show the way
Jan 15, 2021

Today's post comes from retreat presenter Susan Boruff and she writes about the shocking, hateful actions on the Capitol building last week. Susan shares a beautiful letter that she received, offering a way for us to come together in prayer. Let's take a moment to pray for our nation as we try to heal and move forward in peace. Show Me The Way Becoming “awake” involves seeing our confusion more clearly. ~Rumi I woke up at 5am last ... Continue reading...

Bon Secours, welcome
Jan 1, 2021

It's the first day of the New Year. Happy 2021! Today's post comes from the Director of the Retreat & Conference Center, Kevin Cassidy. He reflects on 2020, a very different year than we expected, and focuses on the gratitude that we all share for our friends of the Center! What are you grateful for as you begin the new year? Happy New Year! Is it “happy” because we are so glad that 2020 is behind ... Continue reading...

Prayer, retreat day for New Year's Eve.
Dec 30, 2020

Our last post of the year comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events at the Center. Let's read her perspective on a rosy (or yellow!) side of 2020. In gratitude for 2020 "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." ~Col. 3:15 My 10-year-old and I were shopping at Target a few weeks ago. We wandered into the junior's clothing section, an ... Continue reading...

Advent candles, 4th week of advent
Dec 20, 2020

Our dear friend, Fr. Michael Schleupner, offers another poignant message today. We recommend reading the reflection and then googling this statue that Fr. Mike refers to (images are copyrighted so they cannot be used on our blog). As we reflect and prepare for Christmas in just a few days, how are you listening, speaking and working? How are you doing this during the pandemic? John the Prophet In the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, there is ... Continue reading...

hope, candle
Dec 16, 2020

Today's post comes from Mary DeTurris Poust who will be presenting a wonderful weekend retreat at our Center next summer. Click here to read more. Today, Mary shares about a wonderful gift that we can give ourselves this Advent. Commit to spiritual self-care this Advent by Mary DeTurris Poust  Advent in our modern world has long been behind the cultural eight ball. It’s a season of waiting in a world of instant gratification, a season of quiet ... Continue reading...

blog, news from scripture
Dec 13, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner, friend of our Center and frequent retreat presenter, shares about the best kind of breaking news on our blog today. Let's take a few quiet moments to read his reflection... Breaking News Today, when we watch the news on TV, we often see the words Breaking News. Breaking News appears when a story is new. It is intended to grab our attention. For example, a few weeks ago, we saw Breaking News when an American ... Continue reading...

Bible on altar
Dec 11, 2020

During the pandemic, when we are bombarded with news of climbing COVID rates, it's difficult not to feel afraid. When we leave our homes, we even have to wear a visible sign of this caution - our face masks. It's easy to become overwhelmed with anxiety this year. So, today we thought it would be good to go back to the basics of our faith. Please take a few quiet moments and prayerfully read some ... Continue reading...

journey, advent journey
Dec 4, 2020

Today's reflection comes from Amy Kulesa, Director of the Bon Secours Associates and a frequent retreat presenter at the Center. Amy is leading a contemplative Advent weekend retreat that begins today so we thought it was perfect timing to share this! She'll also be leading "The Healing Power of Purpose" day retreat on January 2. Click here to learn more. Now, let's take a quiet moment to read this beautiful Advent reflection that Amy shared. A ... Continue reading...

apples
Nov 29, 2020

Fr. Michael concludes his series on Pope Francis today with great insight into this culture of care. Maybe there is one suggestion of providence that you can apply from this message. As we watch the season change and reflect on this time of thanksgiving, let us care for creation in a special, meaningful way. Pope Francis - 5 Dear Friends, In his encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls us to a ... Continue reading...

weekly blog
Nov 22, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleuper offers another reflection in his series about Pope Francis. Are you familiar with Laudato Si? Fr. Michael shares his thoughts on this letter and and easy way for us to apply these insights to our daily lives. Pope Francis - 4 Dear Friends, In 2015, Pope Francis wrote an encyclical on the earth, our environment – the first encyclical ever written on this topic. (By the way, an encyclical is a long letter that popes ... Continue reading...