Our Contemplative Way
The Christine Center is a Midwest spirituality center dedicated to offering unique opportunities for growth, healing and spiritual deepening that facilitate personal and collective transformation. As we grow in depth and integrity and put our inner wisdom into inspired practice, we are changed and we participae in the transformation of the world.
We welcome both groups and individuals to the center for contemplation and spiritual growth. Here beginners as well as long-time seekers will find stillness, natural beauty and ample communal support for inner work. It is our intention that the programs, retreats, and hermitage experiences that we offer invite each guest into deeper understanding and awareness for the nurturing of soul and the enrichment of life.
Facilitated by a highly qualified core team, as well as outstanding presenters that resonate with the spirit of the center, we make available retreats, workshops and other opportunities for those who desire spiritual deepening, integrative healing and mindful living. We offer a daily meditation schedule, wholesome simple living, and a menu of fresh, natural, and mostly vegetarian foods. Reverent silence and reflective solitude are encouraged and supported.
The Christine Center provides an extraordinary rustic woodland experience. We affirm our intimacy with nature and our responsibility as conscious participants in the wellbeing and vitality of the whole Earth community. We engage in practices to maintain the natural diversity of our environment and to enhance the ecological sustainability of our center.
Grounded in the spiritual lineage of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, the Christine Center is rooted in the Catholic contemplative tradition. Its distinctive emphasis on meditation, mystical spirituality and holistic integration inspires people of many faith traditions to come for inner growth and spiritual development. Affirming that all is One, we warmly welcome and encourage seekers and practitioners of all spiritual paths.
Together, we are committed to exceptional hospitality. Our dedicated employees, assisted by work-exchange guests and volunteers, maintain a welcoming and caring community environment. Motivated and energized by the many seekers who come to the center, we continually strive to improve our facilities and to serve our guests well.
In gratitude for all we have received, the Christine Center community of residents, staff, workers and guests seeks to honor the sacred in this quiet woodland place. For the sake of all beings we continue to steward the many resources of the Center.
At the Christine Center, stillness calls us to personal deepening and spiritual growth for the sake of the world’s transformation. We welcome persons of all spiritual paths and offer contemplative support for their inner work in a natural woodland sanctuary.