Upcoming Events at the Glen

2017 Events

Wed Weekly Rosary and Mass
Every Wednesday
  (beginning in September 2017)

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.

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 Wednesday 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.

2017 Respect Life Retreat
Friday - Saturday, September 15-16, 2017

Come away to scenic Durward's Glen to be re-energized in your prayer and work to protect life from conception to natural death. Whether you are a sidewalk counselor, pray outside abortion facilities, are on your parish Respect Life committee, or simply pray quietly in your home, please join us for the retreat.
    • Overnight Guest - $85           • Commuter - $30           • Scholarships are available.

    Send payment to:
    Vigil for Life
    PO Box 499
    Baraboo, WI 53713

Contact Marie Lins at
marielins@hotmail.com or phone (608) 469-3982, or Bette Weisshaar at ehweisshaar@hotmail.com
2017 Respect Life Retreat brochureAdobe PDF icon

Sponsored by Vigil for Life and Durward's Glen Retreat Center

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

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.

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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