Be the Bridge to Racial Unity
A four-session discussion about racism and how to be a white ally.
When: Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 19, 26
Times: 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: We’ll meet via Zoom
Cost: $10 for a workbook.
The calls for racial justice across our country are calling us to wake up to the injustice in which many of us have engaged, even unconsciously.
To meet these challenges, Precious Blood Renewal Center will offer a four-session discussion to examine the roots of racism in our culture and our place in it. These sessions are primarily for white people who want to be allies with people of color. Register Here.
This video goes live on three locations Aug. 6:
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to bring us to our knees economically, socially and in our community Gatherings, we fall on our knees tonight to pray to our God to be with us and see us through this awful time.
Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere, to allow the finger of God to touch one’s soul. Read more about this.
All people making the retreat will meet for daily group sessions and individual meetings with our trained, experienced retreat directors. The group meetings and prayers will be conducted via Zoom and individual meetings can be conducted via Zoom or the telephone. You will have the benefit of a shared, small group retreat plus individual spiritual attention, but from the comfort of your home.
Reserve a spot for the Stay-at-Home Directed Retreat or get more information on this page: The Stay-at-Home Directed Retreat. Sept. 11-13 isn’t right for you? Inquire about future dates.
Nov. 7 — Retreat in English
Nov. 14 — Retreat in English
Dec. 5 — Retreat in Spanish
We will again offer retreats for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors led by Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., Theresa Albright, and Biagio Mazza in English, and Fr. Chuck Tobin in Spanish. What we don’t know is the exact format the retreats will take. At this time, the Renewal Center is not open for group events; we don’t know if we will be open in November or not. Given the uncertainties we face, our presenters are planning for a combination of in-person and digital or online experiences.
Tell us of your interest in these events by visiting this page and filling out the form: Retreats for RCIA Inquirers and Sponsors.. We are not asking for a commitment, yet, just gauging interest.
Our bodies are complex vessels we use to travel through this life, vessels for our physical and spiritual selves. Thus, we can speak of the need to nourish body and spirit.
Renewal Center Director of Hospitality Lucia Ferrara offers recipes, cooking lessons and a few words on spirituality of food, family and table ministry. Watch the videos here: Video Series: Cooking and Spirituality.
Spiritual direction focuses on developing a relationship with God and growing in that relationship by entering into dialogue with God with the assistance of an experienced spiritual director. Through talks and exercises, the spiritual director helps you pay closer attention to God’s personal communication with you.
The Renewal Center spiritual directors will set up a schedule of meetings with you using the phone, Zoom or other social media platforms.
Get more information on this page: Spiritual Direction by Zoom or Phone. Some in-person meetings may be possible.
In-Person 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.
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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