Advent retreat

December 10, 2022

Annunciations in Our Lives – an Advent Quiet Day

“Aren’t there annunciations/ of one sort or another/in most lives?” This question turns up in Denise Levertov’s poem about the Annunciation to Mary. It suggests that the story of the Annunciation to Mary, so central to our Advent observance, contains wisdom for all of us. This Advent quiet day will use poetry, visual art and our own creativity to explore the many dimensions of this story, and to invite us into deeper meditation on the often surprising ways we may…

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Dr. Kathleen Staudt
December 8, 2022

Advent Day of Prayer

“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…

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Advent retreat
December 7, 2022

Advent Friends Day of Prayer

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. A speaker will give a morning presentation themed around Advent. Mass will be held in the chapel, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch, and then there will be an afternoon presentation. Free time will…

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December 2, 2022

Waiting in Expectant Silence

Listen, listen, wait in silence, Listening… For the One, from whom all mercy flows. During the holy season of Advent, we are a waiting people. Just as the Jewish people of the 1st century awaited the long-expected Messiah and still, in our day, look for Messiah’s coming, those who accept Jesus as the fulfillment of this promise, spend the four weeks before Christmas in joyful expectancy each year. At this start of Advent, we gather to reflect on what waiting…

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Advent retreat
September 7, 2022

Friends Day of Prayer

Achieving Peace of Mind Peace of mind doesn’t come easy. Often we are not clear what is causing the waves of discontent or the feelings of uneasiness. Things just don’t seem to fit and we’re not sure why. What will bring peace is when we have a clear understanding of who we are, when we are able to name the responsibilities that we do have, develop a way to set our priorities, and confront our obstacles effectively. This is what…

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Father Nicholas Amato
October 16, 2020

Knowing the Heart of God

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 and reveal that God…

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Henri Nouwen, blog