prayerRev. Stephen Wade has been serving as a spiritual director during one of our summer week-long directed retreats for many years. He looks forward to his time at the Center this August 16-22 and he’ll also be speaking at our 2021 Valentine’s event.

Rev. Stephen offers the following prayer by Pope Francis to the Bon Secours community with hope and thanksgiving. We thought it was very fitting to include as our first post. Pray with us…

 

“Tonight before falling asleep

think about when we will return to the street.

When we hug again,

when all the shopping together will seem like a party.

Let’s think about when the coffees will return to the bar,

the small talk, the photos close to each other.

We think about when it will be all a memory

but normality will seem an unexpected and beautiful gift.

We will love everything that has so far seemed futile to us.

Every second will be precious.

Swims at the sea, the sun until late, sunsets, toasts, laughter.

We will go back to laughing together.

Strength and courage.”

~Pope Francis