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September 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. 
Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation
September 8-10 (Friday-Sunday)
With Andrea Russell
Going on retreat offers an opportunity to let down the stresses of life and deepen your yoga and meditation practices.  You will learn Ayurvedic self-care rituals and daily routine recommendations to align harmoniously with the season, so your health and well-being may flourish. Register Here

Aging into Higher Consciousness
September 13-15 (Wednesday-Friday)
With Delmarie Gibney and Lucia Leck
During this interactive workshop, we will awaken to new ways of engaging in our aging process, including life review, forgiveness work, issues surrounding our mortality, and the essential role of spiritual development in our later years, including serving others and leaving a legacy. Learn More

Hildegard Festival
September 15-17 (Friday-Sunday)
Hosted by S. Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD with special guest presenter, Jean Feraca.
An annual tradition at the Christine Center, the Hilde-Fest is a celebration of all things St. Hildegard: music, art, food and the bold stature of soul this 12th century saint inspires!
This year we ask, “Why Hildegard Today?” and we’ll participate in a wild and wonderful presentation of St. Hildegard’s “Play of the Virtues”.  In good company, and adorned in “spiritual jewels”, we’ll share St. Hildegard’s heroic Soul’s Journey to God and experience her high hope for humankind in the healing of our world. Learn More

Experience a Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation Weekend
See announcement below about our Spiritual Deepening Program.
September 22-24 (Friday-Sunday)
With Sr. Marge Zulaski, Sr. Johanna Seubert and Annie Lea
This weekend offers a taste of our Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation Program. Meeting in a circle of people who seek spiritual depth, we will learn and practice ways to connect with spirit and each other.  This is an opportunity to explore if this program is a fit for you.  This weekend will satisfy your curiosity about what it’s like to participate in one of the sixteen weekends in this three-year program. Learn More

Meditation: Taming the Mind, Unlocking the Heart
September 25-27 (Monday-Wednesday)
With Lama Yeshe 
The foundation practice the Buddha taught is meditation. It is a way to tame our minds so they behave better. And, we all have a noble heart full of wisdom, love and compassion. Another type of meditation we will learn during this retreat will aid in releasing these wonderful qualities of our noble heart. Participants will have the opportunity to meet individually with Lama Yeshe during the retreat. For all experience levels. Learn More
Could this program
be a turning point for you?
Christine Center     
 Spiritual Deepening
for Global Transformation
Three-year Certificate Program
Begins February 23, 2018

For details and an application: Learn More

Choose a commitment to your own Spiritual Deepening:  Learn contemplative practices for daily life.  Cultivate self-acceptance and learn to silence the inner critic. 

Choose to grow in a Circle of Community:  Find greater depth in conversations and relationships.  Recognize shared values by engaging in a community of people seeking spiritual depth.

For the sake of Global Transformation:  Grow in sensing the interconnection of all living beings.  Know that our spiritual practices and our personal transformation contributes to the good of the whole world.

Our program offers
  • A thoughtful blend of study, contemplation, dialogue and community.
  • Guidance and support for exploring a rich interior life.
  • Skills to meet life’s challenges with a depth of understanding and compassion.
  • Opportunities to transform, heal and create a life of spiritual depth and grace for your own sake and for the sake of the world.

    See announcement above about our Spiritual Deepening Program weekend.
  Sr. Henrita's Compassion Blog Goes International

For the past couple years, we've been reading Sr. Henrita's inspiring, meditation posts on her Circle of Compassion blog. Because the blog was just accepted for publication on The Charter for Compassion website, she will now have readers from around the world. Visit their home page, scroll half way down the page to Charter Blogs.

Nourish Body, Mind, and Soul with a Personal Retreat

Weekend or Midweek

Whatever your goal, nourishing the body, mind and soul requires some alone time, some get-away time with yourself, with nature, with God.

Replenish yourself with natural beauty and healthy meals in this sacred place. Come read, write, create, or relax in the the stillness and peace of uninterrupted time.

Learn More about a personal retreat. Spiritual Guidance available. Learn More

Donor Development Update 
by Ann Swanson, Donor Development Coordinator

Supporting O ur Vision All Year Long:
One Monthly Donor’s Story

Let me introduce you to someone important to me and a friend of the Christine Center, my mother Lois Kubes. She’s a retired English teacher, mother of six, and one of our many generous donors who has chosen to contribute via a monthly ongoing donation. 

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