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.

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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.

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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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Nov
1

Lectio Divina through Current Writers

6:00pm - 9:00pm   |   retreat

To find peace within ourselves and our families, we must reach into the heart of the conflict. The author uses realistic examples to illustrate guiding principles which will help us attain that goal

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Nov
13

Come to the Quiet– Savoring the Sacred Word

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Awakening our physical sense-pathways to receive the Sacred Word is like relishing a great, scrumptious feast—the smells and sounds, tastes and sights of a banquet, friends and family hands joined to celebrate. This is savoring Holy Word

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Nov
13

Visio Divina through Film

5:00pm - 7:45pm   |   retreat

Visio Divina is scheduled on evenings following Come to the Quiet on selected months. 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: The Land of EB

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Nov
15

Weaving Prayers and Baskets

9:00am - 4:00pm   |   retreat

Make a prayer basket to hold all your prayers of gratitude

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Dec
5

Come to the Quiet– Sacred Stories of Our Lives

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are encouraged to reflect upon the sacred story of our own lives. Psalm 139 reminds us, you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. We encounter the Sacred Story of Jesus when living fully the sacredness of our own lives

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