Reservation Process
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Refund Policy
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February 2017 : Event Details
Fri, Feb 17 - 3:00pm
Sun, Feb 19 - 1:00pm
winter stillness at Prairiewoods
Wintering Stillness Silent Directed Retreat
Take sacred time away in stillness and silence
Betty Daugherty, FSPA;Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber; & Lucille Winnike, FSPA

Winter is the natural season to burrow in, sip something hot and tend to life’s deeper mysteries! If you desire a little wintering stillness, come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for some peace and quiet, for deepening, for renewal. This silent directed weekend retreat will provide sacred time and space for you to enter into solitude in the heart of seventy acres of woodland and prairie, held by the beauty of creation. A daily session with a spiritual director will offer an opportunity to listen closely to the Spirit’s movements in your life. As you rest in silence, you may notice many of life’s sweetest gifts, regain a sense of balance, learn to be still and live in the moment. Come for this weekend and savor it all year!

Facilitators Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber & Lucille Winnike, FSPA, are all spiritual directors on staff at Prairiewoods. They have hosted hundreds of incredible individuals during Silent Directed Retreats over the years, and they will delight in accompanying you on your spiritual odyssey!

The cost of this weekend retreat is $230 and includes sessions, daily spiritual direction, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, daily spiritual direction, and daily lunch and dinner. A non-refundable deposit of $25 is required at registration. (Full payment is required to register online. If you prefer to pay the $25 registration fee now and the balance when you arrive, please call 319-395-6700.) If you want to stay in a Hermitage, you also will need to register by phone. If you have dietary restrictions that affect your health, please call or send an email to

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Regular Registration Fees
$180.00 Commuter
$230.00 Single w/ Shared Bath (None Available)
Program Code: 17PGR08815
Good place for a control!