Programs at Precious Blood Renewal Center Suspended

March 16, 2020 — All programming at Precious Blood Renewal Center will be suspended until further notice. This measure has been taken to help protect the public from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The suspensions take effect immediately and affects all programs sponsored by the Renewal Center team and all programs by outside groups.

This has been a difficult decision for the Renewal Center to make, but it has been made considering all of the best advice from federal, state, and local public health officials.

The Renewal Center team will continue to monitor the situation and will reschedule programs as soon as we can. Our plan at this point is to reschedule all programs at a later date.

Please watch this page on our website for status updates.

We will continue to post meditations, reflections and commentaries on the website of the Renewal Center throughout this period. Every Thursday, we send you an email to highlight some of the latest posts. You can also share thoughts and prayers with our community through our Facebook page.

About Renewal Center Events

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!

Click on the events within the calendar to learn about our upcoming opportunities or view topics below the calendar and click on the links for detailed information.

(Click the links for event details.)

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.

May 21, Thursday, 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. Circles are held quarterly. Dates for the rest of 2020 are: May 21, Aug. 20 and Nov. 19.

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:

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.

This event has been cancelled but will be rescheduled. 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. Fr. Joe Nassal will introduce the performance with a talk titled “Radical Hospitality.”

March 27-29, 9 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday — A Longing in my Heart: Three-day Directed Retreat. Set aside quality time for you and God to be together and to grow more deeply in or rekindle your relationship with God. An experienced spiritual director guides you through the experience. Room, meals and spiritual direction is $85 per day. Scholarships available. Dates also available in June and September.

April 18, Saturday — 10-11:30 a.m. — Say No to Nuclear War: Nuns’ Stories. Dominican Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte are promoting the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Come hear about their 25-year effort to end war and ban nuclear weapons. They are powerful witnesses of the power of non-violence.

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. 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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