Aging & Spirituality 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 retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. Fr. Harry will give a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and then he will give an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to…Find out more
HOLDING THE WORLD With considerable change and great demands all around us, a deeper understanding of what it means to embody love and be a presence of peace for the world becomes essential. What will sustain us and give us courage for the journey? This silent retreat will be guided by author Paula D’Arcy. The retreat will offer time for personal reflection, rest and prayer. During each presentation there will time for questions and dialogue. Time will be allotted within…Find out more
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a practice that was more than just the writing of what’s going on in my life? In a sense we already know what’s going on each day, but the actions often lack reflection, direction, and action that could lead to transformation over time. On our day of recollection, we will consider three different ways to journal, each with outcomes that could make a difference in the quality of your living. In the final session,…Find out more
This directed retreat consists of two days of spiritual direction, opened by a brief introduction on Friday and closing with a group session on Monday morning. This is perfect for those who cannot commit to a week-long directed retreat. You will meet with a spiritual director 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…Find out more
Have you spent any time with women prophets lately? If you are wondering exactly how to answer this question or if you’re asking what is the vocation of a prophet, here is your “prophet measuring tool”: Prophets are vessels of communication between God and the people. Prophets’ encounters with God come in the midst of everyday life. Prophets’ objections are always met with assurances of God’s help. Prophets’ resistance to their call comes because of the anticipated suffering likely to…Find out more
Reflect and recharge during a vacation this summer at the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. There is no formal program for this retreat. Your retreat fee includes delicious meals and accommodations in a comfortable bedroom (queen bed) with private bathroom. Mass is held daily at 11am. You may enjoy the quiet of our grounds as you walk the Labyrinth, stroll through the Peace Garden or lounge by our pool. Sit and relax on the enclosed 3rd Floor Porch that…Find out more
Our July 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. You may also review 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…Find out more
Living our Retirement: The Next Chapter Are you nearing retirement? Have you recently or not-so-recently retired? Are you in or near your senior years, maybe still working full-time? On this retreat, we will Look at ways for dealing with the transition into retirement. Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them. Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully. This…Find out more
We have heard from many spiritual writers that there are two stages of life. In the first, you “build the container,” which firmly establishes your sense of who you are in the world. This first stage grounds and sustains you. It offers you and your loved ones security, health, and a future. Then comes the switch into the second half of life, where you begin to consider the options for “filling” the container. This is the fruitfulness of your second…Find out more
Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $230 through 6/4/2019.
“Buddha was not a Buddhist. Jesus was not a Christian. Muhammad was not a Muslim. They were teachers who taught Love…Love was their religion” ~ Anonymous Join us for an evocative weekend that will consider three of the world’s prominent spiritual teachers and the religions created in their name. Emphasis will be placed on the sacred wisdom they each imparted through their respective life story and cultivation of authentic living. From a Christian perspective, participants will be invited to explore…Find out more
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