Man-for-Private-and-Directed-Retreat-Website-ad1Need a break from everyday life? Catholics seeking rest and renewal can reconnect with God at one of these upcoming retreats:

Marywood Fransiscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae

Holy Week Retreat – April 1-4. Sr. Marla Lang, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, encourages retreatants to reflect on the message of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection in their own lives. Fee: $195 (all-inclusive) or $100 for commuters. Register by March 16.

Forgiving: A Guided Retreat – June 14-18. Professor and Catholic author Carl Koch directs a retreat on letting go of anger and achieving forgiveness. Investment: $450, all-inclusive. Register by May 15.

Praying with Clare of Assisi Retreat – July 17-21. Sr. Marla Lang, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, shares insights on the life of St. Clare of Assisi, one of St. Francis’ first followers. Fee: $350 (all-inclusive) or $190 for commuters. Register by June 19.

To learn more about retreats at Marywood, call 715-385-3750 or email .

St. Anthony Retreat Center, Marathon

Lenten Evening of Prayer – March 10, 5:30-8 p.m. Fr. Frank Corradi, senior priest in the Diocese of La Crosse, presents an examination of scripture and prayers and celebrates Mass. Offering: $35, includes meal.

Mercy Retreat – April 24-26. Capuchin Fr. Dan Crosby offers insight into St. John Paul II’s message of Divine Mercy. Offering: $185, includes meals, lodging and materials.

Retreat with Fr. Albert Haase – June 21-26. Fransiscan Fr. Albert Haase directs this silent preached retreat on personal transformation, forgiveness and resisting temptation. Offering: $495, includes meals, lodging and materials.

For details on all retreats at St. Anthony, call 715-443-2236 or email .

Other area retreats

Essential Monastic Wisdom lecture/retreat – Feb. 27, St. Paul Monastery, St. Paul. Benedictine Fr. Hugh Feiss examines monastic wisdom as it applies to 21st century life. Public lecture is 7-9 p.m. Feb. 27. Fee: $25. Retreat is Feb. 27 through March 1. Cost: $175 for shared accommodations, $225 for single, $100 for commuters. Call 651-777-8181 for information.
Living the Covenant of God’s Unconditional Love Lenten Retreat – Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to noon. St. Scholastica Monastery, Duluth. Benedictine Sr. Pauline Micke and Fr. Steve Ulrick explore the meaning of a covenant relationship with God. Freewill offering. Call 218-753-6555 to register.

Men’s, women’s and couples’ retreats – Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center, Prior Lake, Minnesota, offers ongoing retreats for men, women and married couples. To learn more, visit www. or call 952-447-2182.

Parish retreats

Paschal Mystery Lenten Retreat – Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Pius X, Solon Springs. Lunch provided. Guest speaker is Fr. Andrew Ricci, rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior. Information: 715-378-4431.

N.E.W. Koinonia – March 13-15, St. Therese of Lisieux, Phillips. Retreat emphasizes community-building and enriching individuals’ relationships with Christ. Email Bluette Puchner to learn more, .

Youth retreats

Youth rally – March 18, 5:30 p.m., Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior.

Discipleship U High School Leadership Training – April 24-26, CrossWoods, Mason.

Extreme Faith Camp – June 8-12. Two locations: CrossWoods, Mason, and Crescent Lake, Rhinelander. Contact Megan Noll for details on all youth activities, .