Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center: 25 years
According to "Marywood celebrates 25 years" published June 16 by the Diocese of Superior's Catholic Herald:
For 25 years, Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, (pictured above) has offered classes, workshops and spiritual guidance in the Diocese of Superior.
On June 6, 1992, the religious community made the decision to develop the Vilas County site as the diocese’s only spirituality center, and on Tuesday, June 6, the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration celebrated Marywood’s 25th anniversary with Bishop James P. Powers and guests.
Marywood was purchased in 1966 to be a provincial site and sisters’ retreat center. Later, the La Crosse-based Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration transitioned the property to a place of ministry, a retreat center open to the general public. About 50 people attended the Mass of Thanksgiving and luncheon, including current staff, FSPA sisters, original advisory committee and board members, and former staff.