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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Sep
26

“Putting Food By” the Old-Fashioned Way

9:30am - 2:00pm   |   retreat

As summer tomatoes and green beans are most bountiful in gardens and farmers markets it is time to learn how to store them for the winter. Think of how the family will enjoy doing what grandma did. Come with your own garden or farmers market produce or help with “putting food by” for The Prairie. We will learn how to use the dreaded pressure cooker, make jam, jelly, spaghetti sauce and more depending on what the season offers.

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Oct
3

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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Oct
4

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

6:00pm - 9:00pm   |   retreat

The word catholicity means a sense of the whole; we are parts of the whole. “The absolute wholeness of life is Love – God – the power of the future.” Fascinating to ponder! Let’s ponder together!

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Oct
4

Taize’ Vigil Service

6:30pm - 7:30pm   |   event

Taize is an ecumenical prayer movement initiated in France. Through prayer, readings, song, and silence join a praying community in compassionate prayer for world needs.

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Oct
17

Come to the Quiet– Listening to the Stillness and Silence

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Days become shorter, nights grow longer and summer’s clamor perishes; all giving way to opportunities of quieting our inner chatter and opening to the whispers and silence of the Divine Word. In return and rest you will be saved; quietness and trust will be your strength. Come to the Quiet is an opportunity to enter a day of peaceful, spiritual refreshment.

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Oct
17

Visio Divina through Film

5:00pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

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. We will watch the film "Lion".

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Oct
19

Finding Our Way Home

Oct 19 5:00pm - Oct 21 11:00am   |   retreat

There is no way life should be, there is only life. When we profoundly surrender to the Mystery that life is, we become present in a very different way. Leader: Paula D’Arcy, Internationally known writer, playwright, retreat leader

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Oct
23

Clifton StrengthsFinder Workshop - Focusing on What’s STRONG, Not What’s Wrong

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

StrengthsFinder Workshop is an opportunity to identify and develop unique talents to enhance personal and professional lives.

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