Jan
19

Registration is Closed: Ecumenical Prayer Service For Our Elected Leaders

7:00pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

We will gather with fellow Christians to pray for our newly elected leaders and for peace among them and peace within our country, that our fears may be replaced by hope, that our struggles may be lessened by sharing, that our faith may bind us together.

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Jan
21

Online: Finding Peace: Letting Go of Stress and Worry (Session 2)

10:00am - 11:30am   |   retreat

We will reflect on how our struggles unite us more closely with the death and the life of Christ.

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Jan
27

FREE Online: Faith Farms and Climate: Iowa Farmers Helping Solve Our Climate Crisis

9:30am - 11:30am   |   retreat

Farmer innovation around clean energy, reduced tillage, growing a wider variety of crops, growing something all year such as cover crops, and integrating livestock into cropping systems are vital to the next agricultural revolution.

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Jan
28

Online: Finding Peace: Letting Go of Stress and Worry (Session 3)

10:00am - 11:30am   |   retreat

We will come to the triumphant conclusion that it is in love for others that we find the greatest peace of all

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Feb
9

Online: Circle of Life Series: Winter (morning)

10:00am - 11:30am   |   retreat

The Seasons of the Year have been spiritual lessons for our lives. In this retreat we will spend time reflecting on the winter season.

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Feb
9

Online: Circle of Life Series: Winter (evening)

6:30pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

The Seasons of the Year have been spiritual lessons for our lives. In this retreat we will spend time reflecting on the winter season

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Feb
10

Free Online: Students Telling Their Story of Covid-19: Grieving Their Losses

6:30pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

COVID-19 has touched everyone. One area of great concern is how it has affected students. We are inviting four students to share, via ZOOM, their stories of losses, challenges, and surprises during this pandemic.

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Feb
18

Online Day of Reflection: Let God be God

9:30am - 3:30pm   |   retreat

Do you feel like you make the same mistakes again and again? Do you often think there has to be a simpler way to get through the day? In our time together we will identify areas of personal challenge and find ways to enter into more contemplative trust in yourself and your faith. We will use examples from popular culture and the bible to find relatable areas of personal challenge as well as ways to trust yourself and your God with more freedom and regularity. Join us for a lighthearted journey through life’s struggles with lots of time for reflection and introspection and more freedom.

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Feb
24

Free online: Wednesday Nights with Barb

7:00pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

Barb Arland Fye, editor of The Catholic Messenger, will lead a discussion with people who will speak on their area of expertise about how they have dealt with being at one with Earth and caring for creation around them

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Feb
25

Free Online: CHM Spirit Days (session 1)

6:30pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

CHM Spirit Days is a 2-week series open to anyone who would like to know more about the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (also known as the Sisters of Humility). You are welcome to register for one or both sessions. During the first session, we will focus on the history, mission and ministries of the sisters. The second session on March 4th will focus on CHM spirituality, including the Magnificat and humility. There will also be time to learn about religious life today and CHM associates.

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Mar
3

Free online: Wednesday Nights with Barb

7:00pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

Barb Arland-Fye will talk with Amy Kersten about her and her husband’s response to climate change by caring for God’s creation in their daily lives.

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Mar
4

CHM Spirit Days (session 2)

6:30pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

CHM Spirit Days is a 2-week series open to anyone who would like to know more about the Congregation of the Humility of Mary (also known as the Sisters of Humility). You are welcome to register for one or both sessions. During the first session on February 25th, we will focus on the history, mission and ministries of the sisters. This second session will focus on CHM spirituality, including the Magnificat and humility. There will also be time to learn about religious life today and CHM associates.

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Mar
10

Free Online: Wednesday Nights with Barb

7:00pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

Using The Prairie theme of “Living Lightly on the Earth,” Barb Arland-Fye will talk with Deacon Dan Freeman of St. Andrew Parish in Blue Grass about how we, as people of faith, form and support those who have a direct impact on creation in terms of farming and other rural activities.

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Mar
15

Free Online: Retail & Restaurant Workers Telling Their Story of Covid-19

6:30pm - 8:00pm   |   retreat

We will listen to four people tell about their losses and disappointments as well as the silver linings they have discovered interacting with us, the public, as they try to conduct business as usual. We all need to hear their stories, if only as an act of appreciation for how much they have contributed to our lives.

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Mar
17

Free Online: Wednesday Nights with Barb

7:00pm - 8:30pm   |   retreat

Barb Arland-Fye will have a conversation with Father Jeff Belger, priest director of the Newman Catholic Student Center in Iowa City. They will talk about his love for God’s creation and his work with young adults, inspiring them to build relationships with one another, with nature, and with God.

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