Upcoming Events at the Glen

2017 Events


Tues Weekly Rosary and Mass
Every Tuesday

The Rosary is prayed at 7:35 a.m. followed by Holy Mass at 8:00 a.m. After a short Bible study led by Fr. Pedro Escribano of Sauk City's Divine Mercy Parish, we enjoy coffee and treats. Please join us in this wonderful fellowship.


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100th Anniversary of Fatima
November 27, 2016 - November 26, 2017

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the Fatima Anniversary Year. There are three ways of obtaining the indulgence. Go on pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal; pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima; or those with mobility issues can spiritually unite themselves to Our Lady. To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: Go to confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Visit our grounds to participate in a celebration in honor of Our Lady and pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Here at Durward's Glen Retreat Center:

• You will find a Fatima Statue from Portugal situated in our Immaculate Conception Chapel, starting February 4, 2017. Spend time in prayer with Our Lady.

• Pray the Rosary on Tuesday mornings at 7:35 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Holy Mass is at 8:00 a.m.

• On the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a program and rosary at the Mary, Mother of God Shrine. A Fatima Statue will be situated at the Shrine on these dates.

Those seeking an indulgence must also pray an Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.


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Fiber Garden Spring Spinner's Retreat
Wednesday - Monday, April 5-10, 2017

Don't miss this spinner's retreat where they will once again enjoy the serene environment of Durward's Glen and the amazing culinary talents of Vintage Port Catering as the group spins the weekend away! This retreat is an opportunity to gather as a spinning community, working at your own skill level on projects of your choice. Deb will be there to coach, guide, and provide encouragement.

There is no agenda for this weekend ... just come and enjoy doing whatever you want, whenever you want! You may choose to work on spinning yarn for a specific project, experimenting with new fibers, exploring novelty yarns, or just pulling fibers out of your stash.

Bring your own fibers, or purchase them at the retreat from Deb’s “fiber shop” that will be on-site. Bring your own wheel or rent one from the Fiber Garden for a small fee. The only pre-requisite for the retreat is that you have some beginning spinning experience. You do not need to be an experienced spinner ... "early career" spinners are welcome and encouraged!

To register, contact Deb Jones at Fiber Garden at
http://www.fibergarden.com/events/spinning-workshops-and-events/


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Cleaning/Work Day at Durward's Glen
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us in getting the grounds ready for the summer. RSVP to let us know you, your family and friends, your work or youth group, or who ever else you are bringing along can join us that day. Based on numbers - we'll arrange for lunch.

Let us know if you are most interested in:
__ Inside jobs in the Log Lodge, Artist Cottage, or Hermitage
__ Outside jobs on the shrines/grottoes
__ Outside jobs on the walkways and water areas
__ Outside jobs on the garden beds
__ Something else
__ Any of the above

Tell your friends. We have lots to do and would appreciate your help to keep the Glen open for the public.


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A Gathering on Mental Health
Friday - Saturday, May 12-13, 2017

The Gathering on Mental Health is a two-day program to heighten awareness of the Mental Health Continuum and steps needed to manage one's mental health, encourage individuals living with mental illness, educate family members, and equip faith-based site leaders to provide effective and compassionate care to any who face the challenges of mental illness.

People living with mental health challenges, their families and friends, community members, church and agency leaders, mental health workers, and members of nonprofit groups are invited for this community discussion. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We will be releasing information for churches to use to heighten awareness.

The Program includes:

Friday, May 12, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trauma-Informed Care: Empowering. Engaging. Effective.

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma refers to extreme stress that overwhelms a person's ability to cope. It can be a single event, a series of events, or a chronic condition such as childhood neglect or domestic violence.

Scott Webb is a trauma survivor himself who has worked in the behavioral health field for 30 years. His career has included clinical, administrative and consultative work. Prior to his working at the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, he worked for a national employee assistance firm managing a national book of business providing as part of his duties, onsite trauma response services across the United States. Scott is currently the Employee Assistance Director for the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. He holds a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is a licensed clinical social worker.

Since 2014, Scott has provided training and technical assistance on trauma-informed care principles to more than 5,400 clinicians statewide. His insights on trauma-informed care have been featured in articles published by Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Isthmus. He also has presented at numerous conferences and acted as keynote speaker for the UW-Madison School of Social Work and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin Conference.

Friday, May 12 - Saturday, May 13
Honest, Open, Proud -- A Decision Making Process for Disclosure

Have a story to tell? Not sure what to say, to whom, and when? Thinking about sharing with someone for the first time or becoming an advocate for mental health?

Honest, Open, Proud: To Eliminate the Stigma of Mental Illness is a decision making process for small group discussion or personal use. It helps you to look at the story you have been telling yourself, discern helpful and hurtful self-attitudes, explore the costs and benefits of disclosing in different settings to different people, and learn strategies for disclosing with relative safety. Lastly, it guides you to draft your own story into a format that discloses not only the pain of mental health challenges but also the internal and external resources and strengths you discovered and use to live your life in the way you choose.

Ultimately each of us is empowered to make our own decisions about if, when, to whom, and for what purpose we might disclose our story. Trained members of WISE (Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination), a statewide coalition working to reduce stigma, will lead small group sessions of HOP.

Space limited to 12 adults per session group. If we have sufficient interest, we will run two groups. The session starts on Friday, May 12 at 5 p.m. and finishes on Saturday, May 13 with lunch at noon. Overnight lodging is available for those who wish to rent a room.
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Fiber Garden Fall Spinner's Retreat
Wednesday - Monday, October 18-23, 2017

Don't miss this spinner's retreat where they will once again enjoy the serene environment of Durward's Glen and the amazing culinary talents of Vintage Port Catering as the group spins the weekend away! This retreat is an opportunity to gather as a spinning community, working at your own skill level on projects of your choice. Deb will be there to coach, guide, and provide encouragement.

There is no agenda for this weekend...just come and enjoy doing whatever you want, whenever you want! You may choose to work on spinning yarn for a specific project, experimenting with new fibers, exploring novelty yarns, or just pulling fibers out of your stash.

Bring your own fibers, or purchase them at the retreat from Deb's "fiber shop" that will be on-site. Bring your own wheel or rent one from the Fiber Garden for a small fee. The only pre-requisite for the retreat is that you have some beginning spinning experience. You do not need to be an experienced spinner ... "early career" spinners are welcome and encouraged!

To register, contact Deb Jones at Fiber Garden at
http://www.fibergarden.com/events/spinning-workshops-and-events/


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Christmas Tree Sale
November 2​4​ - December 24, 201​7​

Get your Christmas Tree with Durward's Glen! Pick up your tree at St. Vincent de Paul Society in Portage, WI.
Address: 1311 W. Wisconsin St., Portage, WI 53901       Phone: (608) 742-5513
The trees are 7-12 feet tall. All trees are $30, regardless of size. All funds from tree sales go to Durward's Glen Retreat and Conference Center. Our thanks to our local tree farmers for their donations to Durward's Glen for this fundraiser.


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Christmas Eve Mass
​Sun​day, December 24, 201​7​ at 11 p.m.

Join us in the Immaculate Conception Chapel at Durward's Glen for Christmas Eve Mass. Bring a plate of cookies to share at the social after mass.


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