Retreats & Events

Please click on our events to find out more about these retreats, which are sponsored by the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. If you would like information about scheduling a group conference to come to our Center, please contact our Sales Manager, Rainey Taylor, at 410-442-3144. Conferences are distinguished from retreats because the group comes to our center for the facilities, lodging and/or meals, but they have their own presenter and attendees. Retreats are events that we plan here at the Center and are open to the public to attend.

Please note that we are an adult-only Retreat & Conference Center, so our retreat and event registrations are only open to those who are 18 and over. Thank you.

For more details, additional programs and registration information please call: 410.442.3120

Grief Retreat

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in … Continue reading

$60

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Virtual Quiet Mornings

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. (Sessions will be held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:45am.) Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation for all virtual sessions. … Continue reading

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Virtual Centering Prayer

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our … Continue reading

Free

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Advent Friends Day of Prayer

What is your image of God? How would you describe God? Who is God to you? During this retreat day, we will: • Recall the image of God that we had in the earlier years of our life • Identify our image of God today • Look at an image … Continue reading

$40

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Advent Day of Prayer

“The Lord will come and he will not delay.” (Cf. Habakkuk 2:3) Advent is about waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus; commemorating his birth and first coming and also anticipating the second coming of Christ. But our Christian faith tells us that God is with us, already and … Continue reading

$40

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Quiet Mornings In-Person

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:45am. (They are also held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. See those listings separately for registration instructions.) Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for … Continue reading

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In-Person Centering Prayer Session

Held in person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2pm and on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-8pm. For these in-person sessions, registration is required in advance, due by the Monday before each in-person session.  (Virtual Zoom sessions will be the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the … Continue reading

Free

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Quiet Mornings – Virtual Session

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. It is also held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 4th Saturday (except for September, which has been cancelled on Saturday). Every virtual session is held from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please … Continue reading

Free

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Virtual Centering Prayer

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our … Continue reading

Free

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Virtual Quiet Mornings

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. It is also held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 4th Saturday. Every virtual session is held from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom sessions invitation. … Continue reading

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A New Year Examen – Giving & Receiving

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 11/30/2022.

“The universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.” – Deepak Chopra The approach of … Continue reading

$60

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Virtual Epiphany Retreat

Virtual Epiphany Retreat - January 6th, 2023 The lore surrounding the Magi has fascinated generations of believers and seekers for countless centuries. For, couched in the mystique of the Christmas story, the role of these wise astrologers has evolved over time for individuals and communities as their personal meaning and … Continue reading

$30

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Sacred Thresholds, New Beginnings

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 12/7/2022.

And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. ~ Meister Eckhart As 2023 commences its unfolding, humanity will find itself steeped in its recapping of the past year and its calculations for the year ahead. This creates a significantly ripe opportunity once … Continue reading

$65

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The Gifts of Winter

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 12/14/2022.

Each season of the year brings gifts unique to its expression and movement of life in the natural world. The seasons have resonances in the human spirit, and we often find our internal energies responding to the various expressions of the cycle of life. Winter is a special season of … Continue reading

$65

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Friends Day of Prayer – February

Mother Teresa once said, “we have forgotten we belong to each other.” Kinship, according to Fr. Gregory Boyle, “is what happens to us when we refuse to let that happen.” This day will be a radical exploration of kinship as we recognize when we have forgotten as well as celebrate … Continue reading

$40

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Grief Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 1/11/2023.

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in a New Era The concept of grieving the loss of loved ones as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique. Yet, there are many … Continue reading

$65

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To Heal a Broken Heart

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 1/24/2023.

A “broken heart” is more than a physical condition or a colorful analogy. We often use it in a poetic sense, and it is a source of great pain, and the pain is very real. Most of us will have such an experience in the course of our lives. A … Continue reading

$65

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Friends Day of Prayer

The Theopoetics of Lent 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. … Continue reading

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Awareness of God’s Presence Through Mindfulness and Centering Prayer

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 2/17/2023.

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, and with compassion. The present moment is where we meet God. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information we can use to live better. Living mindfully allows us to live more connected with God and … Continue reading

$65

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St. Ignatius and the Eucharist

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 2/25/2023.

Without a doubt, St. Ignatius of Loyola had a profound love for The Eucharist. As the Catholic Church in the United States looks to deepen our belief and love of the Eucharist, this retreat will help participants better understand Christ's Presence in the Eucharist and deepen our experience of Communion. … Continue reading

$65

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Our Journey from Darkness to Light

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/1/2023.

The Sacred Triduum of Holy Week is a journey from darkness to light. That journey of Jesus from the Last Supper to the empty tomb on Easter Sunday is our journey as well. How are we to understand this journey for ourselves? How do we live in that journey, through … Continue reading

$65

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Triduum Retreat *Commuter Option

Living Deeply the Paschal Mystery: Graced Vulnerability, Courageous Waiting, Empowered Loving All of life is a continuous journey of change where we experience the many dimensions of the Paschal Mystery. At the Passover meal on Holy Thursday, we witness Jesus’s self-sacrificing love for us in the giving of himself in … Continue reading

$220

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Go Easy On Myself

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/15/2023.

Life can be a challenge on many days. Sometimes we make it more difficult by being a challenge to ourselves. Yet, we need to remember the scripture statement from Song of Solomon 4:7 “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” We are good. We are … Continue reading

$65

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Poetry of Mary Oliver

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/21/2023.

“When I am among the trees… they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily.” ~ Mary Oliver We are acutely aware that our Earth is suffering greatly and in need of our respect and action. On this annual celebration of Earth … Continue reading

$65

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Spiritual Direction Institute, Session 2 *Commuter

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: - … Continue reading

$1075

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Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – A Day of Reflection

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/29/2023.

Spend some intentional time this Spring being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness or condition, including, but not limited to, dementia. This retreat utilizes a lens for understanding the spiritual or meaningful dimensions of the caregiver role and is tailored to uplift participants who may or … Continue reading

$65

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What our guests are saying about their stay at The Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
"Beautiful campus. Food was outstanding. Thank you for being so welcoming."
— School of the Cathedral
"The Retreat Center is spotless, offers good food, private full baths, seems to have a “happy” staff, persons from office, persons to do housekeeping and all. The hospitality of all is 'tops'. I love the quietness that is encouraged."
— Aging with Wisdom
"Thank you for the comfort and warmth. The grounds are wonderful."
— Hempfield United Methodist Church
"Everything went very smoothly. The presentations were excellent. The bookstore had a great supply of the recommended books."
— Making All Things New
"Could not have been better in any way."
— Gift of Animals: Our Spiritual Companions
"Once again, a magnificent center. Location, building, grounds, staff, spiritual director, mass and dining experience were all excellent!"
— June Directed Retreat
"Everyone goes out of their way to be helpful and makes guests feel welcome."
— A Path and a Small Light
"I have been coming here for 25 years and it adds so much to my spiritual life."
— Aging with Wisdom
"Beautiful facility inside and out! Peace is felt as soon as I arrived."
— Meditators for Better Living
"The quality of the food and the selections were outstanding. Thank you all for an amazing visit."
— Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
"A wonderful, peaceful experience. Very comforting atmosphere."
— Johns Hopkins
"Great facilities. Wonderful experience and I am very grateful."
— Grounded in Gratitude
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