People seeking spiritual direction already have a direction in life, but they desire to pay attention to and talk about their ongoing relationship with God. Qualified spiritual directors help them place themselves freely before God and reflect on their life experiences. Spiritual directors are often thought of as “trained listeners,” or people who guide you to discover what is already within you. Typically, spiritual direction is one hour long and occurs monthly and/or during a directed retreat.
For individuals who wish to meet on an individual basis, several staff members are trained in spiritual direction:
Betty Daugherty, FSPA, 319-395-6700, ext. 205, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Elsbernd, FSPA, 319-395-6700, ext. 204, email@example.com
Marjorie English, OSF, 319-395-6700, ext. 216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joann Gehling, FSPA, 319-395-6700, ext. 215, email@example.com
Ann Jackson, PBVM, 319-395-65700, ext. 203, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucille Winnike, FSPA, 319-395-6700, ext. 221, email@example.com
Is your group or organization interested in exploring spirituality? Prairiewoods staff can make arrangements to present a variety of spiritual tools to your group at your site or onsite at Prairiewoods. Topics may include learning about the labyrinth, enneagram, Myers-Briggs, various forms of prayer, Scriptural resources, spiritual spa and renewal days, catechist’s retreats and much more. Based on your group’s interest, presentations can be molded to meet your needs.
Prairiewoods’ staff can share ideas on adopting alternative energy resources, creating a sustainable environment, “green” living and tours of Prairiewoods’ ecological features, presentations and resources. Bring your students or organization to Prairiewoods to learn more or invite us to come to you!
Let Prairiewoods staff teach your group about holistic services, mindfulness, guided meditation, relaxation techniques and holistic health and well being.
Prairiewoods can bring ecological and spiritual programs and services to your church, school, business or organization. Our outreach programs cover spirituality topics and environmental and holistic resources.
A display that educates people about immigration in Iowa and the United States is available to any group or church. “Iowa: A State of Immigrants” combines photos and information in a format that conveys the history and status of immigration in Iowa and the United States. The display is an educational piece that can stand alone or be used to enhance a presentation or simply draw attention to immigration issues. Each of the four individual panels is approximately 7 feet tall by 3 feet wide. A Prairiewoods volunteer will deliver the display to your church or organization, set it up and come back to dismantle it. To reserve the display, please contact Marj English, OSF, at 319-395-6700, ext. 216, or firstname.lastname@example.org.