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Nestled in the quiet woods, you will be reminded to slow down, to know the limitless opportunities of life … to simply be. Here you can leave behind your usual routines, refresh your senses and allow the luxury of silence to renew your body, mind, heart and spirit. Situated on 25 acres of beautiful natural woodlands along the Platte River, we offer a sacred place for silence, prayer and reflection. Let the stillness of our lake provide the setting for your heart to come to rest. Bring your body and spirit to the healing path of our outdoor labyrinth. Walk along the tree-lined Platte River and sense the graceful harmony of the life-sustaining water with the Earth. A rich mix of holy silence, each moment is an occasion to experience the oneness within, and with all of creation.  Immerse yourself in solitude while you seek a better understanding of yourself and the world in which you live.

This special day is just for you … use it as you wish.  Upon arrival to our Center you will be warmly greeted as we show you to a comfortable private room. We will offer a brief overview of the Center, chapel, library, dining area and grounds, and then simply let you be. Bring your lunch and/or choose light snacks from our sustenance basket (fruit, cereal bars, etc.) Whether you spend your time inside or enjoying the beautiful woodlands, you will find a sacred place for silence, prayer and quiet reflection.

Take a moment to read a wonderful reflection by a woman who spent a day at Knowles Mercy Center. Click on the link This post captures the sacredness of this space and the manner with which so many people are deeply touched by our God.

COSTS:  “A Day Away”—$25  from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. weekdays per availability. If you would like to reserve an overnight, the cost for a 24 hour period is $50.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: While at the Center you can request spiritual direction.  It is available by appointment with sliding scale fees.   Call for more information.

RESERVATIONS:   Call 402.359.4288 to check for available dates and reserve a room.

GIFT CERTIFICATES:    Call to order “A Day Away” gift certificate for yourself or for a friend or you can purchase online with your credit card on the retreat registration page


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