music, reflect
May 12, 2021

Today's reflection comes from frequent blogger, Fr. Michael Schleupner. He shared the following through his homily last Sunday, on Mother's Day. It provides wise words inspired by a famous musician for Mother's Day, during the pandemic and really every day of any year. Enjoy the video after the reflection too. How does this inspire you today? Who will you pick today? Share with us in the comments. Songs of Comfort Many of us have heard of the ... Continue reading...

mothers day, geese
May 9, 2021

Today, we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives...those who birthed us and those who guide us as mother figures. We hope that our readers who take on these roles are thanked and loved today! For those missing a special mom, may you feel the peace of Jesus as you relive sweet memories today. To Mother You painted no Madonnas On chapel walls in Rome, But with a touch diviner You lived one in your home. You wrote no lofty ... Continue reading...

remaining with Jesus
May 7, 2021

Today's blog is from last Sunday's homily by Fr. Michael Schleupner and shares a creative analogy that makes the scripture come alive! We're blessed to have Fr. Mike for weekly Mass on Fridays at the Center and he will also be a spiritual director during our August Directed Retreat (click here for more information). Let's read his thoughts about a funny sight during a drive around the area. “I am the true vine, and my Father ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
May 5, 2021

Mary DeTurris Poust, author and retreat presenter, will be with us for a special weekend retreat June 25-27. (Click here to learn more.) Although written a few years ago during Holy Week, the message below is still inspiring and relevant. After all, as imperfect human beings, grace is something we are always seeking, right? Finding grace, even in the shadow of the cross I’ve been in desperate need of some grace these days. So much so, that ... Continue reading...

Dr. Veirdre Jackson
May 2, 2021

Today's post is a powerful excerpt from "Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God" by Dr. Veirdre Jackson. She will be returning to the Center this September as the featured speaker for annual Women's Wellness retreat and we're so excited to host her again. Let's read this short excerpt, based on a familiar passage from scripture.... Stepping into Peace "Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You ... Continue reading...

promise
Apr 30, 2021

Our guests often comment on the delicious food that comes from our kitchen! The man behind those amazing meals is our talented chef and food service manager, Giovanni Faudale. Each week at the beginning of our staff meetings, one of the managers offers a reflection, so during last week's meeting Gio read this inspiring poem. We hope that it touches and inspires you too! Are there other promises that you live out each day? Share ... Continue reading...

blog, meditation, contemplation
Apr 28, 2021

Do you find yourself seeking quiet time for spiritual reflection? Have you ever considered taking a silent retreat? As many begin to make their summer retreat plans, today's post may help you decide if a silent retreat is a good fit for you. Or, maybe you just need time set aside in the quiet of your home or a favorite spot in nature? Let's read more about how a silent retreat can help as you ... Continue reading...

blog, risen Christ
Apr 25, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another wise reflection today. Let's read his thoughts about lessons from failed expectations. Great Expectations When I was in high school, I remember reading the classic novel Great Expectations; it was written by Charles Dickens. I imagine that many of us have read this somewhere along the way. In the story, a young woman named Miss Havisham is about to be married. All the preparations for the wedding have been made. On the day ... Continue reading...

dogwood tree
Apr 23, 2021

As you probably are aware, yesterday was Earth Day, a day to demonstrate support for our environment. Here at the Center, we have established many earth-friendly practices to reduce waste and care for our beautiful planet. Fittingly, Rose Kurtz, our Guest Services Manager compiled today's reflection that shares a common earth-minded spring theme with analogies about our own personal growth. Let's take a few quiet moments to read what she discovered... ------------------------------------- I have a book called ... Continue reading...

Easter retreat
Apr 21, 2021

Today's reflection comes from Sr. Ji Choi, novice with the Sisters of Bon Secours. Sr. Ji is presenting a variety of retreats at the Center and her next retreat will be held on Friday, May 7. The retreat will focus around the Easter theme, "On the Road to Emmaus". You can learn more about the retreat by clicking here. Let's take a few quiet moments to read Sr. Ji's thoughts about recognizing Jesus' presence in ... Continue reading...