This directed retreat consists of two days of spiritual direction, opened by 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. You will meet with a spiritual director to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer, 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 God. You will have this long weekend of quiet and peace for personal reflection at our Center and around our beautiful grounds. Please contact the Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 if you have a preference of spiritual directors listed. Space is limited. Guided by Fr. Phil Cover and Joy Aker.
This is a silent retreat. Check-in begins at 3pm, dinner is served at 6pm and the retreat (and silence) will begin after the opening, evening session.
Fr. Phil Cover has been a retreat leader and spiritual director at the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours for many years. His spiritual roots are in the Christian contemplative tradition, and currently serves as part of the adjunct staff at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is co-author of Journey with Purpose, The Inner Work of Lent, and The Seventh Trumpet.
Joy Aker, MA is a Spiritual Director trained in the Ignatian tradition. She is a Labyrinth facilitator as well as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Joy has a master’s degree. in Spirituality and Parish Nursing from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. She also works with the Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry, facilitating their retreats and aiding in their formation. Her focus is on helping people to develop a holistic spirituality, which looks to wholeness in body, mind and spirit. She also has a great interest in assisting others as they deepen their own relationship with God.
There is one reservation available with Joy Aker. Please call our Welcome Center to verify availability and make your reservation. Thank you.