Jul
7

Resolving Disputes Within and Between Families

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Mediation, collaborative law and the informal family law trial court are alternative ways to resolve conflict

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Jul
8

Beading towards Health

1:30pm - 4:00pm   |   retreat

For the health and healing of the family circle we invite you to an afternoon of beading. This experience is especially designed for families who have struggled with health issues for one or more of the family. Honor nature’s healing ways through the simple acts of stringing beads.

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Jul
11

Come to the Quiet– Praying with Images

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Encountering a piece of art with “spiritual eyes” can awaken a new understanding of the Divine Artist at work in our lives.

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Jul
24

CANCELED: Our Deeper Memory: Exploring our Evolving Universe, Earth and Spirituality

Jul 24 5:00pm - Jul 31 10:00am   |   retreat

This silent retreat includes morning rituals and presentations, time to commune with nature in this pristine habitat, supportive videos and an optional sharing each day.

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Aug
2

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

6:00pm - 9:00pm   |   retreat

What does a Pope know about marriage and family life? You’ll be surprised! Patiently and carefully read his pastoral teaching which resonates with a spirit of mercy and compassion.

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Aug
6

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
7

Come to the Quiet– Praying in Nature

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

How often we can take for granted the air we breathe, the earth we tread upon, the trees and grass, flowers and birds that surround us. Praying in nature—walking in a park, sitting under a tree, boating on the river, riding a bike—can inspire us in new ways to recognize and become one with the indwelling Divine Word of creation.

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Aug
20

The Bible's 'Sgt. Joe Friday' – how Mark’s Gospel Portrays Jesus

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

Retreat day will focus on the Jesus presented in Mark’s Gospel, unpacking the 'wonder-working' Son of God, who calls us to become his disciples!

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Aug
26

Eighth Annual Spirit of the Prairie

3:00pm - 6:00pm   |   retreat

A spirit-filled afternoon at The Prairie: Summer Buffet ~ Spirits ~ Music ~ Art. Locally produced food, wines and beer!

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Sep
6

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

6:00pm - 9:00pm   |   retreat

Vulnerability equals courage. It doesn’t always feel like courage! Extensive research reveals how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent and lead. This book is for everyone!

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Sep
9

Women of Scripture Leading the Way

Sep 9 5:00pm - Sep 15 11:00am   |   retreat

A week-long retreat immersed in the beauty of the prairie while reflecting on a feminist interpretation of the Bible. Barbara Reid, OP, PhD, a leading scripture scholar explores both the Old and New Testaments

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Sep
16

Voices Serving the Holy in All (Adult session) and Weaving Our Generations through Song (Family session)

12:00pm - 4:00pm   |   retreat

This community sing is for people who “don’t sing” AND for people who do. It’s for those who want to deepen their sense of communion with others and their sacred respect and wonder in the face of all nature.

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Sep
18

Tuning into our Inner and Outer Guidance as We Move Forward in Life

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Learn SoulCollage basics and explore SoulCollage “Suits.” Join in a fun day of creating personal SoulCollage® cards using magazine images as you are guided through the process.

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Sep
19

Come to the Quiet– Praying in Sound

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

The geese overhead honking their migration, the chimes singing in the wind, music sung and music played, the rhythm of our breath, the beat of our heart, doors slamming, and children screaming in laughter all announce the presence of God, if we but listen. In sacred listening, all sounds speak the Divine Word.

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Sep
19

Visio Divina through Film

5:00pm - 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, beauty and diverse family stories. Film: Gleason

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