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January 2019

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Coping with Furlough During the Government Shutdown
Free

Coping with Furlough During the Government Shutdown

January 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Coping with furlough during the government shutdown is very difficult. Worries, anxiety, discouragement and an enormous amount of stress can seem overwhelming.  Even one’s faith and sense of hope can be shaken.  You are cordially invited by the Sisters of Bon Secours to a day of respite in which it is hoped that you can relax, connect with others, enjoy a meal, attend Mass (if desired), find comfort and a sense of peace and hope in a supportive, beautiful, peaceful…

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Afternoon Centering Prayer
Free

Afternoon Centering Prayer

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. On the 1st  and 3rd Tuesdays of each month it is held from 1-2pm and then on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month it will be held in the evening. If there is a 5th Tuesday in a month, it will be held at 1pm. If lunch is being served at our Center on this day, you are welcome to arrive at noon and purchase a meal ticket too ($10). Please call us…

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February 2019

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Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat
$40

Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – An Afternoon of Reflection.  Spend the afternoon being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness, including, but not limited to, dementia. Participants will be invited to explore the spirituality associated with their role as a caregiver by engaging in storytelling, prayer, meditation, and other exercises that validate their experience. This retreat will be tailored to uplift participants who may or may not provide hands-on care for their loved ones,…

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FEB142019
Valentine’s Dinner & Presentation
$90

Valentine’s Dinner & Presentation

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend Valentine’s Day at the Retreat & Conference Center, celebrating with your spouse over a special dinner and then presentation by Rev. Bill Brown. Enjoy a celebratory dinner, prepared by our distinguished chefs, including a choice of surf & turf, seafood, chicken or vegetarian. A variety of beverages will be available, including wine, and a delicious dessert will also be served. Then, Rev. Bill will share his presentation that includes humor and insights from scripture about marriage. You won’t want…

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FEB192019
Quiet Mornings – February
Free

Quiet Mornings – February

February 19 @ 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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FEB232019
Prayer Walking/Rules for Eating
$60

Prayer Walking/Rules for Eating

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 1/23/2019.

In his autobiography, St. Ignatius of Loyola called himself “the pilgrim.” What do pilgrims do? They walk! Did you know that it’s easy to add prayer to your exercise by Prayer Walking? Come join us as we introduce you to both prayer walking and to St. Ignatius’ Rules for Eating, found in his Spiritual Exercises. Yes, Ignatius was offering eating tips 500 years ago! Bring a comfortable pair of shoes, and if you have any health issues, please check with…

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Grief Retreat
$60

Grief Retreat

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 1/23/2019.

Good Grief: Good Choices Psychotherapist and Bereavement Counselor, Annie Hisle offers uplifting spiritual practices that are helpful in dealing with the inevitable losses we face on our life journey. Annie believes that Losing and Finding are complementary to each other and fundamental to life. Significant loss or significant perceived loss leads most of us into shock, into the underneathness of life. It is in these depths that we question what really matters, learn some lessons , and are often willing to…

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March 2019

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Eye-openers Film & Discussion
Free

Eye-openers Film & Discussion

March 1 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Thirty Seconds to Midnight: The Final Wake Up Call This shocking documentary traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim Earth and its resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of extinction. The…

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MAR22019
Contemplative Photography Retreat
$60

Contemplative Photography Retreat

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 2/2/2019.

Contemplative Photography – ‘the practice of seeing with the eyes of the heart’ “With the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which God has called you.” ~Ephesians 1:18 We begin our day with a guided meditation using the visio divina form.* We then move to an instruction and practice time where we will learn to use visio divina as a way to slow down and to let images come to us. Moving out…

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MAR82019
Fr. Leo Patalinghug Retreat *Commuter Option
$210

Fr. Leo Patalinghug Retreat *Commuter Option

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - March 10 @ 1:00 pm

A Feast for Your Soul: Feeding our souls so that we can feed others We are excited to host Fr. Leo Patalinghug, of Plating Grace, for a Lenten retreat weekend! During this retreat, guests will learn how to celebrate their faith in this modern world. Fr. Leo will explain theology so that it’s understandable, in a bite-sizeable way. This information will satisfy the inner cravings of the heart! The retreat will include: ~Presentations by Fr. Leo ~Cooking demonstration ~Evening Prayer ~Mass on…

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