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PLACE: Spiritual Ministry Center, San Diego, CA
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Religious of Sacred Heart offer year-round directed and private retreat, including the 30-day Spiritual Exercises and self-directed sabbaticals. We are one-and-a-half blocks from the ocean in comfortable townhouses with large private rooms and baths. Contact: Spirituality Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92017. Phone: (619) 224-9444 or email: spiritmin@rscj.org 

IOWA

PLACE: Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center, Hiawatha, IA
DATES: Fall & Winter 2019
DESCRIPTION: Prairiewoods is a Franciscan retreat center focused on ecology, spirituality and holistic health on 70 acres of woods and prairie near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Fall/winter retreats include: Active Hope Renewed: Answering Earth’s Call for Transformative Healing (Sept. 13–15); Belonging to Our Longings in Troubled Times: A Seeker’s Writing Retreat (Oct. 11–13); Silent Mindfulness Meditation (Nov. 8–10); Weaving Light in Words: Poetry as Spiritual Practice (Dec. 6–8). Learn more at www.Prairiewoods.org , 319-395-6700.

KANSAS

PLACE: Manna House of Prayer, Concordia, KS 
DATES: September 20-25, 2019 and March 26-31, 2020    
DESCRIPTION: Life After Elected Leadership: The Journey Continues. This retreat is for leaders of religious institutes of women in the Roman Catholic Rite who know that they will not be renewing their term of office. This retreat offers four full days away from the daily demands of their ministry. Participants will have opportunity to gather their spiritual and physical resources in an integrating dynamic of honest search, learning, relaxation and prayer. For information contact Manna House. Telephone: 785-243-4428 Email: retreatcenter@mannahouse.org

PLACE: Marillac Center, Sisters of Charity, Leavenworth, Kansas   
DATES: Fall 2019
DESCRIPTION: Perfect setting on spacious grounds for solitude, reflection and prayer, musicians enhance daily Eucharist, private rooms/bath. Directed Retreats: September 23- October 2, 2019, Silent Days for Retreat: September 28-29, 2019, Letting Mary Matter: Lessons in Compassion, Contemplation – Judith Jackson, SCL: October 4-5, 2019, Bread for the Journey, Bread of Life: November 16, 2019, Private Retreats may be scheduled year round. www.MarillacCenter.org , 913.758.6552 retreats@scls.org

PENNSYLVANIA

PLACE: Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, Villa Maria, PA
DATES: Year round
DESCRIPTION: Located on the picturesque grounds of Villa Maria Community Center, between New Castle, Pennsylvania and Youngstown, Ohio. The woodlands, meadows, pond, outdoor shrines, nature walkways, and farm provide a setting where the whole person, body-mind-spirit, can be nourished. Program offerings (see ad) include retreats and spiritual growth opportunities for adults and youth. We provide hospitality to hosted groups for meetings and conferences, and to individuals seeking sabbath time. Call (724) 964-8886 or visit www.vmesc.org

WISCONSIN

PLACE: Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI
DATES: Fall 2019, March 2020
DESCRIPTION: Retreats with Matthew Fox (October 4-5); Gail Worcelo, SGM (October 25-27); Mirabai Starr (November 10-11); and Nancy Sylvester, IHM, Margaret Galiardi, OP, and Vernice Solimar from the Institute for Communal Contemplation and