Friends Day of Prayer – “Living Our Senior Years”

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours

Living Our Senior Years: Making the Most of this Chapter

Are you in or approaching your senior years? Are you in or approaching retirement?

During this retreat day, we will:

  • Look at ways for appreciating and understanding this chapter of life.
  • Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them.
  • Create a plan for what to do tomorrow.

The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully.

  • This retreat day will include presentations, conversation, group sharing, and time for quiet reflection, prayer and Mass.
  • While based on the Christian Scriptures, the day is open to persons of all faith traditions. It will be guided by Father Michael Schleupner. Lunch is included.

Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. Fr. Michael will give a morning presentation, and then he will celebrate Mass in the Chapel afterwards. A delicious lunch will be served and then he will give an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the labyrinth, spend quiet time in prayer or shop in the bookstore. *Guests of Fr. Michael’s Feb. 8, 2020 day retreat: While varied, this retreat will be similar to the ‘Living Our Retirement’ retreat.

Father Michael Schleupner was ordained in 1972 and has been a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore for forty-eight years. Among other ministry experiences, he served as pastor of parishes and retired from fulltime parish ministry in 2016. Since then, Father is involved in a number of ministries, including: sacramental assistance at several parishes, spiritual direction located in a parish setting, spiritual integration at the Caritas Counseling Center in Lutherville, retreat days, and a weekly electronic spirituality column called Inbox Inspirations ( Father Schleupner’s Sunday homilies are also available ( His weekend Mass schedule is on Facebook ( Father Has Masters Degrees in Theology and Church Administration and a Licentiate Degree in Canon Law. He has recently done studies in secularism, spirituality, and spiritual direction.

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Event Details

Date: October 7
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $40
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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 .