May
11

Embracing the Sacred Feminine

1:00pm - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Join us for an early celebration of Mother’s Day as we reconnect with the power of the Sacred Feminine and explore our relationship to it in meditation and reflection. This presentation is open to both men and women.

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May
12

The Path of Service and the Nature of Suffering

May 12 5:00pm - May 13 3:30pm   |   retreat

This retreat explores the Buddhist understandings about the nature of suffering contained in the Four Noble Truths. Led by: Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., Founding Director, Foundation of the Sacred Stream

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May
16

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

St. Brendon lived his life as a pilgrim. His prayer gives us courage to do the same, "Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You." 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.

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May
16

Visio Divina through Film

5:30pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

Film: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Sharing our experience of viewing this film together will open doors to “see” more abundant life around us. Join us for a light supper followed by film.

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May
28

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

2:30pm - 4:30pm   |   retreat

Book for Lectio: "12 Steps to a Compassionate Life" by Karen Armstrong. 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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Jun
1

Weaving Prayers and Baskets

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

Learn simple basket weaving and have a wonderful lunch.

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Jun
13

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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Jun
15

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

​Dorothy Day, Founder of The Catholic Worker Movement, committed her life to help the outcasts of society. Come to the Quiet for a day of peaceful reflection.

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Jun
16

Retreating into the Universe Story and Laudato Si

Jun 16 5:00pm - Jun 22 10:00am   |   retreat

We will look at basic principles and characteristics that will guide us to a wholistic, feminine and integrated relationship with all beings and parts of creation. The goal of this retreat is to move us from contemplation to action in our care for our common home

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Jun
25

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

2:30pm - 4:30pm   |   retreat

Book for Lectio: "Paradoxology" by Miriam Therese Winter. Science and spirituality are not opposites. They blend and become both matter and space. Unbelievable? The author uses lyrical prose in guiding us to suspend our beliefs and enter into a realm of mystery.

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Jul
6

Introduction to SoulCollage®

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Join in a fun day of creating personal SoulCollage® cards using magazine images as you are guided through the process. See how your cards reveal your true inner self and how they can assist with life questions.

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Jul
8

The Medicine Wheel: Practical Use in 2017

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Learn the Native American practice of the Medicine Wheel and use the Four Directions for balance and healing.

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Jul
11

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

St. Benedict gave us a little rule written for beginners. His little rule summons us to listen with the ear of your heart. Come to the Quiet for a day of peaceful reflection.

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Jul
11

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. Join us for a light supper followed by the film: When Love is not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.

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Jul
23

Come Apart Into Solitude: Private or Directed Retreat

Jul 23 5:00pm - Jul 29 11:00am   |   retreat

Creation is the first place of the revelation of God. The Prairie offers exquisite beauty, profound silence and deep communion with God in this holy place. Experience the labyrinth, cosmic walk, reflection by the pond and meditative walking on our many trails. Spiritual Direction available upon request before July 15.

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