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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


Explorations in Creative Praying



Heart to Heart Weekend Retreat


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



With Artist Glenda Dietrich Moore
Monday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee:  $40 includes lunch and art supplies

You will be invited to be playful in your prayer life while partnering your own creativity with God’s creative Spirit.
Very simple art materials will be used in a non-threatening manner while focusing on the process rather than the end product.

No previous art experience is necessary. Awaken and celebrate the creative process in your life through a variety of prayer forms, Scripture, reflection, and hands-on expression with art materials.
Facilitator: Glenda Dietrich Moore, Lincoln, Nebraska, M.Div. and B.F.A., is an artist and ordained minister.  Her ministry in the arts, called Creation Energy, celebrates faith, expression and the vibrancy of life.  Glenda leads workshops and retreats on art and faith, helping people experience balance and renewal through the creative process.
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This meaningful annual retreat is for Heart to Heart friends who have attended monthly gatherings in the past OR for any woman interested in a quiet weekend away at the Center with time for relational sharing and private reflection. The majority of your time will be for quiet stillness to nurture your own sense of peace, and uncover sacred truths within your heart, combined with brief group moments of truthful inspiration and prayer. Your retreat will conclude with brunch, a closing session and time to prepare your hearts to return home to the life that awaits you. Register below for the overnight or commuter option.

Facilitator Nancy Greenberg is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She holds a degree from Kaplan University and has experience in leader- ship as a retreat facilitator, worship leader, ministry counselor, Bible study teacher and prayer minister. Nancy’s many years of leadership have evolved into helping people be still and hear God.
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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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Address: 2304 Campanile Rd,
Waterloo, NE 68069
Phone: 402.359.4288