hope, quiet mornings program
Jun 7, 2022

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on a different schedule. It occurs each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation. Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d like to carve out time, but could use the support of a structure that is ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours
May 25, 2022

The Sisters of Bon Secours have traveled from all over the world to begin their Mid-term Assembly at the Retreat & Conference Center today. It's always such a privilege to welcome them home! It is a time for the international congregation to gather for discussion about their mission focus, long term plans and to simply enjoy being in community together. Their theme is “Nurturing the Fire of our Original Call" and each day has a ... Continue reading...

flower bud
Feb 27, 2022

Who We Really Are May our eyes remain open even in the face of tragedy. May we not become disheartened. May we find in the dissolution of our apathy and denial, the cup of the broken heart. May we discover the gift of the fire burning in the inner chamber of our being — burning great and bright enough to transform any poison. May we offer the power of our sorrow to the service of something greater than ourselves. May our guilt not rise up to form yet another defensive wall. May ... Continue reading...

winter blessing
Feb 11, 2022

Today's blessing was shared by presenter Gordon Creamer during last week's Grief Retreat. During these long winter days, it is something we can likely all relate to and embrace. Let's take a few quiet moments, light a candle if you can, and pray these healing words. Blessing for Candlemas & Grief’s Winter Journey May our eyes remain open even in the face of tragedy. May we not become disheartened. May we find in the dissolution of our apathy and denial, the ... Continue reading...

be still meditation
Aug 20, 2021

As summer winds down, many are feeling the crunch of a more hectic pace again. The constant news of the continued pandemic is very stressful too. How can we hear God's voice within the noise? Let's take a few quiet moments to be still...to listen. "Be still and know that I am God."  ~Psalm 46:10 A Modern 23rd Psalm... The Lord is the shepherd of my thoughts; I shall not want for divine ideas. He makes me rest in the ... Continue reading...

hands, prayer, pray
Nov 11, 2020

Oftentimes when we're catching up with friends or family members, we hear that their hearts are heavy with all that is going on in the world. Sometimes it's difficult to find words of comfort when the pandemic is so stressful for everyone. Today, we offer this poetic prayer, a blessing, that you can share with others. May it offer care and comfort to those with whom you share it.   What is a blessing but a rain ... Continue reading...

Oct 9, 2020

Today's post is a prayer from Joyce Rupp, OSM. Do you know someone who is in need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing? Why not reach out to them with this beautiful prayer for healing? Just reading it may spark a bit of strength and faith that they need today. A Blessing for Healing May the ever-present love of family and friends sustain and support you, especially in those times when you feel alone and lonely. May you accept ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
Mar 31, 2020

Ginny Novak has been offering spiritual direction during our summer directed retreats for many years. She will be with us this summer for the July 19-25 directed retreat and you can learn more about her by clicking here. Ginny writes, "I read this poem by a favorite poet of mine, and it speaks to me of the time we're in." Beannacht ("Blessing") On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your ... Continue reading...