black lives matter prayer
Jun 6, 2020

Today's reflection is brought to us by Brenda Nelson. She is the Regional Program Coordinator for the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates in South Carolina and Florida. Brenda shared this with the associates and is extending it to our broader community. Please take a few moments to join us in community as we pray for peace and respect for all. In Pursuit of Justice...Black Lives Matter... All Lives Matter Let's shift our focus from the COVID-19 Virus ... Continue reading...

dancing partner
Jun 5, 2020

Mickey Reed provides today’s inspiring reflection. She is a trained facilitator of Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion program and will be presenting a Boundless Compassion retreat at our Center this fall. You can click here to read more about it and to learn about Mickey too. Thanks so much for sharing this reflection, Mickey! Tightrope I was in Zumba class when I first heard this song "Tightrope" from the musical The Greatest Showman. The instructor played it as ... Continue reading...

baking during pandemic
Jun 4, 2020

Today's reflection is brought to us by Rose Kurtz, our Guest Services Manager at the Center. Rose often helps guests, group coordinators and presenters with their needs when they're at the Center. She also assists with questions and payments over the phone before their arrival. Rose looks forward to welcoming you back soon! Bake, Cook & Eat for Wellness I have a book called “Words of Wisdom for Women” by Rachel Snyder. I often use this ... Continue reading...

reflection about desert
Jun 3, 2020

In addition to serving as the Director of the Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, Amy Kulesa also leads some of our retreats at the Retreat & Conference Center. She oversees and often facilitates our weekly Centering Prayer sessions and this December she’ll be leading a Centering Prayer weekend retreat during the Advent season. You can click here to learn more about her. Let's read Amy's thoughts about the quarantine and what we all ... Continue reading...

prayer to end racism
Jun 2, 2020

Today's prayer has been shared by Sr. Mary Shimo. She is a Sister of Bon Secours and serves as the Archivist and also on the US leadership team. We stand with Sr. Mary, in solidarity for racial justice. Please take a moment to pray with us... Sr. Mary says, "This is a prayer that can call us to action, but also to look inside to see where prejudice sits." A Prayer for Racial Justice Peace I ... Continue reading...

National day of Mourning
Jun 1, 2020

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, other faith organizations and mayors across the United States are recognizing today as a day of prayer for the over 100,000 lives lost to the Coronavirus. On this National Day of Mourning and Lament we can remember those who have passed with moments of silence, lowering of flags, interfaith vigils, and civic memorials. Today at noon local time, all are encouraged to pause to remember those who have died. It ... Continue reading...

pentecost reflection
May 31, 2020

Sr. Bernie Claps is the Formation Director for the Sisters of Bon Secours and she also provides spiritual companionship and direction for many of the Retreat and Conference Center guests. Sr. Bernie shares this reflection as we prepare our hearts for Pentecost. Promise Fulfilled “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate who will never leave you.” John 14:16 This promise made by Jesus to His deciples and to us was that He would ... Continue reading...

blog, organizing
May 30, 2020

Today's reflection has been submitted by our Guest Services Manager, Rose Kurtz. She has been missing the hustle and bustle of the normally busy Welcome Center. Like many of us, Rose has been spending a lot of the extra quiet time organizing things. Let's read about something special that she found. Faith & Hope During this Pandemic, I find myself cleaning, organizing and setting free many things in my home. I am not sure who this is ... Continue reading...

blog, ignatian spirituality
May 29, 2020

Today we are sharing a wonderful post from another blog by Ignatian Spirituality. As the pandemic weeks have continued to add up, far beyond what most of us realized that we would be enduring when this started, we thought these reminders would be helpful. You can care for yourself and your spiritual life by applying these spiritual strategies to your daily life. Please take a few moments to read this important blog. https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/seven-spiritual-strategies-for-a-time-of-pandemic/ Continue reading...

chuches closed during pandemic
May 28, 2020

Today's reflection is brought by Fr. Michael Schleupner. We're so grateful for all of his shared wisdom through our blog! Let's take a few moments to read his thoughts about something many of us are missing and something we've had to add to our daily lives. For the Common Good Closed churches and masks – my focus for today! The governors of Maryland and of many states have significantly limited the number of people allowed at worship services ... Continue reading...