Retreat & Conference Center
May 6, 2022

Kevin Cassidy, the Director of the Retreat & Conference Center, shared this reflection in our weekly planning meeting last week. Our staff takes the mission of bringing 'healing hospitality' to heart, so this really resonated with us. We hope that you find this same sense of welcome during your visits to the Center too! Let mutual love continue, and do not forget to offer hospitality to strangers, for by doing this some have entertained angels without ... Continue reading...

mourning, prayer for mourning
Sep 8, 2021

Jackie Antkowiak, spiritual director and dear friend of the Retreat & Conference Center, passed away peacefully on Sunday. She began serving on directed retreats in 2018 and truly touched all whom she encountered with her sweet, gentle spirit. Jackie's directees always shared their immense gratitude for her daily guidance during these retreats. She had an incredible way of making everyone feel comfortable right away. One of her recent directees commented, "Jackie is one of the ... Continue reading...

mothers day, geese
May 9, 2021

Today, we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives...those who birthed us and those who guide us as mother figures. We hope that our readers who take on these roles are thanked and loved today! For those missing a special mom, may you feel the peace of Jesus as you relive sweet memories today. To Mother You painted no Madonnas On chapel walls in Rome, But with a touch diviner You lived one in your home. You wrote no lofty ... Continue reading...

resurrection, Easter season
Apr 11, 2021

Today's blog features a homily that Fr. Michael Schleupner delivered on Easter Sunday. It's a message that can inspire us throughout this Easter season and beyond! “For the Living among the Dead?” John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8 “Why are you looking for the living One among the dead?” We hear this question in today’s gospel. Maybe it’s a good idea to allow it to be asked directly to ourselves: “Why are you looking for the living One among the ... Continue reading...

Saints, Friends Day
Nov 1, 2020

Today, on All Saints' Day, we recognize the many saints we've learned about through scripture and writings from history. We also honor those whom we've personally lost over the last year. Please take a quiet moment in prayer to remember the wide variety of saints before us. "May we learn how to walk wisely from their examples of faith, dedication, worship, and love." Prayer for All Saints Day We give you thanks, O God, for all the ... Continue reading...