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Hiawatha
319-395-6700
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Premier Retreats: Ongoing

Prairiewoods
120 E Boyson Rd
Hiawatha
Email: ecospirit@prairiewoods.org
Website: www.fspa.org
Telephone: 319-395-6700

"If I spent enough time with the tiniest creature…even a caterpillar… I would never have to prepare a sermon. So full of God is every creature." Meister Eckhart

Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred space where people of all faiths and cultures are invited to explore and nurture their relationships with the Source of all Being, Earth, Self and Others, with an increasing awareness of the story of the Universe. Prairiewoods is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, a Catholic community.

The vision of Prairiewoods is of people everywhere, awakened in consciousness and energized by the loving, creative Spirit of the Universe into a community, moving together into wisdom, compassion and the fullness of life.

Our Franciscan Heritage calls us to:
◾integrate the principles of the universe: Interiority, diversity and communion as a basis for all decision making.
◾reverence the Divine Presence within all creation, including in each member of the Earth Community.
◾provide programs and opportunities for ongoing personal transformation for the development of wisdom and compassion.
◾encourage care for the earth through our practices, programs, retreats and outreach.
◾collaborate with others in developing programs that enhance spiritual deepening and impact greater ecological consciousness.
◾celebrate the privilege of being human.
◾provide sanctuary and rest, a place where each individual is welcomed with warm hospitality and respect.
◾encourage dialogue among various faith traditions to promote respect and cooperation.
◾continue involvement with the broader community around sacred values.


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Featured Retreats

Title of Retreat : Spirituality in the 21st Century
Date of Retreat: Mar 28 2014
Retreat End Date : Mar 29 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Spiritual
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Prairiewoods
Website: www.fspa.org
Email: ecospirit@prairiewoods.org
Telephone: 319-395-6700

Prairiewoods is a retreat and conference center focused on ecology, spirituality and holistic health.

Join us for our annual Spirituality in the 21st Century conference March 28–29, 2014. The featured speakers will be Marc Ian Barasch and Drew Dellinger, who will talk about compassion, eco-justice and hope for the world today.

For more information or to register, visit www.Prairiewoods.org.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  pw.retreatportal.net
Email: ecospirit@prairiewoods.org
Telephone: 319-395-6700

Retreat Leader: 
Leader Biography: Marc Ian Barasch is an award-winning writer, editor and producer. Founder of the Green World Campaign and author of The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness (2009), Marc’s work on compassion inspired the documentary “I Am,” by Tom Shadyac.
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an evocative speaker, poet, writer and teacher who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology and compassion. He also is a consultant, publisher and founder of Planetize the Movement.

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Title of Retreat : GROWING IN WISDOM & GRACE:A Spirituality for Every Day Living
Date of Retreat: Jul 21 2014
Retreat End Date : Jul 26 2014
Spiritual Orientation: 
Primary Theme: Contemplative
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Shalom Spirituality Center
Website: www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

We are invited to imitate Jesus and thus to grow in wisdom and grace. This retreat will focus on how to use the “stuff” of our every day lives to walk faithfully on this journey towards wholeness and holiness, balancing spirituality with psychology. Some of the topics presented will include
remembering our blessings, naming our losses, learning to let go, claiming our personal vocation and rediscovering the value of “waiting.” daily eucharistic liturgy.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 63-582-3592

Retreat Leader: Helene Cote PM
Leader Biography: DIRECTOR: Helene Cote PM • Sister of the Presentation of Mary • Educator and congregational leadership positions • StudiedinspiritualityatthePontificalGregorianUniversity in Rome and at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. • Spiritual director and retreat presenter • Ministers at a center for healing & several retreat centers

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Title of Retreat : Centering Prayer and Visio Divina Retreat Day
Date of Retreat: Nov 01 2014
Retreat End Date : Nov 01 2014
Spiritual Orientation: Interfaith
Primary Theme: Prayer
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Shalom Spirituality Center
Website: www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Marilyn's presentation will include an explanation of the history, benefits, and the "how to" of Centering Prayer. We will focus on this form of contemplative prayer, using Scriptural images and stories. Time will be given to a group experience of Centering Prayer followed by the opportunity to reflect on and ask questions regarding this prayer experience.

Visio Divina, offered in the afternoon, will focus on "looking" at St. John's Collegeville Bible pictures. While lectio divina is a way of praying with Scripture, visio divina (Latin for "divine seeing" is a way of praying with images. This is a time for meditation, quiet time, praying with a Scriptural image from St. John"s College Bible pictures and group sharing.

Offering: Commuter: $40, includes lunch. Overnight stay available for $32 per night. Register/prepay by Tuesday, Oct. 28.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Retreat Leader: Presenters: Marilyn Dansart: Centering Prayer (morning); Marci Blum OSF, D.Min.: Visio Divina (afternoon)
Leader Biography: Marilyn Dansart: Retired teacher. Marilyn completed a 3-year Spiritual Direction Preparation Program at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI in 2002. She has led monthly Centering Prayer programs at Shalom Center for many years.
Sr. Marci Blum OSF currently serves as the administrator of Shalom Spirituality Center. Blum is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque. She earned her Doctor in Ministry (D.Min.) from St. Paul Seminary at the University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN and her Spiritual Director certification from the Center for Spiritual Guidance, St. Paul, MN. Blum has also been awarded Masters in Divinity and Masters in Religious Education degrees. Additionally, she is the author of the book Living Like Francis Today that was published in 2005.

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Title of Retreat : Making Time for Advent: A Retreat for Busy People
Date of Retreat: Nov 21 2014
Retreat End Date : Nov 23 2014
Spiritual Orientation: Christian
Primary Theme: Contemplative
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Shalom Spirituality Center
Website: www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Advent is a time for listening in our hearts but we may be too busy to be attentive. Weekend will focus on practical suggestions for slowing down and applying contemplative values and practices to everyday life. We will explore the Advent themes of light and darkness through the visual sculptures on display.
Offering: $175 per person, includes overnights, meals and snacks. Register by Monday, Nov. 17.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Retreat Leader: Trisha Day and Iowa City artist Mary Merkel-Hess
Leader Biography: Trisha Day is the author of Inside the School of Charity: Lessons from the Monastery and a frequent contributor to Give Us This Day and Daily Prayer for Today's Catholics.
Mary Merkel-Hess is an Iowa City artist whose work is on exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other galleries in the Midwest.

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Title of Retreat : “In Quest of the Jewish Mary” Advent Retreat Day
Date of Retreat: Dec 06 2014
Retreat End Date : Dec 06 2014
Spiritual Orientation: Open to All
Primary Theme: Spiritual
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Shalom Spirituality Center
Website: www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

In her quest for the Jewish Mary, Mary Christine Athans, BVM draws on the latest in historical research, theological and spiritual reflection, the fruits of post-Vatican II Jewish-Christian dialogue, and the insights of feminist theology. Using the method of Ignatian contemplation, she offers meditations integrating Hebrew prayers which might have been extant in the first century in order to rediscover the Jewish Mary – a woman of enormous courage, strength and prayers.


Offering: $50. Overnight available at $32 per night. Register/prepay by Monday, Dec. 1.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Retreat Leader: Mary Christine Athans, BVM, Ph.D
Leader Biography: Professor of Church History at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN and adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago and Catholic Theological Union. Author and editor of books and articles on American Catholicism and Jewish-Christian relations.

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Title of Retreat : From Ashes to a Garland (Is 61: 3)
Date of Retreat: Feb 18 2015
Retreat End Date : Feb 20 2015
Spiritual Orientation: Catholic
Primary Theme: Spiritual
Name and Location of Retreat Center :
 Shalom Spirituality Center
Website: www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Daily Themes: Ash Wednesday: "Into the Desert: Why Bother?" Thursday: "Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me." Friday: "Becoming an Easter People"
As we enter Lent once again, we have the opportunity to think positively, about the "Beautiful Things" Jesus speaks of (Wednesday), about the Call to the Cross and Discipleship (Thursday), and about the Trans- formation from the Good Friday Failure to the Easter Sunday Promise (Friday). Daily Eucharistic liturgy.
3-Day Retreat
Overnight $230/ Commuter $150. Additional overnight stay: $33/night. $10 early bird discount if registered by Jan. 13. $50 deposit.
Registration deadline: Feb. 13.



Registration Contact:
Web Site:  www.shalomretreats.org
Email: info@shalomretreats.org
Telephone: 563-582-3592

Retreat Leader: Anthony Gittins C.S.Sp.
Leader Biography: Has taught at CTU in Chicago since 1984. Currently Professor of Theology and Culture. M.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; Study: University of Cambridge Has taught, given retreats/workshops in more than 30 countries Author of 15 books on theology, anthropology mission and spirituality

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