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|Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center is a retreat and conference center focused on ecology and spirituality (or, as we call it, ecospirituality). It is nestled in a natural setting of 70 acres of prairie and woodland in Hiawatha, Iowa. Prairiewoods is sponsored by a catholic organization, but it is open to people of all faiths and cultures. We are a non-profit organization offering:
- a variety of programs and retreats to nurture your spirituality and your relationship with the environment
- holistic services, such as massage and reflexology
- healthy meals made on-site, primarily from local, organic ingredients
- lodging for 37 people in our guest house and for 2 people in our straw-bale hermitages (small private cottages in the woods) for those participating in Prairiewoods-sponsored programs or programs taking place on Prairiewoods grounds
- Wi-Fi enabled meeting spaces for companies and organizations looking to gather for workshops, planning sessions, seminars, retreats and conferences away from daily distractions (accommodating 2 to 70 people)
- free access to 70 acres of quiet nature through walking trails, an outdoor labyrinth, a lending library with an extensive collection on the environment and a peaceful meditation room
For more information on programming, meeting spaces, services or events, please see specific pages on this website or call 319-395-6700.
Prairiewoods is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
120 E Boyson Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233