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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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July 2017
scripture, Bible, Jesus
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Balm in Gilead: Stories to Heal

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Balm in Gilead: Stories to Heal Body, Spirit and the Wounds of a Suffering World The evangelists found in Jesus the answer to Jeremiah’s lament—“Is there no balm in Gilead…no physician…no healing for the wound of my people?” (Jer 8:22) “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching…and healing every disease and sickness.” (Mt 9:35) We too lament when faced with illness. We turn to Jesus with prayers of petition for healing, for others, for ourselves. But might we…

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August 2017
religions, christianity, prayer
$240

Demystifying Religions Weekend Retreat

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - August 6 @ 1:00 pm

Demystifying Religions “Many Native American languages have no word for religion at all. For them, the path of being alive is so inextricably infused with spirit that to imagine anything that was not religion would be folly. We are at this very moment engaged in the most exquisite of spiritual practices – the art of being fully, passionately alive.” ~Wayne Muller, How, Then, Shall We Live? Ever wonder why people of the Islamic faith pray five times a day? Or,…

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religions, christianity, prayer
$120

Demystifying Religions *Commuter Option

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - August 6 @ 1:00 pm

Demystifying Religions “Many Native American languages have no word for religion at all. For them, the path of being alive is so inextricably infused with spirit that to imagine anything that was not religion would be folly. We are at this very moment engaged in the most exquisite of spiritual practices – the art of being fully, passionately alive.” ~Wayne Muller, How, Then, Shall We Live? Ever wonder why people of the Islamic faith pray five times a day? Or,…

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spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
$600

Silent Directed Retreat

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - August 12 @ 1:00 pm

Our August directed retreat consists of six days of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer. You may also review the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your awareness of and response to…

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spiritual development, stages, relationship with God
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Stages of Spiritual Development

August 13 @ 3:00 pm - August 19 @ 1:00 pm

Summer Retreat Week with Fr. Nicholas Amato “Jesus asked, ‘Do you see anything?’ He looked up and said, ‘I see people; they look like trees walking around.’ Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” Mark 8:23-25 We look at our lives and believe we have grown spiritually. We’re just not sure how much and in what direction. The longing for prayer is real,…

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Mass, liturgy, silence, meditation
Free

Quiet Mornings – August

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Ever wish you had time set apart for quiet prayer? Or, perhaps a mini-morning retreat? Do you desire structure to support an ongoing practice, but need flexibility too? We hold these every month. You can take part whenever you’d like to match your schedule/desire/need. Interested adults are invited to gather with us at 9:30am for introductions and a short gathering prayer. We will move into silence from 9:45 to 10:35am. During that time, individuals might elect to stay in the…

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weekend retreat, centering prayer
$240

Mindfulness and Centering Prayer Weekend

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - August 20 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a weekend that will focus on slowing down, paying attention to living in the present and practicing prayer without words. We will also have a session about the Enneagram, an ancient tool to guide you in self discovery and spiritual growth. This retreat about mindfulness and centering prayer will include presentations, group discussions and time for personal reflection. Guided by Marcia McMullin. Check-in begins at 3pm. Dinner is served at 6pm and then the retreat will begin…

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relieve stress, t'ai chi chih, gentle exercise
$20

Taste of T’ai Chi Chih

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Taste of T’ai Chi Chih” is a series of 20 separate, easy-to-learn moves that circulate and balance the chi, the life force that flows within us. It is not a martial art, but rather a moving meditation that reduces stress and generates vital health and peace of mind. In this fun and entertaining intro workshop you will be taught a few of the T’ai Chi Chih moves, which you can actually take away and practice on your own. You will…

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Visio Divina, photography
$60

Contemplative Photography Retreat

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 7/26/2017.

Contemplative Photography Join us for a day in which we will practice visio divina through photography! What is visio divina? Visio divina (divine seeing) is a method of praying through images. It explores how God communicates with us through sight. We will begin with a group meditation using visio divina, followed by a short instruction on how to practice visio divinia with a camera. We will then move on to explore our surroundings. During this time, we will capture images…

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September 2017
silent retreat, Catholic retreat
$300

Directed Retreat – Long Weekend

September 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 4 @ 1:00 pm

This directed retreat consists of two days of spiritual direction. It opens with a brief introduction on Friday and closing with a group session on Monday morning. This is perfect for those who cannot commit to a week-long directed retreat. The retreat is scheduled during the Labor Day holiday weekend to accommodate those who need the Monday off from work, but will enable you to still have part of your day on Monday to relax at home or celebrate the…

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