Presentations & Retreats

Through Five Point Consulting

For further information or  scheduling a presentation or retreat,
contact Five Point Consulting 612 715-2663.

Presentation Topics

12 Steps to Spirituality

Our life long search for purpose and meaning are found in the 12 Steps which have given hope to millions of people. We explore the history and find ways to daily practice them, bringing serenity to our spirit.

Review/Renew Your Relationships

Relationships are complicated. Romantic, parental, siblings, children, work. The presentation provides communication skills, understanding gender, simplify conflicts, and offers a plan to bring joy to relationships.

Finding Serenity in a World of Chaos

The world is complex. Identifying the toxins. Proceeding with clearing, cleaning and shifting the focus can promote serenity. Clarifications and possibilities are offered.

Meditative Grief

Significant loss changes the trajectory of our lives. Grief transformed brings understanding of the dynamics. We explore grief and the complications by renewing, remembering, realizing, releasing, reaffirming.

Parenting: The Joy and Journey

A tiny being brings great joy. With joy there is responsibility. From the first cry to leaving home, we discover the joy and sometimes the pain of parenting. Realistic tools to assist you on the journey.

2023 Speaking Dates

Easter Retreat – April 21-23, 2023

Connecting Benedictine Values, Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, and the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Presented by Annetta Sanow, MA, AAPC

Living in the solution becomes a way of spiritual life. We will explore the history, impact, and connections of the three most important spiritual movements in history.

Reservation Information

The retreat begins with supper at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and concludes after a Sunday morning conference and optional 10:30 a.m. Mass.
Cost: single-occupancy room, $220; double-occupancy room, $385; suite, $415; meals included.


To register for this retreat, contact the Spiritual Life Office at 320-363-3929, email us at spirlife@osb.org, or register online.

Future Speaking Events

Healing The Spirit Through the 12 Steps

Cape Cod, MA

Where Annetta has spoken

  • AA & Al-Anon Conferences
  • Abused Adult Conference
  • Anne Frank: A Child of the World
  • Archdiocese of St. Paul / Minneapolis Youth Conference
  • Beginning Experience local and national
  • Bishop Ryan High School
  • Bismarck Police Department
  • Diocese of Bismarck
  • Hazelden / Betty Ford Foundation
  • Hazen and Beulah High Schools
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Minneapolis Police Academy
  • Multiple parishes and congregations
  • National Farmers Union
  • North American Conference of Separate and Divorced Catholics
  • North Dakota Chaplains Association
  • Richardton High School
  • St. John’s Parish and School
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Mary’s High School
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Trinity High School
  • University of Mary
  • University of Nevada Neumann Center
  • University of Notre Dame
  • West River Conference on Social Welfare
  • Women’s Health Summit
  • Visitation High School

Dear Annetta: It was hard to return to work after your talk this morning, as your story and your approach to recovery are very powerful and moving. Thank you for being such a great teacher and role model for our patients and for our staff!

Testimonial Mark G. Mishek
Mark G. Mishek
President & CEO Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation

She has such a powerful message of forgiveness. You connected with our very souls.

Testimonial Hazelden Alumni
Hazelden Alumni

Your presentation on Sexuality is wonderful to hear. The important message on Family of Origin is excellent. Thank You.

Testimonial Marie & Bob
Marie & Bob
TCR Coordinators

No mother forgets a child unless drugs or mental illness are involved. Those words spoken by you will be forever engrained in my heart, soul, and mind. It changed my life. I wanted to thank you again, not only for what you did for me that day, but for all the things that you do for the many people whose lives you touch each and every day.

Testimonial Dave