Explore Meditation Spaces
If the exquisite round hall is not being used, you are welcome to enjoy this beautiful space to meditate, practice yoga, or just relax.
Bella Maroti Library
Our library is a first-rate collection of a wide-range of spirituality titles. There are two computer stations with printers, plus wifi. A comfortable, quiet, contemplative space for reflection with lots of morning sun.
The center offers marked trails for hiking briskly, slower contemplative walking, meditation, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. One stretch of our trail is now a board-walk for walking in wet weather.
By the small pond just off the trail, the Canticle Meditation Circle is a celebration of the Canticle of the Creatures that summarizes the Franciscan heritage of the Christine Center where all are welcomed as divine guest. Read More
Intuitive Art Studio
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our intuitive art studio is currently closed.
Once you’re given a tour and instructions from our resident artist, S. Gabriel Uhlein, OSF, PhD, you’re free to use the studio anytime the muse calls to you day or night. Learn More (link).
Spirit Jewel Bookstore and Gifts
It’s small but mighty. We stock a wide range of subjects on spirituality.
In addition, we carry beautiful handmade bookmarks, original art work, handmade jewelry, and contemplative items, as well as a choice of journals and notebooks, colored pencils, incense, and hand-crafted soaps.
Spirit Jewel is located along the corridor on the way to the library and chapel. A comfortable chair and lighting allow for browse and sit sessions.
Fresh books arrive every week or so, and our free books are replenished monthly.
Spirit Jewel offer books on Christian mystics, contemporary Buddhism, contemporary spirituality, Jungian dreams, science/eco-spirituality, First Nations, yoga and body awareness, St. Hildegard of Bingen, writing as spiritual practice, mandala and intuitive arts, and many other topics, and a children’s section for books to enjoy with and to inspire the little ones in your life.