Aug
27

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

2:30pm - 4:30pm   |   retreat

Lectio Divina is a way of praying the scriptures and other spiritual texts, long practiced in Christian tradition. Through guided reflection and sharing on selected books in a spirit of contemplative listening, discover the word of God alive within our hearts and uncover spiritual depth through contemporary writers

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Sep
10

Solstice Taize' Vigil Service

6:30pm - 8:00pm   |   event

Taize` is an ecumenical movement, drawing Christians of all denominations together in unified and compassionate prayer. All people of faith are invited to participate.

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Sep
12

Cooking Up a Storm

9:30am - 2:00pm   |   retreat

Shop in The Prairie gardens and prepare Earth-friendly healthy foods from scratch. Have fun trying recipes with quinoa, using fresh produce from the garden, and learning the basics of making great soups and bread

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Sep
12

Visio Divina through Film - The Legend of Baggar Vance

5:30pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

Sharing our experience of viewing these films together will open doors to “see” more abundant life around us. Join us for a light supper followed by film.

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Sep
14

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Come to the Quiet for a day of peaceful reflection. The day begins with a short message from a wise, holy person who exemplifies an abundant and compassionate life. Time for quiet, a nutritional seasonal lunch, more silence and a closing reflection summarizes the day

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Sep
14

VANG, a Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers

7:00pm - 8:00pm   |   event

It isn’t possible to witness this play and not be changed by the gut-wrenching experiences of these recent refugees and immigrants, by their ability to survive in the face of the horrific. The play will take place in DeWitt, Iowa.

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Sep
15

VANG, a Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers

6:30pm - 7:30pm   |   event

It isn’t possible to witness this play and not be changed by the gut-wrenching experiences of these recent refugees and immigrants, by their ability to survive in the face of the horrific. The play will take place in Davenport, Iowa.

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Sep
24

CHM Jubilee Celebration at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

2:15pm - 3:15pm   |   event

All those who wish to celebrate with the 2017 CHM Jubilarians, especially those sisters living at BDRC in Johnston, Iowa, are welcome to attend.

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Sep
24

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

2:30pm - 4:30pm   |   retreat

Through guided reflection and sharing on selected books in a spirit of contemplative listening, discover the word of God alive within our hearts and uncover spiritual depth through contemporary writers. Book for Lectio: Welcome to the Wisdom of the World: Universal Spiritual Insights Distilled from Five Religious Traditions by Joan Chittister

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Oct
4

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Come to the Quiet for a day of peaceful reflection. The day begins with a short message from a wise, holy person who exemplifies an abundant and compassionate life. Time for quiet, a nutritional seasonal lunch, more silence and a closing reflection summarizes the day.

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Oct
4

Visio Divina through Film

5:30pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

Sharing our experience of viewing these films together will open doors to “see” more abundant life around us. Film: The Color of Paradise

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Oct
11

Knit One, Pray Too!

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Seasoned knitters and novices are invited to bring their latest projects for a tranquil day of needlework, sharing and praying while enjoying the seasonal serenity of The Prairie.

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Nov
1

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Come to the Quiet for a day of peaceful reflection. The day begins with a short message from a wise, holy person who exemplifies an abundant and compassionate life. Time for quiet, a nutritional seasonal lunch, more silence and a closing reflection summarizes the day

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Nov
7

The Enneagram: A Tool for Deepening Understanding of Ourselves and Others

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

You will have an experiential introduction to the nine personalities of the enneagram. Through this process you may discover something about yourself!

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Nov
8

Weaving Prayers and Baskets

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

Learn simple basket weaving in the context of prayer and meditation. Make a market basket for harvesting produce, holding magazines or sewing projects.

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