The Power of Silence: Silent Directed Retreat at Prairiewoods
October 8 @ 4:00 pm – October 12 @ 1:00 pm CDT
Perhaps you’ve participated for years in Prairiewoods’ Silent Directed Retreats. Or maybe you have seen these advertised and considered scheduling one for yourself, but aren’t sure what a Silent Directed Retreat is. If you’ve made a Silent Directed Retreat, we welcome you back. If you’ve never made a retreat like this, we invite you to consider this question: What’s the deepest silence you’ve ever known? Silent Directed Retreats at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) offer opportunities to enter into deep silence in order to sense what it feels like to awaken a quiet and palpable connection and deepen your relationship with the Source of All being. Each day you will receive ongoing direction as you and a professionally-trained spiritual director listen intentionally to the movement of the Source of All Being in your heart. Listening in such profound silence assists you to get in touch with feelings, thoughts and actions as you reflect, meditate, pray and rest. The practice of this daily meeting assists in developing the capacity to discern, notice, sense the movement of the Source of All Being in light of your motivations, attachments, responses to that movement within the whole of your life. To share with a professional your divine experiences brings clarity, deepens your commitment and accountability to the direction of your life, surprises and offers insight into that direction. This five-day retreat is guided by Lucille Winnike, FSPA; Rev. Rose Blank; and Ann Jackson, PBVM. The cost is $400 and includes lodging, meals and spiritual direction. (Partial scholarships are available.) For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org <http://www.Prairiewoods.org> or 319-395-6700.