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Shalom Spirituality Center Retreats


September 2018 to Early January 2019




"The Jewels Of Yoga"
A Series Of Mini-Retreats

Facilitators: Katie Pfiffner & Michelle Watters, Certified Yoga Instructors



Saturdays, 8:30AM-1:00PM
September 29, December 1

Check-In Begins At 8:00AM


September 29 — The Posture Of Mutuality: Shaping Ourselves & Serving Our World
December 1 — Walking With God: Honoring All That Is Sacred

Join us for a series of yoga experiences that will both explore the physical postures as well as the teachings of yoga. Together we will examine the rare gems of wisdom that give direction to a well lived and joyful life. There will be two certified yoga instructors who have complementary teaching styles, but at the same time bring individual backgrounds and emphases to the experience. Open to students of all levels. Register for one or both sessions.

Offering: $30, Includes Lunch


Register & Prepay By The Tuesday Before Each Session



Katie Pfiffner has taught yoga for three years, having discovered yoga as a healing art and a system of inner transformation. She teaches the importance of focusing on breath as the bridge connecting the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga.



Michelle Watters has been a Hatha Yoga Teacher for seven years. Her style of teaching has been described as calming, inviting, smooth-flowing, intuitive, and accepting at all levels. Her instructional approach invites self-reflection and personal learning.






Images of God in the Psalms


Director: Sr. Dianne Bergant, CSA



Friday, October 5, 7:00PM— Sunday, October 7, 11:30AM


When we pray the psalms, how are we characterizing God? What does a variety of images from the psalms tell us about God and our relationship with God?


Dianne Bergant, CSA, is a Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She was President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-1) and has been an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue for the past thirty years. For more than twenty-fve years she has been the Old Testament book reviewer of The Bible Today, having been a member of the editorial board for twenty-fve years. Five of these years she served as the magazine’s general editor. She wrote the weekly column, The Word, for America Magazine from 2002-05. These refections have since been published by Paulist Press and she has also written many other books. Dianne is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly on issues of peace, ecology, and feminism.

Overnight: $200. Includes 2 breakfasts, 1lunch, 1 dinner.
Commuter: $140. Includes 1 lunch, 1 dinner.

$10 early bird discount if registered by September 5.


Registration deadline: Friday, September 29.






David Haas Reflection & Retreat Day: 
"That You Might Have Life: Spiritual Practices For The Call To Holiness"


Facilitator: David Haas



Tuesday, November 20, 9:00AM-3:00PM 


David Haas will present a day-long retreat based on his newly released book, "That You Might Have Life: Spiritual Practices for the Call to Holiness".



For more than 25 years, David has been active as a workshop and conference speaker, author, retreat leader, liturgical musician, concert performer, and recording artist and has performed & presented at various conventions, workshops, and conferences throughout all 50 United States and many countries.

Offering: $50, Includes Lunch


Register & Prepay By Friday, November 16




Women’s Christmas:

An Evening Of Rest & Restoration (And Presents!) 
Epiphany Mini-Retreat

Presenter: Mary Potter Kenyon



Sunday, January 6, 5:30PM-7:30PM


In some parts of the world Epiphany, which brings the Christmas season to a close, is also celebrated as Women’s Christmas. Originating in Ireland, where it is known as Nollaig na mBan, Women’s Christmas is a day when women, who often carried the domestic responsibilities all year, celebrated January 6 as a day to enjoy a bit of respite at the end of the holidays. 

This evening mini-retreat is a good time to pause and take a break from all that has kept you hurried and busy in the past weeks. We invite you to rest, reflect, and find restoration as you map out a plan for the new year. Utilizing sections of artist and author Jan Richardson’s “The Map You Make Yourself” retreat, the evening of prayer, discussion, and light snacks with tea will end with a present for each attendee. This mini-retreat would make the perfect gift for a mother, sister, or friend who works themselves to a frenzy during the holiday season.

Offering: $15


Register & Prepay By Thursday, January 3



Mary Potter Kenyon








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Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Dubuque, IA 52001


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For Programs/Retreats With Meals:

NOTE: Dietary Needs — Inform our cook Margie by telephone at 563-582-3592 of any diagnosed food allergies (not food preferences), including wheat & dairy, at least 7 days in advance of your stay. Fruits & vegetables are served with every meal to accommodate vegetarian & vegan diets. Any food desired beyond a typical omnivore diet is the responsibility of the individual if a doctor has not diagnosed an allergy/intolerance.



Refunds will be given if requested, provided the refund request is received a minimum three days prior to the event. A $5 handling fee will be subtracted from the refund amount. Retreats require a nonrefundable deposit. The nonrefundable deposit may be transferred to another retreat within the same calendar year.








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