Sara Thomsen, David Abram and more help kick off Prairiewoods’ 25th anniversary year with a weekend conference
By Daniel Boscaljon
April 29, 2021
One lesson many people learned during COVID was the small grace provided by overlooked miracles. Things once taken for granted became essential — like the joyful explosion of color in the leafing oaks, maples, lilacs and redbud trees, coinciding with the scientific wonder of a vaccine that allows us to move with greater ease through a world that beckons.
One such overlooked miracle locally is Prairiewoods, a catholic, Franciscan ecospirituality retreat and conference center located in Hiawatha. Founded by six nuns in 1996, Prairiewoods is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and its mission could not be more timely — or more worthy of celebration.