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9th Annual Spirit of the Prairie

3:00pm - 6:00pm   |   retreat


Celebrating 20 Years of Spiritual Retreats on the Prairie

A spirit-filled afternoon at The Prairie. Summer buffet with locally produced food, wines and beer. Local artist demonstrations, a silent art auction, live music and tours of the retreat center and beautiful grounds. 

Fee $50  Click link above or call 563-336-8401 to register. (Proceeds benefit OLPR Programs)

Please join us for an extra special Spirit of the Prairie party as the Sisters of the Humility of Mary celebrate the 20th anniversary of acquiring Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Avenue, Wheatland, Iowa.

Spirit of the Prairie will feature:

·       locally raised and prepared food and local wine and beer (including Smokin' Butt BBQ)

·       live music provided by the Barley House Band

·       a silent art auction with opportunity to visit with local artists

·       walking and golf cart tours of the retreat center and the grounds, featuring the “Cosmic Walk,” the labyrinth, the way of the cross, prairie trails, nature pond and lush gardens

·       historical displays

In 1999, The Congregation of the Humility of Mary purchased from the Trappist Monks the farm that is Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat.  We celebrate 20 years of providing spiritual retreats and programs to the Davenport Diocese and beyond.

The Prairie provides hospitality and service to people of all faiths in a sacred space of peace and beauty that promotes respect for all creation in the tradition of the Sisters of Humility. It is located in rural east central Iowa, near Wheatland, on 200 acres of native grass prairie woodland along the Wapsipinicon River. 

New visitors and return guests to Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat will find this a wonderful opportunity to experience and explore the Spirit of the Prairie. You are sure to depart feeling relaxed, renewed and ready to return.

Artists who have donated to the auction will be in attendance demonstrating their skill and explaining their process. They include: Brad Bisbey - acrylics, Pat Bereskin - oils/other, Pat Halverson - acrylics, Autumn Rozario Hall - acrylics, Paul Herrera - water color, Regan Hatfield - acrylics, Gail McPike & Barbara Youngquist - spinning/weaving, Rose Moore - pastels, Andi Naab - water color & other mixed media, Gabby Schadt - oils.

Our sponsors make this possible.  

Cosmic Walk Sponsors:  TAG - The Advisory Group, Gary and Gerda Lane, Sisters of St. Francis - Clinton, IA, JAG Capital Management, and Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home.

Labyrinth Sponsors: Bill and Judy Benevento, Davenport Printing Company, Edward Jones - Tim Lane, Flaherty's-The Irish Candy Company, Molyneaux Insurance, River City Tire & Automotive, SMokin' Butt BBQ