spiritual director, spiritual direction, retreat center
Oct 10, 2021

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: - To have an understanding of the spiritual life, its breadth, depth, and language, in order to understand the context of spiritual direction ministry. - To examine and ... Continue reading...

mindfulness, weekend retreat, Bon Secours
Jun 4, 2021

We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information ... Continue reading...

Carrie Newcomer concert
Apr 30, 2021

Check-in for this event starts at 3pm and then includes dinner on Friday, followed by the concert with Carrie Newcomer. Overnight lodging is included, as well as breakfast the next day. After breakfast on Saturday, Carrie will present a morning retreat and then lunch will end the day. This overnight retreat is only offered in this concert/lodging/retreat package and to a limited number of guests, so register soon! There is another registration option for the ... Continue reading...

Healing with Dreams and Prayer
Apr 21, 2021

Dreams and Inner Healing: The Healing Power of Dreamwork and Prayer Dreams are a language of the heart, a way that our deeper self speaks to us.  They are a language of symbols and metaphors that help us to understand what lies beneath our fears and inner struggles.  Every dream is an attempt of our unconscious to center us, balance us, and heal us.  Dreams expand our capacity to experience God and our true self.    During ... Continue reading...

prayer
Apr 20, 2021

The Healing Power of Prayer: Calling on our Divine Physician Numerous scientific and medical studies are proving the beneficial effects of prayer, faith, and spirituality for healing body, mind and spirit.  In fact, the medical field is discovering that prayer for healing is as effective as traditional medical treatments. Come and experience how prayer, spiritual practices, and calling on our Divine Physician can positively affect our physical health and total well-being. In addition to exploring helpful information, we ... Continue reading...

Franciscan, Thomas Merton, Father Daniel Horan
Mar 5, 2021

This weekend retreat focuses on the spiritual wisdom of the Franciscan tradition. We will explore the insights of Francis and Clare of Assisi, Bonaventure, and Angela of Foligno, among other Franciscans, each of whom provides us with resources for renewal and prayer during this season of Lent. The retreat will feature presentations, group discussions and time for personal reflection. Fr. Dan will also celebrate Mass on Saturday and Sunday. Although we recommend the overnight option for ... Continue reading...

grief group
Feb 6, 2021

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”  ~ Rumi The concept of grieving the loss of a loved one as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique.  Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ... Continue reading...

Lenten, Lent, retreat
Jan 22, 2021

“Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart,” a weekend retreat for women, is an invitation to pay attention to how a New Year is calling you to respond to the questions, desires, and inspirations arising from within. In addition to heart-opening conversations we will use poetry, prayer, music, silence, movement, journaling, and other contemplative practices to learn more about our relationship to God, to ourselves, and to the world around us. All that you need to ... Continue reading...

Sep 30, 2020

Today's post is shared by upcoming presenter Sr. Chris Koellhoffer, IHM. We are excited to be able to host her in 2022 for a Lenten retreat. Her blog 'Mining the Now: Uncovering the Sacred in the Dailiness of Life' features many inspiring reflections from nature like this. As the seasons are changing and we're noticing God's brushstrokes in the fall colors we thought you would enjoy reading this reflection about lessons from nature. The Expectations of ... Continue reading...

pond, reflection time, peaceful
Sep 23, 2020

The season is changing here at the Retreat & Conference Center. We have all appreciated the brisk mornings and cooler evenings as summer says goodbye. The fall leaves will display their glorious transformation very soon! It's a favorite season for all on our campus. Let's take a quiet moment in gratitude for the beauty of autumn. Golden Leaves We see signs of summer's passing in golden leaves, shortening days, misty mornings, autumn glow. We sense its passing in rain ... Continue reading...