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June 2018 : Event Details
Sun, Jun 10 - 5:30pm
Sat, Jun 16 - 1:00pm
Sr Betty, Sr Lucille, Laura & Sr Ann
June Silent Directed Retreat
Go deep into your spiritual center during a week of silence and contemplation
Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber; and Lucille Winnike, FSPA

For those who desire deepening and renewal, a week-long foray into the silence may be just the balm for the soul. Silent directed retreats (offered in June and July) provide lavish time and sacred space for prayer, solitude, quiet and peace. In the solace of 70 acres of prairie and woodland, the beauty of creation extends a sweet embrace. Each day will offer the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director who will listen with you for the movement of the Spirit within your life. A daily experience of centering prayer is available in a group setting. As you rest in silence, you may notice many of life’s gifts, regain a sense of balance, and learn to be still, to live in the moment, and to deepen your relationship with God and others. Silent Directed Retreats are ideal for anyone who could use a little quiet time away from over-stimulation to return to the center, to learn the art of deep listening, to recover a sense of wonder and gratitude for life, and to fall in love again with living.

Facilitators Betty Daugherty, FSPA; Ann Jackson, PBVM; Laura Weber; and Lucille Winnike, FSPA; are all on staff at Prairiewoods and delight in accompanying others on a spiritual journey. They are deeply committed to Prairiewoods’ mission to host hope for inter-connection in an evolving universe.

The cost of this week-long retreat is $425 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals (Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch). Lodgers only, please. 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

Regular Registration Fees
$425.00 Single w/ Shared Bath
$425.00 Hermitage w/ Bath
Program Code: 18PGR12278
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