A Ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours

Directed Retreat – Long Weekend

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - July 23 @ 1:00 pm

silent retreat, prayer, quiet time of prayer

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. Daily mass will be offered. Guided by Jackie Antkowiak, Sr. Bernadette Claps, Sr. Gail DeMaria and Fr. Jim McBurney.

This is a silent retreat. If you have a preference of spiritual directors listed below, please contact the Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or indicate this interest in the ‘special needs’ section of the registration. Check-in begins at 3pm, dinner will be served at 6pm and the retreat will begin after dinner. Silence will begin at that time.

Jackie Antkowiak is a writer, speaker, spiritual director, bereavement counselor, life coach, retreat director, and hospice volunteer. She is currently the spiritual advisor for 100+ Catholic Daughters of the Americas at her home parish. Since retiring from her Pastoral Associate position a few years ago, Jackie fills her time with reading, speaking engagements, leading book/Bible study groups and Small Christian Communities. She also does hospice work with veterans.

Sister Bernadette Claps, a Sister of Bon Secours, provides spiritual direction and spiritual companionship at the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours. She holds graduate certificates in Spiritual Direction, Spirituality and Aging. She has done graduate studies in theology and received a Master of Social Work from New York University. Sr. Bernie has filled her spiritual direction appointments for this retreat. Please select another spiritual director upon registration. Thank you.

Fr. Jim McBurney is a member of the Order of St. Augustine. He has served as both a pastor and parochial vicar in parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and also in Orlando, Florida. He has also served his Augustinian Community as a Vocation Director and Director of Formation. His current ministry consists of offering retreats and days of recollection. He has offered spiritual direction to religious, clergy and laity for 16 years.

Event Details

Start: July 20 @ 3:00 pm
End: July 23 @ 1:00 pm
Cost: $320
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Sr. Bernie Claps, Jackie Antkowiak, Fr. Jim McBurney

You will be entering your information for registration and payment next. If you would rather call us, please contact our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 and they can accept credit card information over the phone. You can also contact them with your information and mail a check to: 1525 Marriottsville Rd., Marriottsville, MD 21104. Please note that your registration is not complete until payment has been made.

If you would like to register a group to attend this retreat, please call our Welcome Center at 410-442-3120 or email Jennifer Murphy, Manager of Retreat Services, at .

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