WHEATLAND — The following events are slated at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat:
• “Come to the Quiet,” a silent summer retreat day, will be Wednesday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee is $15, which includes lunch.
Participants may pray, meditate, read, walk or just sit in the quiet beauty of The Prairie. The day includes short opening and closing prayers together. Sessions with a spiritual director are available for a separate fee paid directly to the director.
• “Walking with God in an Evolutionary Universe” will take place Saturday, July 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee is $15, which includes lunch.
Participants will contemplate the dynamics of God’s universe as a source of wisdom for living as persons of faith in the 2lst century. Target audience is those who seek to allow modern science to nourish their faith.
Presenter is author Father John Surette, SJ, who has spent the past 20 years giving retreats and workshops on environmental and cosmological themes. He lives in LaGrange Park, Ill., where he is involved with eco-spirituality and eco-justice groups including Spiritearth and The Well Spirituality Center.