Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center

October 14, 2022

Sacred Earth Sacred Soul

‘To be made of God is to be made of sacred imagination. It is to have the capacity to dream our way into new beginnings, in our lives and in our world.’ ‘In Celtic wisdom the sacred is as present on earth as it is in heaven, as immanent as it is transcendent, as human as it is divine, as physical as it is spiritual.’  ~Dr. John Philip Newell, Sacred Earth Sacred Soul Join us for a weekend retreat focused…

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John Philip Newell
September 22, 2022

Women’s Wellness Retreat – Early Arrival Option

Discover Your Strengths ~ Your Unique Gifts from God You are a unique, strong, resilient woman who has been given special talents from your Creator. Yet, you are human, which means you (and the rest of us) experience doubt, stress, and fear. On the surface, being strong may look like ‘having it all together’. But that’s not the case; it means being connected to an inner source of strength that guides us. Managing stress and doubt begins with understanding yourself,…

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Carol deLaski, women, day retreat
July 15, 2022

Holy Listening…

Many of our guests return to the Center each summer for an annual silent retreat. We currently have 16 guests for our 8-Day Ignatian Retreat and another group of 21 guests will check in on Sunday for their Directed Retreat. There are individuals who are dedicated to this practice of setting aside a week each year to disconnect from their daily norm and to reconnect to what lies under the surface, tuning into God's voice by 'listening with the ear…

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butterfly
July 1, 2022

A Journey

Today's post is a homily that Fr. Michael Schleupner shared on Sunday and we think it's a perfect fit for our blog today. We're also looking forward to welcoming Fr. Michael back to the Center in a few weeks for our July Directed Retreat, where he will be personally leading a small group of retreat guests on their spiritual journey. Let's reflect on his insights from Scripture that can be applied in three steps within on our own journeys. A…

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Peace, goals
June 24, 2022

Be free

We are thrilled to welcome back spiritual author Paula D'Arcy, who has been leading a writing retreat at our Center this week. During this sold-out retreat, Paula is guiding our guests in writing, refining a tool to deepen their spirituality. So, today we reflect on a some of her words and invite you to continue this meditation by visiting the monthly reflection page on her website too. "How you approach something determines what you will see." "Truth has to fall…

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Paula D'Arcy
June 17, 2022

Waves of Prayer

Today's reflection is shared by Jen Murphy, Manager of Marketing & Events for the Bon Scours Retreat & Conference Center. Let's learn more about her favorite way to slow down and meditate in nature. Waves of Prayer Lord of the Seas, speak… to me. Flow heavens flow… over me. Wash words of God wash… in me. Lord of the Seas, speak… through me. ~Bill Gaultiere Summertime is a very special time for me because I am able to spend a…

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beach, shore
June 8, 2022

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Pentecost was celebrated on Sunday, the day that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and followers of Jesus Christ. May you feel the Spirit around you as we celebrate this incredible gift through prayer and song. A Prayer to the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, You are God. I praise you because you are holy, and I thank you for dwelling in my heart. Thank you for working in my life. You guided me into salvation, renewed…

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holy spirit
June 5, 2022

Be Still In My Presence

As we begin to enter the season of many week-long silent retreats at our Center, we are often asked about why guests are drawn these extended times of silence. It's a special week of deep listening and discernment with God. It centers our guests and allows them to reconnect more easily on a daily basis when they return home. These retreats are based around the many references of seeking the still, small voice of God in Scripture. The reflection below…

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Listen to God's voice
June 1, 2022

Fifty Years

Today's reflection is another by Fr. Michael Schleupner, which he shared last week as he celebrated his 50th jubilee! Let's read about how he tied together readings from the gospel for his role as a priest and how we can use this within our own communities. We look forward to seeing more of Fr. Michael when he's here for our July and August Directed Retreats, serving as a spiritual director. Please comment below to congratulate Fr. Michael on an amazing…

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Spirit, Holy Spirit, spirituality during pandemic
May 1, 2022

Spring Rejoices!

Happy Easter See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices; Fields and gardens hail the spring; Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices, While the wild birds build and sing. You, to whom your Maker granted Powers to those sweet birds unknown, Use the craft by God implanted; Use the reason not your own. Here, while heaven and earth rejoices, Each…

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spring, Easter