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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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September 2017
Fr. Vincent Arisukwu, catholic retreat

Friends Day of Prayer: Fr. Vincent Arisukwu

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

“The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you” Delving deeply into the scriptures, we’ll reflect on and discuss “The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you.” Do we regress into the old law of “an eye for an eye” or are we focusing on the measure of God’s love, forgiveness and mercy? As agents of God’s mercy, consider the good deeds you do for others and…

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Dr. Johnny Parker, Johnny Parker, Turn the page

Men’s Day Retreat

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

When God Writes A Man’s Story Every man’s life tells a story.  Is your life telling the story you were born to live?  Get unstuck from languishing and begin knowing, aligning and mastering your true story for His glory. – Trade restlessness for spiritual and emotional rest – Discover freedom through surrender to God – Take ownership of your challenges and strengths – Experience the joy of serving others and leaving them better off – Begin to build and deepen relationships with your spouse and…

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World, pray for world, power of prayer

Healing Our Broken World through Deep Prayer

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 1:00 pm

Healing Our Broken World: A Discovery of How Deep Prayer Transforms Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities and Our World Now more than ever our world needs people of deep prayer. This weekend is an invitation to all prayer warriors. It is an invitation to journey within where we can listen as a community to the hidden Spirit within us and bring healing to our broken world as we journey outward. This weekend is also about discovering and experiencing through prayer…

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October 2017
St. Francis de Assisi, retreat with priest

Friends Day of Prayer – Fr. Gene Nickol

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

“St. Francis and the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit” During the morning session of the retreat, Fr. Gene Nickol will show and discuss Bishop Robert Barron’s video on St. Francis of Assisi from his “Pivotal Players” series. During the afternoon we will look at the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit as they were alive in his life – and in our lives. The Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month.…

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Franciscan, Thomas Merton, Father Daniel Horan

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

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

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $220 through 8/27/2017.

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

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

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

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $220 through 9/3/2017.

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

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

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

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $825 through 9/5/2017.

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

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

Making All Things New

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

Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $220 through 9/17/2017.

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

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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