angel workshop
Dec 3, 2021

Angel Messages, Meditations, Stories and Prayers How eager Angels are to communicate with us, to surround us with divine light! How present they are when people gather together to learn about the things of God and to pray! Come and enjoy an evening of being with the Angels during this Advent season. We will listen to their encouraging messages, enter into meditations to help us experience their loving presence, and share uplifting Angel stories. You will receive a ... Continue reading...

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...

Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours
Oct 6, 2021

Living Our Senior Years: Making the Most of this Chapter Are you in or approaching your senior years? Are you in or approaching retirement? During this retreat day, we will: Look at ways for appreciating and understanding this chapter of life. Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them. Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully. ... Continue reading...

women's wellness
Sep 23, 2021

Peace In the Middle of the Pieces So often people ask, "What tip will help me move forward through hard seasons in life?" But there is no magic wand answer to that question. The real question and conviction becomes, "Are you willing to do the work, break up the broken thoughts, stand firm in emotional upheaval, and get grounded in truth when it feels like life is in pieces?" It takes work, not wishing; and this ... Continue reading...

grief, grief retreat
Jun 12, 2021

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in the Pandemic 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 ways of expressing it. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic struck and grieving as we know has changed in innumerable ways. We are now ... Continue reading...

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...

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...

Jul 6, 2020

Do you know someone who has been infected by the COVID-19 virus or is suffering with another illness? Sometimes the words are hard to find when our heart aches with worry for loved ones. Today, we offer this prayer for healing and peace. Comfort your loved one by letting them know that you're praying for them too. Healing A Loved One Lord, You walked on the earth, understood the broken world, yet also rose from death into ... Continue reading...

Jun 12, 2020

A Sabbath Prayer We cannot merely pray to you, O God, to end war; For we know that You have made the world in a way that people must find their own path to peace within themselves and with their neighbors. We cannot merely pray to You, O God, to end starvation; For You have already given us the resources with which to feed the entire world, if we would only use them wisely. We cannot merely pray to You, ... Continue reading...