Events

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

Nature’s Revelation: ‘Every Common Bush Afire with God’

September 18, 2021

Our verdant 30-acre campus will be a prayerbook for a guided meditation on the power of God’s creation. Then we’ll give expression to our brush with the Divine through art: drawing, painting, dancing, poetry, journaling, music, photography — however the Spirit moves you.

Taizé for July: For healing and renewal

July 1, 2021

In-person offerings resume July 1 with an ecumenical, meditative prayer experience using music, chants and scripture. The service will also be live-streamed. The theme: prayers for healing and renewal.

Step away for awhile, renew your mind and spirit

June 4, 2021 – June 6, 2021

A Stay-at-Home Directed Retreat is a personally guided prayer experience over three days. Each retreatant meets with a spiritual director daily for reflection and spiritual discernment.

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam (Tuesdays)

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam (Tuesdays)

June 8, 2021 – June 29, 2021

Over four sessions, we will explore this practical guide for spiritual seekers of any faith, Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching by Imam Jamal Rahman.

Book Discussion: Spiritual Gems of Islam

Book Discussion: The Spiritual Gems of Islam (Saturday)

June 5, 2021 – June 26, 2021

Explore the richness of Imam Jamal Rahman’s book, Spiritual Gems of Islam: Insights and Practices from the Qur’an, Hadith, Rumi and Muslim Teaching Stories to Enlighten the Heart and Mind. Kathy Keary will be our discussion guide. Dennis Coday and Lucia Ferrara will lead the Tuesday sessions.

4th Annual Iftar Dinner with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

4th Annual Iftar Dinner with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City

April 20, 2021

Iftar is the meal that breaks the daylong fast Muslims practice during their holy month of Ramadan. For the 4th year, the Renewal Center will join with the Dialogue Institute of Kansas City to celebrate Iftar together. This year it will be online.

The Emmaus Journey in Contemporary Scenes

April 6, 2021 – May 18, 2021

On the original Emmaus Journey, Jesus challenged disciples to “put two and two together” and see reality as it is. For this video series, Fr. Ron Will, CPPS, and guests will reflect on contemporary examples that challenge us to put two and two together to see that the Kingdom of God is unfolding in our midst — often where we may not have recognized it before.

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Living in the Presence of God: The Contemplative Journey

April 17, 2021

Drawing on personal experience and the wisdom of spiritual guides, Kathy Keary leads us on a journey to discover the beauty of abiding in the presence of the Holy One. Emphasis is on practical steps to practice.

A Journey through Lent with the Sunday Gospels

A Journey through Lent with the Sunday Gospels

February 21, 2021 – April 4, 2021

In Lent, the Holy Spirit drives us into the desert and Jesus invites us to let go of distractions to discover honest prayer. Fr. Ron Will, C.PP.S., leads us through this journey with the Sunday Gospels as our guide.

Way of the Cross: A Visual Meditation

Way of the Cross: A Visual Meditation

February 17, 2021 – April 2, 2021

Using scripture, music and images, the Renewal Center staff leads a meditation on the final hours of Jesus’s life as he walks through Jerusalem to Golgotha and his crucifixion. This online video is available during Lent.