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
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
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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Nov
12

Opening to Peace through Compassion

1:00pm - 5:00pm   |   retreat

True peace begins within. When we open our heart to fully loving ourselves, we also free ourselves to shine our light outwardly to the world, helping to change the vibration around us

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Dec
5

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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Dec
5

Visio Divina through Film

5:30pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

A growing spiritual practice of Visio Divina allows us to sink into God’s presence through visual stories of redemption, transformation, awe and beauty. 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: "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring"

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Jan
25

Come Into Solitude: A Winter Sabbatical for Sisters at The Prairie

Jan 25 9:00am - Feb 27 10:00am   |   retreat

​A five-week contemplative experience in the heart of a Midwest prairie. The Prairie offers exquisite beauty, profound silence and deep communion with God in this holy place. Take time for rest and renewal while experiencing the revelation of the divine through creation in winter.

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