Precious Blood Renewal Center is committed to providing programs that foster spiritual renewal and growth, contemplative living, healing, social consciousness, and harmony among people of all faiths, races, and ways of life. All are welcome!
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Ongoing events:

The First Thursday of Every Month, 7-8 p.m.Communal Prayer in the style of the Taizé Community. This ecumentical prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere.

Feb 20 and May 21, 6 p.m.Circle of Understanding — People from all faiths, races, cultures, orientations, ways of life and backgrounds are invited to share their stories with a diverse group of people as we come to a greater understanding of one another through prayerful listening. Begins with a simple meal.

Note NEW time! Feb. 28, 1:30-3 p.m. — Circle of Love: A Support Group for People Living with Chronic Illness. Find a sense of spiritual healing and renewal as we gather for meditative prayer and contemplative sharing — Facilitated by spiritual director, Kathy Keary Dates for 2020:  March 27, Apr. 24, May 22, June 26.

Scheduled events:

Feb. 13 to May 28, Thursdays, 6:45-8:30 p.m. — (Eight sessions, twice a month) “Traveling Your Road to Joy: Bridges to Contemplative Living” Take a journey with Thomas Merton toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Facilitated by Garry Richmeier C.PP.S.

Feb. 22, Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A Day of Prayer to Prepare for Lent — Hoping to deepen your spiritual life this Lent? Join us Feb. 22, before Lent begins, for a day of prayer that will help set you on the right path for the next steps to a richer spiritual journey. Led by Fr. Ron Will CPPS.

March 4, Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. An Evening of Lenten Prayer — Join us March 4 for an evening of contemplative prayer that will feature a guided mediation based on the Stations of the Cross. Led by Fr. Ron Will CPPS.

March 8, Sunday, 3-5 p.m. — Celebrate International Women’s Day with An Afternoon of Intentional Creativity for Self-Nurturing and Rejuvenation — An inner journey using brushes, paints and canvas. No professional training required. All supplies provided.

March 21, Saturday, 5:30-8 p.m. — Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day — Lisa Wagner-Carollo, the founder and artistic director of the Still Point Theatre Collective, will bring this one-woman play to the Renewal Center for an evening performance. Supper will proceed the show and Wagner-Carollo will answer questions about Dorothy Day and Haunted By God after the performance.

May 2, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fostering a Contemplative Stance: Spirituality of the Labyrinth — This workshop, which coincides with World Labyrinth Day, explores the labyrinth as a powerful tool to enhance contemplative prayer. Lunch included.

Summary of upcoming events:

Feb. 20 — Circle of Understanding
Feb. 22 — Lenten Day of Prayer
Feb 27 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)
Feb. 28 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support

March 4 — Lenten Evening of Prayer
March 5 — Taize Prayer
March 8 — International Women’s Day — Elmari Painting Workshop
March 12 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)
March 21 — Dorothy Day: A one woman play
March 26 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)
March 27 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
March 27-29 — Three-day directed retreat

Apr. 2 — Taize Prayer
Apr. 16 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)
Apr. 24 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
April 29 — Dinner for Social Justice Activists
April 30 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)

May 2 — World Labyrinth Day
May 7 — Taize Prayer
May 14 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)
May 21 — Circle of Understanding
May 22 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
May 28 — Bridges to Contemplation (Merton)

June 4 — Taize Prayer
June 15-19 — Social Justice Camp for Kids
June 20 — Summer Solstice Celebration
June 26 — Circle of Love: Chronic illness support
June 26-28, 2020 — Three-day directed retreat

July 2 — Taize Prayer

Beginning Sept. 21 — Choice Wine: Marriage Enrichment for Couples

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Why Visit Our Renewal Center?

  • Houses of Hospitality
  • Restorative Programs
  • Reconciliation Labyrinth
  • Gardens and Nature Trail
  • Spiritual Direction Available Upon Appointment
  • Overnight Options Available
  • Visiting Wildlife
  • Tranquil Setting/Centrally located near downtown KCMO

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