mary, statue of mary
Aug 7, 2020

Today’s reflection is another in the series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. Debra continues to inspire with these “Litany of the Living Earth” reflections. She has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let’s take a few quiet moments to read about her reflection on the vesper light. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations Vespers, Glorious Light Now as we come to the ... Continue reading...

blog, meditation, contemplation
Aug 5, 2020

Welcome back to our blog. Susan Boruff writes today's reflection and Kathy Anderson follows with a meditation video. Susan and Kathy frequently present retreats at our Center. Let's take a few moments to quietly reflect on their thoughts and to connect with God. As It Is In Heaven By: Susan Boruff “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~Rumi Have you ever thought about the millions of people that gather every Sunday and pray together saying, ... Continue reading...

Debra Barton, spiritual lesson
Aug 2, 2020

Today’s reflection is the fourth in a series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. Debra continues to inspire with these "Litany of the Living Earth" reflections. She has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let’s take a few quiet moments to read about her lessons from the garden. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations, 2020 Sabbath, Mustard Seeds and Zucchini “The kingdom of ... Continue reading...

Jul 31, 2020

Today's reflection is the third in a series that features recent photos from around the Center's grounds. Inspiring quotes also follow the pictures. Let's take a quiet moment to browse through the photos, reflect on the quotes and feel the Spirit as we take a virtual walk to the Peace Garden today...                                                                                                 "Peace begins with a smile." (Even behind a mask) ~Mother Teresa   “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in ... Continue reading...

prayer, pandemic, hope
Jul 29, 2020

As our country honors the late Congressman John Lewis this week, we remember this politician and brave civil-rights leader who served in the United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 5th congressional district since 1987. Let's pause and be inspired by his words... “You are a light. You are the light. Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. Study the path of others to make your way easier and more abundant. ... Continue reading...

Spirituality in beauty
Jul 26, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers today's final reflection in the series about spirituality. We're so grateful for his insight throughout this series. Let's take a few quiet moments to read and pray... Spirituality – 6  Dear Friends, In the past weeks, I have reflected on Spirituality and on four of its core elements: Faith, Prayer, Habit, and Connectedness. This series concludes today as my attention turns to one more core element: Beauty. Beauty, as an element of spirituality, may ... Continue reading...

vigil, prayer
Jul 24, 2020

Today's reflection is the third in a series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. Debra has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let's take a few quiet moments to read this reflection about nighttime vigils. What can we learn from a late-night session listening to God's voice? A Liturgy of the Living Earth, Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations, 2020 Vigils On my bed I remember you; I think ... Continue reading...

LCWR reflection
Jul 22, 2020

Today's reflection has been shared by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Let's take a few moments to read, to listen and to pray. As we slowly move toward new ways of perceiving life, what wonders might we be taking for granted? Suggested Music: O Domine, O Christe – Margaret Rizza (click here) If the Moon Came Out Only Once a Month If the moon came out only once a month people would appreciate it more. They’d mark it in their ... Continue reading...

Jul 19, 2020

Today marks the reopening of our Center to registered guests! The staff have been very busy preparing for this day, using the utmost caution when considering the safety of our employees and guests. During a staff meeting before the reopening, we gathered via Zoom to go over some of our last minute plans. As is customary with our meetings, we began with a reflection. Our coworker, Tessa Newton, was assigned this task at the last ... Continue reading...

meditation about nature
Jul 18, 2020

Today's reflection is the second in a series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. She's walking us through many prayerful moments in nature. Let's breathe and read her blog... A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations, 2020 May the God of Gentleness be with you, caressing you with sunlight and rain and wind; may God’s tenderness shine through you to warm all who are hurt and lonely; may the blessing of gentleness be on you. Dear Ones, Today I walked ... Continue reading...