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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Jul
30

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. Book for Lectio: Awe and Wonder by Barbara Fiand

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Aug
9

Come to the Quiet

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Miriam the Prophet proclaims in Exodus 15, Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously...Miriam’s prophetic voice calls us to imagine the world as it might be, a world liberated from injustice and oppression where all people live together in abundant compassion, singing to the Lord.

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Aug
10

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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Aug
14

Eating Your Way through the Gospel of Luke

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

Using a deep study and exegesis of Luke’s writings, we will unpack the abundant gift that Jesus was/is for our world!

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Aug
20

Seventh Annual Spirit of the Prairie

3:00pm - 6:00pm   |   retreat

Featuring locally raised and prepared food and locally made wines and beers. Plus live music inside and outside the beautiful Prairie Heights building will entertain visitors throughout the day in the beautiful Iowa countryside.

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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

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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