prayer
Dec 16, 2020

“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 ... Continue reading...

hope, waiting, Advent, retreat
Dec 12, 2020

The Season of Advent often becomes lost on us as Christians in the flurry of the holidays and all that demands our attention each December. Join us for a day of retreat and reflection, an opportunity to reclaim Advent as the gift for which it is intended.  Through prayer, meditation and writing, participants will explore the connection between desire as holy and the unique ways in which the Advent experience can nourish and deepen our celebration ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, silence, pray, prayer
Dec 4, 2020

The awe and anticipation of the Advent season invite us into a hushed expectation of Divine birthing of the Word in our own hearts and lives. We hear stories during this time of deep listening: that of Mary, Joseph and the shepherds to angelic visitation, Elizabeth to the child in her womb, and Wise Men to the signs written in the heavens. As events beyond all telling break into their lives, they are changed, transformed ... Continue reading...

Advent Retreat, Lord, Prepare Way
Dec 2, 2020

"What Are You Waiting For?" This theme will explore praying through life-changes, when what we are waiting for does not materialize, and we have to dream again, wait again, and hope again for what is next. Fr. Joe Muth will lead us during this day of prayer, open to all. We begin with a morning presentation, followed by Mass in the chapel, a delicious lunch, and an afternoon presentation. Free time will be offered to walk the ... Continue reading...

Henri Nouwen, blog
Oct 16, 2020

Today's post was shared by Amy Kulesa, the Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates. Amy is a frequent retreat presenter at our Center too and will be with us for a special Advent weekend retreat in December. You can learn more about it by clicking here. Now, let's take a few quiet moments to read these words from Henri Nouwen about God's love. Knowing God’s heart means consistently, radically, and very concretely to announce ... Continue reading...