If you desire deepening and renewal, a week-long foray into the silence may be just the balm for you. This Silent Directed Retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) is also offered July 9–15. Both retreats provide lavish time and sacred space for prayer, solitude, quiet and peace. In the beauty of 70 acres of prairie and woodland, you will be held by the beauty of creation.
Each day you will meet with a spiritual director who will listen with you for the movement of God within your life. As you rest in silence, you may notice many of life’s gifts, regain a sense of balance, learn to be still and live in the moment, and deepen your relationship with God and others. Silent Directed Retreats are ideal for you if you could use a little quiet time away from over-stimulation to return to your 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.