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Shalom Spirituality Center Retreats



TO REGISTER, call Shalom at: (563)-582-3592
OR Click HERE to register for programs via our online form.


You may also visit the Center between 8AM and 4:30PM, Mondays through Fridays, to register & pay in-person.


Then, mail your deposit* (the amount is listed in each program description) to:

Shalom Spirituality Center
1001 Davis Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

*This will secure your reservation and be credited to the offering for the program.


You may also call us to pay over the phone with a credit/debit card or pay in-person at the Center with your card.




NOTE: Please include your email address at the time of your registration or with your mailed deposit. You will receive a confirmation email of received payment within two days.

If you do not hear a confirmation from us, please send an email to: info@shalomretreats.org


Accepted Forms Of Payment: Cash, Check, Money Order, VISA, MasterCard, Discover




Facilitator: Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF



Sunday, July 23, 5:30pm —
Friday, July 28, 9:00am


This retreat will focus on the call to be both contemplative and active and will use the biblical traditions of prophets, psalms, and parables for insight into this way of being in the world. The format will involve reflection on the scriptures and contemplatve sitting with the Word of God. Includes daily Eucharist.

Overnight: $455. Includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.
Commuter: $400. Includes 4 lunches & 5 dinners

$25 early bird discount if registered by June 23.
$75 Nonrefundable deposit.

Sr. Nancy Schreck, OSF, currently serves as Program Director of EXCEL (for at risk youth/adults), in Okolona, MS. She has served as presenter, educator, and facilitator for religious groups worldwide and has served in leadership roles for the Sisters of St. Francis, as the President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and as a U.S. Delegate to the Internatonal Union of General Superiors. Sr. Nancy holds an MA in Religious Educaton, Boston College and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Pacifc School of Religion, Berkeley, CA.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 18

Click HERE to register for this program via our online form.





Retreat: Walking With God In An Evolutionary Universe

Facilitator: Fr. John Surette, SJ



Sunday July 30, 5:30pm —
Friday, August 4, 9:00am


In this retreat we will pitch our tents at the interface of spirituality and the modern Story of our Universe. We will consider some new understandings about being fully-human in this 21st century, and some new images of God suggested by that Story. We will spend some time out on the grounds and become part of the return of contemplatives to the land. In the evenings, we will be invited to share some aspects of our retreat day with the group. Includes daily Eucharist.

Overnight: $455. Includes 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 5 dinners.
Commuter: $400. Includes 4 lunches & 5 dinners.

$25 early bird discount if registered by June 30.
$75 Nonrefundable Deposit.

Fr. John Surette, SJ, is a member of the Northeast Province of Jesuits. He has spent many years in the Caribbean Islands as an adult educator and community organizer. Twenty-years ago, he and artist Sr. Mary Southard, CSJ, co-founded “SpiritEarth,” a center of reflection and justice for the Ecozoic Era. The focus of Fr. John’s life has been listening to God’s foundational revelation — the universe, earth, and its humans — and assisting others to listen to this revelation, as well.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 25

Click HERE to register for this program via our online form.



Discovering the Wisdom of the Seasons through Yoga:
Series of Four Mini-Retreats

FACILITATORS: Michelle Watters, Karen Kramer, and Katie Pfiffner




Saturdays, 8:30am - 1:00pm:
(Past) October 8, 2016
(Past) January 14, 2017
(Past) April 1, 2017
July 29, 2017

Registration begins at 8:00am


Each mini-retreat will include yoga practices such as gentle physical movement, restorative yoga, meditation, journaling, and time for reflection.


Certified yoga instructors Karen, Katie, and Michelle have complementary teaching styles and at the same time bring individual backgrounds and emphases to the experience.

Individual dates and themes are:

(Past) FALL
October 8, 2016
Release, Relax, Let Go
Register & prepay by Tuesday, October 4.

January 14, 2017
Opening to Stillness
Register & prepay by Tuesday, January 10.

April 1, 2017

Cultivating Growth: Moving from Darkness to Light
Register & prepay by Tuesday, March 28.

July 29, 2017
What Do You Say YES To?
Register & prepay by Tuesday, July 25.


Offering: $30 per session, includes lunch.



Michelle Watters has been a Hatha Yoga Teacher for six 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.



Karen Kramer has been teaching yoga for 10 years. She is particularly passionate about sharing the techniques and gifts of Hatha, Restorative and Yin Yoga. Her style is laid back but mindful, and alignment-based with allowances for each individual.



Katie Pfiffner has taught yoga for two 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.

Register & prepay by The Tuesday Before Each Session.

Click HERE to register for this program via our online form.







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