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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.

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

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October 2017
Franciscan, Thomas Merton, Father Daniel Horan
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The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: Weekend Retreat with Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - October 29 @ 1:00 pm

During this retreat we will explore the untold story of how the most popular saint in Christian history—St. Francis of Assisi—and the spiritual tradition that bears his name inspired the life, thought, and writing of Thomas Merton, who was the most popular spiritual writer of the 20th Century. Additionally, we will consider how these insights can inspire Christians today. Many people do not have an appreciation for how much the Franciscan spiritual and theological tradition influenced Merton before and after…

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November 2017
Jesuit, Priest, Weekend Retreat
$240

A Grateful Heart: Is Your Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - November 5 @ 1:00 pm

Thanksgiving is an important holiday here in the United States. It is a time to stop and reflect on who/what we are grateful for. How consciously grateful are you day-to-day? When good things come your way, do you thank God? And when difficulties come your way, do you thank God? Are you grateful for everything? Certainly Jesus expressed gratitude. And the one leper who was cured came back to Jesus to say “thank you!” We will look at the importance…

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spiritual director, spiritual direction, retreat center
$875

The Practice of Spiritual Direction – Intensive Week 2 *Commuter Option

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - November 10 @ 1:00 pm

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: – To have an understanding of the spiritual life, its breadth, depth, and language, in order to understand the context of spiritual direction ministry. – To examine and understand the core…

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contemplative, prayer, quiet, silence
$40

Day of Contemplative Prayer

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

“Come aside and rest awhile.” Spend time in silence and individual prayer with the One who loves you unconditionally. During this Day of Contemplative prayer, participants will have the opportunity for some input and group reflection, as well as quality time for individual contemplative prayer. This is a silent retreat during your personal time. Discussion will take place during group gatherings in our meeting space. Patricia A. Parachini, SNJM, D.Min, earned her doctorate from the Catholic University of America. Pat…

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ignatian spirituality, catholic retreats
$240

Making All Things New

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - November 19 @ 1:00 pm

Before we enter the season of Advent, it is a great time to learn something new. Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind and spirit. This retreat is perfect for anyone who is ready to make…

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December 2017
Sisters of Bon Secours, Advent Retreat
$40

Advent Day of Prayer

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

“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 still. This holy season also invites us to encounter God in the present, in the day-to-day of our lives. Set aside some personal time for this and join us for a…

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gun violence, tragedy, prayer, pray
Free

Nationwide Vigil to End Gun Violence

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come together to remember half a million Americans killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook tragedy. The Sisters of Bon Secours invite you to join us for a prayer vigil, along with many organizations including: The Newtown Foundation, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network & Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Please come together to pray for victims and to advocate for…

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Visio Divina, photography
$60

Contemplative Photography Retreat

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

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 11/9/2017.

Contemplative Photography Join us for a day in which we will practice visio divina through photography! What is visio divina? Visio divina (divine seeing) is a method of praying through images. It explores how God communicates with us through sight. We will begin with a group meditation using visio divina, followed by a short instruction on how to practice visio divinia with a camera. We will then move on to explore our surroundings. During this time, we will capture images…

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Prayer, retreat day for New Year's Eve.
$60

The Sanctuary of New Beginnings: A New Year’s Retreat

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

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $50 through 11/29/2017.

As 2017 draws to a close and Winter begins to deepen, you are invited to journey with us at a most magical time of year, a time when we prepare to enter the sanctuary of new beginnings. This annual New Year’s Eve retreat creates a wonderful opportunity to silence the pervasive noise that ever surrounds us and to step away into a spiritual landscape of renewal and nourishment. This program invites you to make time to examine the meaning of your experiences…

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January 2018
day retreat, silent retreat, day of prayer
$40

Where Do We Go from Here? Day of Prayer with Fr. Phil Cover

January 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Where Do We Go From Here? From Impasse to Hope; From Holding the Tensions to Giving Ourselves Away in Love During the past year, significant changes in the social, cultural and political landscape of our country have left many with an assortment of conflicted thoughts and feelings. Why, because whenever we encounter pain, hurt, disappointment, and woundedness inside the human condition, we feel vulnerable and powerless. At times we may even feel disoriented, bewildered and confused. We seem to be…

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