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-two acres of natural woodland beauty surrounding the Center. Our staff offers retreats, programs, spiritual direction and a nurturing presence to adults whose lives and spiritual journeys bring them to the Center. We hope that we will soon have an opportunity to meet you in person.
To view a wonderful video of our beautiful facility and surrounding grounds, we invite you to click on the following link - KMSC 4-minute video. To view the interview of our director, Marisa Gilbert, on WOWTV Channel 6 with Pat Persaud, we invite you to click on the following link - TV Interview
Permaculture Design Certification Course to be Offered at the Center...
Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 21 at 3:00 p.m. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Tues/Th/Sat until 9:00 p.m.
This weeklong course will teach participants about land and natural stewardship and will include hands-on application in which participants will plan, design, and plant sustainable permaculture gardens on the property of Knowles Mercy Center. Participants who complete the course will earn the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification. Course Reservations will be taken by facilitator Becky Wilson at 815.256.2215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Facilitators Bill and Becky Wilson of Midwest Permaculture will be coming from Stelle, Illinois. Bill holds 2 PDC Certificates and has taken advanced training in both permaculture design and teaching through the Permaculture Institute, USA. He and Becky have co-taught over 30 PDC Certificate Courses.
SUMMER AT THE CENTER...
Women's Spiritual Spa Weekend - Friday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m...
A spirit filled time of prayer, rest, and sacred refuge. By pausing to draw inspiration and wholeness from our loving God, participants will go forth with graces and renewed vitality to continue on life's sacred journey. Retreat includes silence, input, 1/2 hour massage, prayer, sharing, and several surprises that are all about YOU and the journey. Come tired, leave relaxed, reconnected in body, mind and spirit and with a deeper connection to God. Arrive any time after 4 p.m. for quiet time. Retreat begins at 6 p.m. Facilitators: Colette Baldwin, RSM is a Sister of Mercy and has been a retreat and spiritual director since 1988. She holds a Master of Theological Studies. Joan Heck has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 18 years. Throughout her career in massage, Joan has facilitated and co-facilitated workshops relating to managing stress in your life. She has also provided massage at various retreat centers in the area. Fee: $125 includes meals, private room and massage. Call 402.359.4288 for availability as space is limited.
Summer Silent Directed Retreat - Thursday, July 25 at 12:00 p.m. through Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m...
These seven days of retreat will offer the blessings and inspiration of spending meaningful time with our ever present God...to listen and to be heard...to be silent and to speak...to receive and to let go. Prayer services will be celebrated each day and retreatants will meet individually with their spiritual director on a daily basis. Basically, the retreat is a time of being (rather than doing), a time of entering more deeply into ones relationship with God. Retreat Directors: Anne Pellegrino RSM and Jean Sitter RSM. The retreat fee of $420 includes a private room, all meals, and spiritual direction. Register now as space is limited. $50 non-refundable deposit is required. Call 402.359.4288 for more information or to reserve a spot..
FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER UPCOMING RETREATS AND EVENTS go to our Retreats/Events page or click on the newsletter link below.
To view our current Newsletter click on the following link - KMSC Newsletter. Watch for our upcoming newsletter (to be available in July) for what opportunities are ahead for Fall 2013.
To register for any of the upcoming retreats and programs at Knowls Mercy Center click on Registration Form. Print off the form, fill it out, and mail in with your registration fee.
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Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy.
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Programs, Retreats, Events and Interest Groups
1 Prayer Shawl
1 Day Book Group
11 Mother Daughter Retreat Day
14 Delightful Spring Birds
15 Evening Book Group
11 Evening Book Group
12 Prayer Shawl
12 Day Book Group
14-16 Spiritual Spa
26 Heart to Heart
10 Prayer Shawl
10 Day Book Group
14-21 Permaculture Design Course
23 Heart to Heart
23 Evening Book Group
25-31 Directed Retreat
2-4 Heart to Heart Retreat Weekend
20 Evening Book Group
22-25 Deep Transition Retreat
28 Prayer Shawl
28 Day Book Group
by Carol Wessling
A quiet afternoon,
the soft steady
whirl of the fan,
a gentle breeze
moves the wind chimes
ever so slightly.
An occasional birdsong
Breaks the silence.
A silence which in itself
I am aware of the richness the silence brings to my hectic day and life,
and I am grateful.