Flynn

$200 plus meals and lodging

Winter Mysteries  (Onsite & Online)


Together we will explore ancient ceremonies of our ancestors


January 27 – 29, 2023

with Ronald E. Moor

$180 plus meals and lodging

Sand, Symbol and Source: Developing your Inner Knowing (Onsite)

Through the imaginative method of playing with sand and symbol, enter into a practice that calls forth the “yet to be known”.

February3-5, 2023

with Carol Burling & Sheryl Lyndes Stowman

$225, plus meals and lodging

Embracing Joy : a Winter Retreat

(Onsite)

Gather in fellowship at the Christine Center during the lustrous Wisconsin winter.


February 3-5, 2023

with Paul Norton

Mindfulness Community of Milwaukee

$50, plus meals and lodging

Returning to your Light: Winter Retreat (Onsite)

This is a place for the healers and helpers of the world to come together to participate in ceremony, breathwork, embodiment and healing.

February 17-19, 2023

with Kim Lovejoy LICSW, SEP & Christine Lord LICSW, SEP

$363, plus meals and lodging

Qigong Healing Retreat

(Onsite & Online)

Imagine yourself living with more love, energy, and perfect healing. This healing retreat is dedicating to helping you make this vision a reality.


February 24-26, 2023

with Emily Jarrett Hughes

$220 Early bird / $275 after January 26, 2023

Creative Ground Retreat (Onsite)


This weekend we will reflect on how creativity shows up in our daily lives, how to nurture it, and connect to our embodied creative impulses.


February 24-26, 2023

with Kelsey Didion & Emily Ritger

$225 plus meals and lodging

Ongoing Weekly & Monthly Communities:

Tao Te Ching: Offering a Way Forward (Online) 



An ongoing drop-in program exploring ancient wisdom still so useful in our modern world.


with Ron Moor

Wednesdays from 10:30 am to noon

$10 per session

Monday Friends for Meditation and Spiritual Refuge (Online) 

Practice meditation more deeply, more intuitively, and more effectively than ever before, and develop bonds of spiritual friendship.


with Doug McGill

Every Monday Evening 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Free support for Meditation & Spiritual Friendship

Life Cafe: What Death Can Teach Us About Living (Online) 

"conversations of loss, life transitions and the preciousness of life"


with Endal Kalas and Chris Flynn

Third Sunday Each Month - Ongoing "Meet Up"

$10 per Session

A private retreat

"A gift to yourself"


"I didn't know how much I needed a personal retreat until I got there. People were respectful of me being silent. I wonder why I waited so long to do this!"

Diane M, October 2022


Time to be at ease with yourself. With your thoughts, as they are. With the stillness of the Christine Center surroundings. Without a schedule!


Lower rates apply during weekdays Sunday thru Thursday nights.


You are invited to attend meditation in the chapel Monday thru Friday at 8:45am and 5:00 pm. Browse the Spirit Jewel bookstore, hike the trails, take a sauna, receive personal spiritual guidance (with a reservation), or express yourself in the Hildegard Art Studio. High speed internet is available at all sites. Prepared meals are not available at all times. Modern hermitages have cooking facilities. Camping! Call 715-267-7507 for details.

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