April 2017
  A busy lunch hour at the Christine Center Compost Cafe.
April Retreat Programs

Visit our  retreat calendar web page  for more program offerings and descriptions.  Visit the reservation page for information  or call 715.267.7507. 
Introduction to Meditation and Yoga
April 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)
With Bill Miller
Come experience mindful presence using practices in yoga and sitting meditation. Yoga poses will be suitable for those experiencing a yoga practice for the first time as well as more experienced yoga practitioners and will be practiced in the Viniyoga tradition. Sitting meditation practices will focus on the role of the breath in finding equanimity and wisdom.
No prior yoga or meditation experience is required for this retreat. Learn More

Myofacial Release Weekend
April 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)
With Laramee Paradise, CMT and Kathy Wojta
Contact Laramee at 612.232.4669 or ljparadise123@yahoo.com before registering through the Christine Center.

Holy Week Retreat
April 12-16 (Wednesday-Sunday)
With the Christine Center Sisters and with Fr. Tom Borkowski
Cost: Free-will offering, plus meals and lodging.
Come and celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Vigil of Easter with our Community at the Christine Center.  Each day offers group meditation, a presentation on the theme of that day and liturgy of the Eucharist.  We conclude on Sunday with an Easter Breakfast and Morning Prayer.  If you wish, you are welcome to stay for an Easter dinner at 12:30 pm on Sunday. 

Knowing Self: Attuning to World-saving Limitless Truth  Full
We are delighted that this retreat is so popular. Call 715.267.7507 to be added to our waiting list.
April 20-24 (Thursday-Monday)
With Robert Sardello and Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD

Yoga Nidra: The Healing Power of Extreme Relaxation and Effortless Meditation
April 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
With Roberta Hodges
Yoga Nidra is the most powerful relaxation technique known. It means conscious deep sleep. Experience supreme relaxation of body and the most profound stillness of mind helpful in treating diseases and exhaustion caused by stress. Learn More

Other Good News

Yoga Festival Fundraiser Coming June 30-July 2 
A Celebration for Mind, Body, and Heart with Earth and Spirit
We invite you to join us for one of the many traditions that find a home here. The Christine Center, rooted as it is in the Franciscan mystical lineage, recognizes the diversity of forms through which the Divine allures the human family to deeper consciousness.  

We celebrate this festival as an opportunity to make friends and learn from one another.  Delighting in our common search for a peaceful world we welcome a weekend that honors a variety of spiritual practices while supporting the future of the Christine Center. Learn More

Work Exchange Volunteer Needed for the Summer
We are accepting applications for a Work Exchange Volunteer to complete outside work such as painting, weed whacking, collecting wood, chopping and stacking wood, and upkeep of our trails.  In exchange for 35 hours per week, May-August, you would receive meals and lodging.  If interested, please email your request for an application  to Marge Zulaski at mzulaski@tds.net.   

NEW: Jean Feraca Interviews Andrew Harvey
Jean (retired Wisconsin Public Radio talk-show host) and Andrew spent time together in  dynamic spiritual conversation during our 2016 year-end retreat.  Watch Here

Spring Crowdfunding Campaign is Around the Corner 

It was a snowy day when I snapped this picture of Johanna a couple of weeks ago. You may be wondering what she is doing. Why is she polishing the hood of this vehicle???

It has to do with our spring crowdfunding campaign. Keep your eye out for our emails later this month to find out the whole story! I gave you a hint last month but here’s another one if you like riddles:

Clue #2: I have seats, but I’m not the Christine Center’s meditation hall.

As always, thank you for your enduring support of the Christine Center and its mission.

Ann Swanson, Donor Development Coordinator

Support Our Mission. Learn how here.

Because We Are Committed to Compassion

Read a  Circle of Compassion  blog post by Henrita Frost, SSND, a member of the Christine Center Leadership Team. Original Mandala artwork by Henrita in honor of refugees who have died at sea.

An Ashes Journey With Compassion
The experience of receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday continues to be a companion on my daily journey.  I view ashes as integral to countless daily lives of women, men and children and all beings in our Common Home.  I remember that the once lovely palms became ashes.  Now, almost daily in our global community, once lovely countries become rubble and ashes, through violence.   Read More

The Christine Center is a member of the International Charter for Compassion.  Visit their website.
St. Hildegard: Reflections of Soul

Be inspired by Hildegard’s mystical message of Oneness and share these weekly posts on our Christine Center Facebook page with friends. 

Passages from Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen, by our own Gabriele Uhlein. Images from the beauty of the Christine Center.

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