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Healthy UD: Religion & Spirituality

Local Spiritual Centers

Blades Chapel

UD's Seminary chapel offers sermons at 9:40am Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. Available to the University of Dubuque community. Also see the chapel calendar.

Shalom Spirituality Center

Shalom offers walking paths, wildlife, a meditation garden, a variety of programs, and retreats.

Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey

Monastery of Cistercian (Trappist) nuns overlooking the Mississippi South of Dubuque. They have a guest chapel with prayer services open to the public and guest houses available year-round to retreatants. 

Sinsinawa Mound Center

Sinsinawa Mound offers silent and safe spaces for reflection, studying, spiritual growth, and the arts. There are no admission fees required and it is open to the general public. Events, group retreats, and workshops are offered (some require fees). Individual retreats are welcomed as well. 

Iowa Retreat Locations

List of retreat locations throughout Iowa.

Religious & Spiritual Books

Local Spiritual Groups

Children of Abraham

Interfaith community including Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and other religious and non-religious perspectives.  

Spiritual Blogs

The Contemplative Cottage by Susan Forshey, Assistant Professor of Discipleship & Christian Formation, UDTS

Rural Pastors by Skip Shaffer, Associate Dean & Assistant Professor of Ministry, UDTS

Gary Neal Hansen by Gary Neal Hansen, Associate Professor of Church History, UDTS

Jesus Dust by Christopher B. James, Assistant Professor of Evangelism & Missional Christianity, UDTS

Wonderings by John Hanagan, retired Professor of Philosophy, St. Michael's College in Vermont

Watch a Movie

Check out a movie from the 3rd floor of Charles C. Myers Library.