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Shalom Spirituality Center Programs


September 2018 to Early January 2019



TaizÉ Prayer 
In The Historic Shalom Chapel


Monthly Musicians:
Jim Brimeyer, Sr. Carol Hemesath OSF, and Sr. Marie Therese Kalb OSF, with Guest Musicians.



Thursdays, 7:00PM-8:00PM
Beginning Again In February 2019

A characteristic trait of Taizé Prayer is the use of repetitive prayers set to simple musical lines. Repetition is not a new phenomenon nor unique to Taizé. The use of repetitive prayer has a long history in Christian spirituality and liturgy (think: the Rosary). What is unique to Taizé Prayer is the adaptation of the repetitive form to simple musical lines and core Biblical texts that can be sung. Those assembled are to immerse themselves in the simple but profound harmonies and let themselves be carried by this sung prayer.

The other characteristic trait of Taizé Prayer worship is its use of silence. Shared silence is a very important dimension of Taizé Prayer worship. The use of silence in Taizé reminds us to incorporate more silence into our daily worship rather than filling every moment with words or music. 


No Offering Required


Registration Not Required


Jim & Sr. Carol


Centering Prayer Group


Facilitator: Marilyn Dansart



Mondays, 7:00PM-8:00PM
November 26, No December Meeting, January 21


Monthly Centering Prayer gatherings at Shalom begin with 20 minutes of quiet, wordless prayer together. We then read together a short piece related to contemplative prayer, contemplative worship, or other topics on contemplative living, which is followed with time to share our thoughts and reflections regarding the reading. Centering Prayer is much more about what God can do in us than what we can do for God. Centering Prayer calls us to a spirit of openness and receptivity to God. Newcomers to the Shalom Centering Prayer Group are always welcome.


No Offering Required


No Registration Needed


Marilyn completed a 3-year Spiritual Direction Preparation at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI in 2002.





"The Jewels Of Yoga"

Facilitators: Katie Pfiffner & Michelle Watters, Certified Yoga Instructors



Saturday, December 1, 8:30AM-1:00PM

Check-In Begins At 8:00AM


Theme: "Walking With God: Honoring All That Is Sacred"

Join us for a series of yoga experiences that will both explore the physical postures as well as the teachings of yoga. Together we will examine the rare gems of wisdom that give direction to a well lived and joyful life. There will be two certified yoga instructors who have complementary teaching styles, but at the same time bring individual backgrounds and emphases to the experience. Open to students of all levels. Register for one or both sessions.

Offering: $30, Includes Lunch


Register & Prepay By Wednesday, November 28th



Katie Pfiffner has taught yoga for three years, having discovered yoga as a healing art and a system of inner transformation. She teaches the importance of focusing on breath as the bridge connecting the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga.



Michelle Watters has been a Hatha Yoga Teacher for seven years. Her style of teaching has been described as calming, inviting, smooth-flowing, intuitive, and accepting at all levels. Her instructional approach invites self-reflection and personal learning.






Shalom’s Annual Advent Evening for Women

Presenters: The Music Group Lydia


Monday, December 3, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Continuing a 20-year Shalom tradition, the wonderful women of Lydia will lead us in a prayerful and inspirational celebration of the season. As always, the chapel program will be preceded by a scrumptious dinner in our dining room. Come for an evening of good food, conversation, friendship and prayer. Invite your friends to join you in celebrating the spirit of Advent.

Offering: $24, Includes Dinner


Register & Prepay By Wednesday, November 28


(To Facilitate Table Assignments, Please Indicate Who Will Be In Your Group At Your Time Of Registration) 






Shalom’s Annual Advent Dinner, Music, & Prayer Program

Directed By: Sr. Carol Hemesath OSF & Richard Traylor
Starring: Our Favorite Dubuque-Area Musicians


Monday, December 10, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Theme: “Come To Us, O Gift Of God” 


Enjoy our annual evening of anticipating Christmas with food, music, and prayer. We’ll nourish our bodies with a bountiful meal and our spirits with beautiful music and prayer. Join us and these wonderful musicians for a joyous night that will open your heart and mind to the message of Jesus.

Offering: $24, Includes Dinner


Register & Prepay By Wednesday, December 5


(To Facilitate Table Assignments, Please Indicate Who Will Be In Your Group At Your Time Of Registration) 






Winter Breakfast — “Dark Night To Daybreak”

Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon


Tuesday, December 18, 7:30AM-8:30AM


Iowa winter brings cold, snow, and longer periods of darkness to our days. Mary will share how a dark night of the soul led her to pinpoints of light, unexpected grace, and God’s mercy in the most unlikely of places and ways.

Offering: $10


Register & Prepay By Friday, December 14


Mary Potter Kenyon






Women’s Christmas:

An Evening Of Rest & Restoration (And Presents!) 
Epiphany Mini-Retreat

Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon


Sunday, January 6, 5:30PM-7:30PM


In some parts of the world Epiphany, which brings the Christmas season to a close, is also celebrated as Women’s Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas is a day when women, who often carried the domestic responsibilities all year, celebrated January 6 as a day to enjoy a bit of respite at the end of the holidays. 

This evening mini-retreat is a good time to pause and take a break from all that has kept you hurried and busy in the past weeks. We invite you to rest, reflect, and find restoration as you map out a plan for the new year. Utilizing sections of artist and author Jan Richardson’s “The Map You Make Yourself” retreat, the evening of prayer, discussion, and light snacks with tea will end with a present for each attendee. This mini-retreat would make the perfect gift for a mother, sister, or friend who works themselves to a frenzy during the holiday season.

Offering: $15


Register & Prepay By Thursday, January 3


Mary Potter Kenyon







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1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001


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Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Shalom Spirituality Center
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Dubuque, IA 52001


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For Programs/Retreats With Meals:

NOTE: Dietary Needs — Inform our cook Margie by telephone at 563-582-3592 of any diagnosed food allergies (not food preferences), including wheat & dairy, at least 7 days in advance of your stay. Fruits & vegetables are served with every meal to accommodate vegetarian & vegan diets. Any food desired beyond a typical omnivore diet is the responsibility of the individual if a doctor has not diagnosed an allergy/intolerance.



Refunds will be given if requested, provided the refund request is received a minimum three days prior to the event. A $5 handling fee will be subtracted from the refund amount. Retreats require a nonrefundable deposit. The nonrefundable deposit may be transferred to another retreat within the same calendar year.






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