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June 2017 : Event Details
Mon, Jun 26 - 5:30pm
Sat, Jul 1 - 1:00pm
Maureen Wild, SC
Joyce Rouse
Cosmic Symphony of Love Unfolding Retreat
Go deeper in your understanding of your place in this beauitful universe!
Maureen Wild, SC, & Joyce Rouse

Come to Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) for a contemplative week-long retreat related to your journey in the universe. It will open you to cosmic scriptures, akin to a symphony still being written. The emergence and story of love is an integral theme on the journey. Experience a 2000-year allurement to the Christ love-song, and in a particular way as it evolves in the hearts of Saints and mystics, ancestors and us. Walk this long legacy of love unfolding within and around you through the deep time story of the universe—a Genesis story of love: Cosmogenesis. Conferences, prayer and music serve to celebrate this gift. Come deepen your knowledge and experience of this Great Symphony through spirituality, creativity and science. Come rest in cosmic love!

Facilitator Maureen Wild, SC, conducts retreats focusing on spiritual ecology. Maureen is a Sister of Charity with a master’s degree in Earth literacy who lives on the west coast of British Columbia. A former director of two ecological learning centers, she has guided spiritual ecology programs in international settings.

Joyce Rouse, aka Earth Mama®, has a master’s degree in Earth literacy and is a singer, songwriter and creator of Earth Mama music projects. Her motto: “Helping heal the planet one song at a time.” She lives in Virginia with her husband; both embrace renewable energy solutions to live lightly on Earth.

The cost of this week-long retreat is $450 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals (including dinner on Monday). The commuter fee is $350 and includes sessions 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
$350.00 Commuter
$450.00 Single w/ Shared Bath
Program Code: 17PGR10636
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