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Retreats, Programs and Events

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Have Spirit - Will Travel

Retreats and programs available at your location or ours!

Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center, dedicated to prayer, reflection and retreat work wishes to share its mission beyond the banks of the Platte River where we are located. Our retreat facilitators offer fine programs and reflective opportunities at the location of your choice. View flyer.

Health Integrity Programs

Holding Powerful Conversations to Promote Health


Living Mindfully Retreat

Become aware of God in nature, within ourselves and others


Silent Directed Retreat

Nurture your spirit

Join us for one or both of the remaining workshops held on the following dates:
Monday, June 6 (new date) and Thursday, October 27
Workshops are held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You are invited to return to Knowles Mercy Center or to join this series for the first time.

In this year’s program we focus on the power of Conversations to change Health.  Returning students receive free follow-up consultations toward implementing this Caregiver Coaching Model to serve the Whole Person—body, mind, spirit.
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Facilitator: Patrick Davis, MA, PCC



Wednesday, May 25 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  $40 includes continental breakfast and lunch
This retreat is open to anyone who would like to explore  mindful living. It will be a day of action, your active involvement in mindful awareness of God.  God's abundance is present in nature, within ourselves and in our relationships.  Since these gifts are often revealed and experienced in the quiet, a sacred silence will be observed throughout the day. 
Facilitator:  Sister Jeanne O’Rourke, RSM,
is a vocation minister with the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community,   with  a  background  in  education that includes experience in theology, chaplaincy, and campus ministry.
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Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m. through Thursday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m. 
Space is limited. Registration deadline is one week prior or when full.
Fee: $525/person includes all meals and overnight accommodations
($50 non-refundable deposit due with registration)

Retreatants stay in a comfortable private room with all meals provided. The Center incorporates a meeting with a spiritual director into the rhythm of each retreat day. Daily gatherings for communal prayer are optional. A main meal is served at noon; other meals are available whenever the retreatant wishes to eat. The remainder of each day is filled however the retreatant chooses … praying, resting, walking, reading, listening to music. Massage is available at an additonal charge.
Margie McMenamin-Walker and Marisa Gilbert.
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About Us

KMSC is a retreat center located near the bank of the Platte River just west of Omaha, Nebraska. A ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, we welcome people of diverse faiths and cultural backgrounds to share the comforts of our indoor space and the peaceful, prayerful environment of twenty-five acres of natural woodland beauty surrounding the Center.

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Directions and Map
Address: 2304 Campanile Rd,
Waterloo, NE 68069
Phone: 402.359.4288