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Please click on our events to find out more about these retreats, which are sponsored by the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. If you would like information about scheduling a group conference to come to our Center, please contact our Sales Manager, Rainey Taylor, at 410-442-3144. Conferences are distinguished from retreats because the group comes to our center for the facilities, lodging and/or meals, but they have their own presenter and attendees. Retreats are events that we plan here at the Center and are open to the public to attend.

For more details, additional programs and registration information please call: 410.442.3120

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March 2017
Lent, Lenten day retreat, centering prayer
$40

Centering Prayer Lenten Day Retreat

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Streams in the Desert: A Lenten Day of Centering Prayer The Lenten Season offers rich symbols for our spiritual life from the pages of the Gospels. A central image of these days leading up to the commemoration of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection, is the Biblical tradition of the desert wilderness as a place of purification and revelation. During this day of prayer, we will explore the pattern of Jesus’ Paschal Mystery as also revealed in our own lives. We…

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silent, directed retreat, spiritual direction
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Be Still and Know the I Am God – Silent Directed Retreat

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - April 3 @ 1:00 pm

Silent Directed Retreat Long Weekend A silent directed retreat is a unique way of tending to the Spirit of God by intentionally setting aside time and space for prayer and solitude. On each full day there will be the opportunity to meet with a spiritual director. Conversation will be centered on the directee’s relationship with God, as revealed in prayer and in the events and relationships of daily living. Guided by Sr. Bernadette Claps, CBS, and Jacki Antkowiak. Check-in begins…

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April 2017
healing, loss, retreat, grief
$60

Healing from Diverse Losses: Grief and Loss Retreat

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Healing From Diverse Losses: Grief & Loss Retreat “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”  ~Rumi The concept of grieving as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique.  Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing…

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Taizé, Lent, prayer service
Free

Lenten Taizé Prayer Service

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Embrace the spirit of Lent by participating in an evening of contemplative Taizé Prayer. Through the simple, meditative prayer chants of Taizé music, you will be drawn into a deeper prayer experience during this sacred season. This ecumenical service includes communal singing, scripture reading and quiet times of private prayer. The Taizé service is based on a form of worship from the Taizé ecumenical monastic community in France. People of all ages and different faith traditions come together to participate…

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amazing grace retreat, bon secours
$35

Friends Day – Fr. Joseph Lacey, SJ

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Fr. Joseph Lacey, SJ, will lead us during this day of prayer, open to all. We begin with a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore. Friends Day of Prayer occurs on the first Wednesday of each month and the retreats are open for all to attend. More information about the theme and…

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sculpture workshop, creative prayer
$40

Art as Prayer

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Art as Prayer: Spirit through Sculpture David Cunningham will lead an evening of sculpture. Each participant will be guided in a series of sculptural studies based on intuition and reflection with a verse from scripture. This is an invitation to create as an extension of prayer made tangible through sculpture. Please wear comfortable clothes and feel free to bring a verse of personal resonance to the workshop. Materials will be provided. If you would like to arrive early for dinner…

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Before the Flood, environmental
Free

Eye Openers Film Series

April 7 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

A Film Series and Discussion sponsored by the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Committee of the Congregation of Bon Secours As Sisters of Bon Secours, we believe that the struggle for a more humane world is not an option; it is an integral part of spreading the Gospel and involvement in social justice issues is an important part of who we are. The JPIC Committee members are offering this eye-opening film series to raise awareness of some justice…

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catholic retreat, catholic priest, catholic seniors
$60

Making Space for Grace: Living Our Senior Years Fully

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A Day of Recollection and Prayer for Those in Their Senior Years Are you nearing retirement? Have you recently or not-so-recently retired? Are you in or near your senior years, maybe still working full-time? On this day, we will Look at ways for dealing well with the transition into retirement Identify any unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with Jesus help…

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free concert, religious music, palm sunday
Free

Palm Sunday Concert: Christian Choir of Howard County

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Palm Sunday, April 9, the Christian Choir of Howard County will perform in our Chapel at 4pm. This will be the 7th year the choir has performed the Lenten concert at our Center. The songs will be a service of praise through song to Jesus Christ by remembering His triumphal entry, His passion and death for our sins, and His resurrection and blessed hope of eternal life. The Christian Choir of Howard County was established in 1968 when several…

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Holy Week, Triduum, Easter
$375

Triduum: Holy Week Retreat

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - April 16 @ 1:00 pm

Triduum – A Sacred Holy Week Retreat Experience Father Joe Nangle, OFM, will lead this special, annual Triduum retreat. He will begin by focusing on John’s Gospel, Chapter 11:45-53, the decision of Jewish leaders to execute Jesus. Holy Thursday will explore the moving discourse of Jesus at the Last Supper just as he was about to be taken prisoner, sentenced to death, and executed (John Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). On Good Friday, retreatants will rediscover the very real…

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