Welcome to the Christine Center!
We are pleased to offer a wonderful line up of soul-nourishing retreat programs both onsite and online.
With Love and Compassion for All
We open our hearts in solidarity with the people of Ukraine in this time of great suffering, and to all the people of the earth experiencing the losses and pain of conflict, natural disaster and climate change. May we find wholeness and continued movement toward the realization that all of creation is one.
We are happy to be celebrating October 4 – 11 as
Christine Center Heritage Week
October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis
on October 11th the Center will be exactly 42 years old.
To mark the occasion please enjoy reading St. Francis’s well known Serenity Prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying of the self that we are born
to eternal life.
– St. Francis of Assisi
Our founding Mothers are Franciscans from Wheaton IL and from the FSPA in LaCrosse, WI
The Christine Center
Update on Co-vid-19 Precautions
Dear Friends and Guests of the Center,
We continue to be grateful for the return of onsite guests.
As always, our goal is to provide a safe environment for the Center’s visitors and staff. Over the past 18 months our masking procedures have changed, as we monitor CDC guidelines and updates from our local health department.
Currently masks are no longer required for visitors entering the main Center building. However, a supply of masks will be available at the entrances, and visitors may choose to wear them. Program facilitators may continue to establish masking protocols for their attendees in their retreat gathering spaces.
We thank you for your assistance with our updated protocols.
The Christine Center Leadership Team