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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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December 2017
Prayer, retreat day for New Year's Eve.

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

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

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

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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February 2018
forgiveness retreat, Christian forgiveness

A Lenten Retreat on Forgiveness

February 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - February 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

A Lenten Retreat on Forgiveness: Learning How to Forgive Others and Ourselves “Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:31-32 During this Lenten retreat you are invited to let go. To let go of any ill feelings that keep you from connecting with God and all of God’s people. This is…

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Receive ashes during our liturgy.

Ash Wednesday – Day of Contemplative Prayer

February 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

“Rend your heart not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God.” (Jl 2:13) These words at the beginning of Lent invite us to take an inward journey during these 40 days to search our hearts as to where we stand with God and our neighbor and to enter more deeply into the Mystery of God’s love. Join us for a quiet day of prayer as we begin the sacred Lenten season. The atmosphere for the day will be…

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mindfulness, morning retreat, half-day retreat

Awakening to God’s Presence

February 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The present moment is where we meet God. In this workshop, we will explore ways we can live more aware of God’s Presence with us. This will be an experiential learning experience. Plan to come to spend time with God. You can think of this as a mini-retreat. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information we can use to live better. Living…

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Mickey McGrath, artist retreat

“At the Name of Jesus” Weekend Retreat with Bro. Mickey McGrath

February 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - February 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $230 through 1/23/2018.

This time of rest and retreat is a joyous celebration of the holy names and titles of Jesus, both ancient and new. Participants are guided to recognize the abiding presence of God’s love in their own hearts and the hearts of others. This presentation is based on the book, At the Name of Jesus: The Way, the Truth, the Life. The retreat will include presentation, group dialogue and time for personal reflection. Guided by artist Bro. Mickey McGrath. Check-in begins at…

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Lent, Contemplative, Retreat

Life After Death-Intimate Union with Infinite Love, Lenten Retreat

February 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Life After Death – Intimate Union with Infinite Love  During Lent we are invited to ponder the mystery and paradox of death. Thus, we wonder—what happens when we die? In the private sanctuary of our mind and heart, we long to know the answer. This contemplative Lenten day of reflection considers the question through the lens of the scriptures, Jesus’ teachings, his post-resurrection experience, and the Christian mystics. Through presentation, reflection and group sharing, we will tend to the hopes…

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March 2018
arts, music, sing, dance, play

Prayerful Play – Weekend Retreat for Women

March 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $230 through 1/2/2018.

This women’s retreat offers participants the opportunity to experience a variety of creative arts that can express our longings of gratitude and wonder. Find out how a playful spirit can bring us into a deeper connection with God! During this fun retreat weekend, you will explore… –What do Play and Prayer have in common? –Play is native to children of most species. What’s its purpose? –What keeps us from playing more as adults? –How might we use play to enhance/enter into…

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caregiver, caregivers, care for the caregiver

Caregiver’s Afternoon Retreat

March 3, 2018 @ 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 engage in storytelling, prayer, meditation, and other exercises that validate the caregiver experience. This retreat will be tailored to uplift participants who may or may not provide hands-on care for their loved ones, but who are actively involved in their lives. Topics that…

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St. Patrick's Day, dance, music

St. Patrick’s Day Concert: Steps & Strings

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate with us on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day! We are pleased to once again host talented musicians from the OPUS Community Music School. They will share their gift of Irish fiddle music for this festive concert in our Chapel. Irish dancers, including some from Chesapeake Irish Dance, will perform in authentic costume and give a brief demonstration to brave audience members too! St. Patrick’s Day costume is encouraged for all who attend! There will be a free-will offering for the…

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