A place where you are welcome! Regardless of your beliefs, the Christine Center is a place that will inspire and renew you. In this chaotic world, this sacred space can be a balm for the broken, a haven for the weary, a beacon for the searching, and simply a place where your spirit can find space to relax and find its own way.
The Christine Center is known for its warmth, high-quality programming, wonderful woodland setting and the delicious mostly vegetarian and vegan meals.
Echoing our Franciscan roots, we cherish the values of contemplation, hospitality, simplicity, transformation and care of our Earth community. We don’t direct your path; we don’t judge your journey. We serve, empower, and celebrate you.
We create and nurture an intentionally welcoming and safe environment. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion. We welcome the diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.
You can choose from our calendar of group retreats or design your own, join our spiritual deepening program, draw on the wisdom of our spiritual guides, join in with meditation or chanting, savor sound healing, express yourself through intuitive painting or mandala-making, enjoy our sauna, relax with massage therapy from a licensed provider, and feel a new closeness to the Earth through our woods and prairies, trails and gardens, abundant wildlife and glorious stars. This is also a unique setting for board meetings, educational sessions, staff retreats, and other events.