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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


Mother/Daughter Lunch

Celebrate family traditions and the monther/daughter bond


Exploring the Mandala

A day for meditation and relaxation

Join us for one or both of the remaining workshops held on the following dates:
Wednesday, June 1 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



Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $20/person includes presentation and lunch

The celebrations and traditions we enjoy define our families and bind the generations. At this retreat, Mothers and daughters gather for a look at some of the celebrations observed in Jesus’s day and we will share stories of our own celebrations and traditions. We will discuss ideas for creating a family cookbook that incorporates both recipes and heritage stories. Participants will enjoy tasting foods that Jesus might have enjoyed and discover how similar they are to what we eat today.
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Facilitator: Cheryl Paden

Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Fee:  $40 includes continental breakfast and lunch

A mandala is a design, simple or complex, contained within a circle.  The circle is considered to be a calming shape and the container of sacred space.  While the mandala has been used for centuries by certain cultures, we in the west have discovered only recently, the value of it as a way to focus and calm our over-busy minds.  You will use the simple task of coloring the pattern of the mandala to bring new insights to the challenges you face from day to day.  Be assured you need no “artistic talent” nor do you need any preparation.  Come and find an interesting and fun way to relax and help you meditate. 

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Facilitator:  Patricia Snipp
learned  early that her mission in life was to be a teacher.  She has taught organic chemistry, leadership and team building, and creativity and   critical thinking.  Patricia holds a PhD and a MBA from Creighton University. 


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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