Aug 112010

Cedar Falls

American Martyrs Retreat House, operated by Archdiocese of Dubuque

Located in 75 acres of trees in Cedar River Valley

Offers daylong and overnight silent/conference retreats, individually directed retreats, private and group retreats, days of renewal and spiritual direction. Hosts workshops and meetings.

Chapel, dining room, gift shop, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet access, media equipment available.

(319) 266-3543,


Eagles Wings Counseling and Retreat Centers

Offers retreats on various topics, prayer ministry, lay counseling, Ignatian retreats, workshops, spiritual direction

(563) 324-7263,

Des Moines

Emmaus House Ministry

Located near downtown

Offers spiritual direction, Ignatian directed retreats, private and group retreats, guided contemplative retreats, Mass twice weekly

Entirely donation funded

(515) 282-4839,


Shalom Retreat Center, owned and directed by Sisters of St. Francis

Located near 81 acres of prairie

Offers spiritual and educational workshops, days of reflection and weekend to weeklong retreats, private and directed retreats, concerts, musical programs, appointments for massages and reflexology

Chapel, library, hermitage, dining room, gift shop, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet access, AV equipment available

(563) 582-3592,


Creighton University Retreat Center

Located in 157 acres of wooded area along a river

Offers individual and group retreats, preached retreats and other programs, directed eight-day and 30-day retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Chapel, meeting rooms, private direction rooms, overnight facilities, dining hall, gift shop

(712) 778-2466,


Covenant Monastery Spirituality Center, run by Benedictines

Located among cornfields, rolling hills

Offers spiritual direction, retreats, Spiritual Exercises, massage, reflexology

Chapel, library, guest rooms

(712) 755-2004,


Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center

Located on 70 acres of woods and prairie

Offers retreats for individuals and groups, workshops, spiritual direction, conferences, and holistic services including massage therapy and reflexology. Media center, meeting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet access, AV equipment, meditation room, two hermitages, environmentally friendly buildings

Presentations available on spiritual topics on-site or at client’s school, parish, business or organization.

(319) 395-6700,


St. Thomas More Center

Located near trees, hills, lake

Serves primarily youths, but also offers an annual women’s retreat and leadership retreats, space for receptions and family gatherings

Meeting rooms, overnight facilities

(515) 309-1936,

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