The Christine Center
The Stillness Calls You
Since its founding in 1980, the Christine Center is a welcoming place of retreat and renewal rooted in the underlying Franciscan values of contemplation, hospitality, compassion, simplicity, transformation, and care for our Earth Community.
As the Christine Center’s community continues to expand, we embrace all persons, nationalities, cultures, and creeds, as our sign above the entrance door proclaims,
“We are one!”
Retreat programs offer unique opportunity to deepen your spiritual practice. Immersing in process with a group provides a supportive container to hold the deep experience that emerges when we open ourselves to spiritual practice and exploration. Here at the Christine Center, we strive to offer diverse opportunities so that all may find a retreat experience to deepen and nourish their practice.
A personal retreat has transforming power, offering deep and lasting benefits. If you have made an intention to deepen your spiritual life with soul work and reconnect with the divine, a personal retreat provides a sacred space for transformation to occur.
While you are doing this quiet reflective inner work, it might be helpful to have a companion to process your experience with you. Our experienced and wise spiritual companions stand ready to be that partner in spiritual growth.
Traveling life on a spiritual path can be confusing, clarifying, daunting, inviting, delighting and at times lonely. Since you have chosen to spend time on retreat at the Christine Center, you know that silence and solitude, nature and healing, go hand in hand. Each of us often chooses to take time for retreat at particular crossroads in life. Perhaps you are seeking a deeper understanding of relationships with yourself, significant other, family, community, work or the unpredictable world we navigate day to day.
We can offer as much or as little time as you prefer during your retreat. We will meet with you via zoom or in person to listen and compassionately guide and walk alongside you as you creatively explore a new understanding of what the Spirit is leading your heart and soul to know.