Retreats for writers, painters, icon-writers and others are on the 2017 calendar at Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae.
Directed by Dominican Sr. Elizabeth Amman, the center is a ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and offers private and directed retreats on a variety of topics.

This year’s retreats include:

“The Unsleeping Eye” icon-writing retreat, April 23-29

Weekend on the water fishing retreat, May 5-7

Creative techniques with watercolor retreat, May 28 through June 2

Creative mindfulness through watercolor retreat, July 9-14

Writer’s retreat, Aug. 5-10

The greening power of God, Aug. 25-27

The sacred gift of listening, Sept. 22-26

For more information, visit the center’s website,, or call 715-385-3750.