Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

Flaring Forth: Re-Wilding Spirituality through Storytelling Retreat

Location: Prairiewoods
Time: 6:30 PM to 1:00 PM
120 E Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, Iowa

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“Once upon a time …”  “In the Beginning …”  “Long ago, in a galaxy far away …” The opening lines of some of the greatest stories ever told are calling!

“Once upon a time …” “In the Beginning …” “Long ago, in a galaxy far away …” The opening lines of some of the greatest stories ever told are calling! Right on cue, the New Year 2022 invites us to sink into storytime, to help us reconnect with creation and our “wilder selves.” We have lost so much during the political and Covid maelstrom we’ve all been experiencing, and the jagged rhetoric and spiritual malaise accompanying the experience have been spiritually debilitating. It’s been wild, for sure, but not the kind of wild that will help us heal the whole. This in-person weekend retreat at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha) will offer those who come the inspiration to tap into the healing power of storytelling to tune us into the wider, wilder “We.” How do our foundational mythologies shape us? How do our intimate relationships with landscapes and creature-kin teach us about what it means to be embedded in the web of life? How can the deep wisdom of ancient stories help heal spiritual wounds inherited from time immemorial? Join Amy Nolan, PhD, and Laura Weber, PhD—two diminutive crone-women with passion and expertise in language, literature, storytelling, spirituality and theology—to help us weave our own wild stories with the BIG story of the universe’s flaring forth and unfolding. Experience how wild stories will help heal our World-soul! The cost is $230 and includes sessions, lodging and all meals. The commuter fee is $180 and includes sessions, Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday lunch. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.