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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.

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February 2017
centering prayer, prayer practice
Free

Evening Centering Prayer

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st  and 3rd Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. (If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there will not be one held.) If lunch is being served at our Center on this day, you are welcome to arrive at noon and purchase a meal ticket too ($10). Please call us…

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March 2017
Receive ashes during our liturgy.
$40

Ash Wednesday Day of Contemplative Prayer

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Held on Ash Wednesday, this quiet day of prayer will invite participants to explore approaches to contemplative prayer to help them prepare for Lent. Time will be scheduled to receive ashes during our liturgy. This is a day of silence. Led by Sr. Bernie Claps, CBS. Sr. Bernie Claps, a Sister of Bon Secours, provides spiritual direction and spiritual companionship at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. She holds graduate certificates in Spiritual Direction, Spirituality and Aging. She has…

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lent, lenten journey, ash wednesday
$35

Friends Day of Prayer: Lenten Journey

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Lenten Journey: Becoming Friends with Death & Resurrection  “All life holds within itself a promise of resurrection.”  (Gabriel Marcel) This Friends Day of Prayer will inaugurate the beginning of the Lenten Season with an invitation to join Jesus on an important spiritual journey. While this journey spans our entire lives, during Lent we bring deeper awareness to the cyclic nature of dying and being reborn. Through consideration of sacred Scriptures, dialogue and some reflective writing, Friends will engage in…

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taking time out, women's retreat
$240

New Beginnings – Women’s Retreat

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - March 5 @ 1:00 pm

The Zen proverb states, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” What is life teaching you today? How is life inviting you to grow? With the dawn of each new day we are given the opportunity to begin again – to learn new lessons, set new goals, release fear and grow into wholeness. Whether one’s “new beginning” is significant or small, this retreat empowers women to move forward with hope and confidence. Guided by Peggy Patenaude. Check-in begins…

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centering prayer, prayer practice
Free

March Centering Prayer Session, afternoon

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st  and 3rd Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. (If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, there will not be one held.) If lunch is being served at our Center on this day, you are welcome to arrive at noon and purchase a meal ticket too ($10). Please call us…

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book, lenten book, lenten journey
$60

Lenten Journey: “Hinds’ Feet on High Places” 4-week Book Discussion

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us in a Lenten journey as we read and discuss the book, Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. Follow “Much Afraid” on her journey with her companions “Sorrow” and “Suffering” –  from the Valley of Humiliation to the High Places in the Kingdom of Love – guided by the “Chief Shepherd” (Christ). The leader of the book discussion will help to set the scene by sharing a coincidental connection between many of the quotations in the allegory…

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lent, lenten, lenten retreat
$240

Lenten Retreat: Connect with God in our Busy World

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - March 12 @ 1:00 pm

Lenten Retreat: How to Connect with God in Our Busy World “In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.” Mark 1:35 Connect with your friends on Facebook! Connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, email, text messaging, Snapchats, Instagram, etc…  In a world where we are encouraged to be constantly connected with each other, how connected are we to the One who created us? God’s desire is to…

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human trafficking, social justice
Free

Eye-Openers Film Series

March 10 @ 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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caregiver, elderly care, loved ones
$15

Caregiver’s Support Group

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our Support Group is designed to create a sacred space for caregivers who are currently providing care for others and are in need of opportunities for renewal and healing. Join us bi-monthly as we uncover and explore the many blessings of the Long Goodbye that are inherently present in caring for loved ones. As we reflect on the various stories shared among participants, validation, spiritual nourishment and information will be offered to empower caregivers present in the group. Techniques for…

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celtic spirituality, lent, lenten retreat
$40

Thin Place: A Lenten Day of Reflection

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A “Thin Place” Between Death & Resurrection The term “thin place” is frequently found in Celtic spirituality. It connotes a place where the veil between the material world and the eternal world is thin, so thin it is as though the two worlds are fused together. For too long, we have separated the reality of death from resurrection. The season of Lent is a blessed opportunity to explore the thin place  between the experience of death and resurrection. During this…

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