Join Our Email List

Stay in touch with our monthly emails


TO RECEIVE NEWS FROM THE CENTER...keep informed about current or upcoming retreats, events, or news at Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center. Click on Join Our Email List to receive our monthly electronic newsletter.

KMSC Calendar

Retreats, Programs and Events

Click here
to view the calendar of upcoming retreats, programs, and events.

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.

Men's Lenten Retreat

Finding God in All Things - Especially in Creation


Letting Go Into Mystery

A Palm Sunday Retreat


Health Integrity Programs

Holding Powerful Conversations to Promote Health

Friday, February 12 from 5 p.m. to Saturday, February 13 at 5 p.m.
Fee: $105 includes private room and all meals
"The creation accounts in the book of Genesis...suggest that human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships: with God, with our neighbor and with earth itself' (Laudato Si, Pope Francis, #66). Using selected texts the retreat will reflect this threfold relationshop but particularly on God's presense in creation. Texts will be taken from the Laudato Si itself, as well as from Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola and Thomas Merton. More Information

Facilitator: Fr. Dick Hauser, SJ

Friday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to Sunday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
Fee: $195 includes private room and all meals
Allow yourself the gift of time and space to let God's presence and spirit draw you into a weekend away from life's routines. This will be a time of letting go into "Mystery" and discovering the new life that awaits us this most holy season.
View Flyer

Facilitators: Debbie Sheehan, MA and Jane King, MA

Join us for one or all three workshops held on the following dates:
Tuesday, March 8 - Wednesday, June 1 - 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.
View Flyer

Facilitator: Patrick Davis, MA, PCC

Hear from Friends

To hear from friends of Knowles Mercy Center about their experienes at the Center click on the following links:

Comments from John

Comments from Margaret

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.

Get In Touch

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