Core Values of Sts. Francis and Clare: An 8-Day Silent Contemplative Outreach Retreat



Thursday, October 10, 5:00 pm – Friday, October 18, 1:00 pm
Shalom Spirituality Center
Facilitators: Jeannine Kosman, Kathy Reardon, Kathleen Schiltz, and Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf

This Silent Centering Prayer (Intensive/Post Intensive) Retreat provides an opportunity to deepen your established Centering Prayer practice in an atmosphere of silence and community, away from the busyness of daily life, with a focus on Franciscan values. It will allow your mind, body, and spirit to surrender to God’s presence and action. Before attending the retreat, you should have an established daily practice of Centering Prayer for at least six months. For those new to an 8-day retreat, there will be videos from the Thomas Keating “Spiritual Journey” video series. Except for opening and closing times, silence will be observed throughout the retreat, including at meals. All the readings used during the retreat will be from St. Francis, St. Clare, and other Franciscan sources.

  • No commuters.
  • Overnight Cost: $900; register before July 1, 2024, and receive a 5% discount on the full price.
  • A $75 non-refundable deposit is required.


  • Thursday, October 10-Friday, October 18
  • Arrive between 3:00-4:30 pm.
  • Supper is served at 5:00 pm.
  • The final session will conclude with a communal lunch at noon on Friday, October 18. Depart at 1:00 pm, following the meal.

Please register online at or by calling 563.582.3592 by Friday, September 20.