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"In silence and quiet, the devout soul becomes familiar with God." - Catherine McAuley
Knowles Mercy Spirituality Center is a ministry of the West Midwest Community that is comprised of nearly 700 SIsters, more than 500 Mercy Associates, and four Companions in Mercy who live the charism of Founder Catherine McAuley. In the spirit of their founder they live lives of contemplation and service through ministries in a variey of areas including: health care, education, pastoral care, parish ministry and housing. The West Midwest Community central administrative center is located in Omaha, Nebraska. Click on Mercy to learn more.
Discover the Outdoor Sacred Spaces of the Center
Outdoor elements on our grounds provide areas for quiet reflection or small group gatherings. The stable area has 6 rustic pine benches allowing seating space for individuals or group usage. Set up in an amphitheater like arrangement, this simple rustic area will provide a natural backdrop and a serene setting as our outdoor sanctuary. There are two meditation decks, one at the end of the paved walk overlooking the lake nestled in the woods. The other meditation deck is situated in front of the lake near the labyrinth providing a wonderful view of the lake and beautiful sunset. Throughout the walking paths are benches providing places of rest and reflection.
Days of Reflection for Your Group
Start the new year by giving your staff/work team the gift of time and space to reflect on personal and professional values. Engage in planning and team building in a peaceful and serene environment. Knowles Mercy Center offers the perfect setting and surroundings to retreat and recreate together, away from the hecticness of your professional environment. To assist you in your staff/work team retreat, the Center offers our conference room, chapel, and dining area wth food service optiions (provided by our staff or you are welcome to bring your own food and use our kitchen facility). Please call the Center at 402.349.4288 for more details.