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May 2018
MAY202018
Introduction to the Practice of Spiritual Direction
$1,200

Introduction to the Practice of Spiritual Direction

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - May 25 @ 1:00 pm

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for students to experience the roles of director and directee, while given supportive feedback. Course Learning Objectives: At the end…

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MAY202018
Introduction to the Practice of Spiritual Direction *Commuter Option
$975

Introduction to the Practice of Spiritual Direction *Commuter Option

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - May 25 @ 1:00 pm

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student’s understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for students to experience the roles of director and directee, while given supportive feedback. Course Learning Objectives: At the end…

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June 2018
JUN62018
Friends Day of Prayer
$40

Friends Day of Prayer

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sharing in the Joy of Love in Marriage and in Family Msgr. James Lockman will lead our June Friends Day of Prayer. 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 month. Fr. James will give a morning presentation based on the theme above, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an…

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JUN92018
A Ministry of Hospitality & Compassion: Supporting the LGBTQ Community Within Your Congregation
$60

A Ministry of Hospitality & Compassion: Supporting the LGBTQ Community Within Your Congregation

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

A Ministry of Hospitality & Compassion: Supporting the LGBTQ Community Within Your Congregation This program is both a retreat and a workshop, designed to provide ministers and lay leaders of Christian congregations an opportunity to pray, dialogue about their desire to authentically support, and to minister to the LGBTQ members within their faith communities. Throughout the day together, participants will engage in various exercises that foster a deepened awareness and sensitivity for the diversity of others. They will also learn…

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JUN142018
Open House
Free

Open House

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center, in Howard County, Maryland, is proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary year in 2018! We are holding a variety of free events to recognize this special commemoration. Please join us for our Open House on June 14. This will be an informal time to gather together over light appetizers and beverages as we reminisce. Or, if you or your business have not visited our Center, this is the perfect time to visit! The 50th…

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JUN152018
Wayward Men & Women *Overnight Option
$155

Wayward Men & Women *Overnight Option

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - June 16 @ 4:00 pm

We sometimes think that the people who served God throughout Salvation history were perfect and served God perfectly. We might be surprised to discover the imperfections that were a part of those famous, and not-so-famous, Bible characters (and some were real characters!). We’ll meet them on their level and in the midst of their culture. We will discover that God used them in His story, not only in spite of their deficiencies, but sometimes because of them! Guided by Carol Mullins. Please…

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JUN162018
Wayward Men & Women in Scripture – What Can We Learn?
$60

Wayward Men & Women in Scripture – What Can We Learn?

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

We sometimes think that the people who served God throughout Salvation history were perfect and served God perfectly. We might be surprised to discover the imperfections that were a part of those famous, and not-so-famous, Bible characters (and some were real characters!). We’ll meet them on their level and in the midst of their culture. We will discover that God used them in His story, not only in spite of their deficiencies, but sometimes because of them! Guided by Carol Mullins. Please…

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JUN172018
Silent Directed Retreat – June
$620

Silent Directed Retreat – June

June 17 @ 3:00 pm - June 23 @ 1:00 pm

Our June directed retreat consists of six days of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) 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…

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JUN242018
Shepherd Me into your Kingdom, Lord – Retreat with Dr. Michael Fonseca
$620

Shepherd Me into your Kingdom, Lord – Retreat with Dr. Michael Fonseca

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - June 30 @ 1:00 pm

Shepherd Me into your Kingdom, Lord: Through His death and resurrection, Jesus established the Kingdom of God, permanently and irrevocably. Through Jesus, God has entered into a new and everlasting covenant with us. Quietly and prayerfully, we will explore the fundamentals of covenant union with God as revealed in the miracles, the parables, the Sermon on the Mount, the Great Discourse, and the death and resurrection of Jesus, giving you the opportunity to appreciate and transform your discipleship in the…

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JUN262018
Quiet Mornings – June
Free

Quiet Mornings – June

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

Ever wish you had time set apart for quiet prayer? Or, perhaps a mini-morning retreat? Do you desire structure to support an ongoing practice, but need flexibility too? We hold these every month. You can take part whenever you’d like to match your schedule/desire/need. Interested adults are invited to gather with us at 9:30am for introductions and a short gathering prayer. We will move into silence from 9:45 to 10:35am. During that time, individuals might elect to stay in the…

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