The COCI service team is requesting that event attendees please refrain from wearing perfume, aftershave, or bringing scented candles to our programs as we have some folks who are allergic and cannot enjoy the event.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.

COCI Meeting Schedule

 Mandala Meditation Retreat

Saturday, August 4, 9am - Noon

Des Moines Intentional Eucharistic Community
3306 University Ave, Des Moines, IA

Come enjoy a day of contemplative practices centered around the Mandala.

  • Learn about the spiritual heritage of the Mandala
  • create your own Mandala in a stress-free environment
  • explore Visio Divina using the Mandala as a prayer aid
  • enjoy silence and community

This retreat morning is a collaboration between Contemplative Outreach of Central Iowa (Paul witmer) and the Des Moines Intentional Eucharistic Community (Marry Ann Koch and Robin Kline).
Please register with COCI Here.

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a $10 donation is suggested to cover expenses.

All art supplies will be provided, but you’re free to bring your own. 

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Core Values of Saints Francis and Clare:
8-Day Silent Retreat


Friday, October 11, 5:00 pm - Friday, October 18, 1:00 pm

Shalom Retreat Center, Dubuque

Facilitators:Jeannine Kosman, Kathy Reardon, Kathleen Schiltz, & Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf

This Silent Centering Prayer (Intensive/Post Intensive) Retreat provides an opportunity to deepen your established Centering Prayer practice in an atmosphere of silence and community, away from the busyness of daily life, with a focus on Franciscan values. It will allow your mind, body, and spirit to surrender to God’s presence and action. Before attending the retreat, you should have an established daily practice of Centering Prayer for at least six months. For those new to an 8-day retreat, there will be videos from the Thomas Keating “Spiritual Journey” video series. Except for opening and closing times, silence will be observed throughout the retreat, including at meals. All the readings used during the retreat will be from St. Francis, St. Clare, and other Franciscan sources.

To register, go Here.


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