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...

Dr. Robert Wicks, healing
Aug 21, 2021

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart ~ Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times ~ One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and spiritual approaches to maintaining a healthy perspective and enhancing resilience, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and author of Bounce: ... Continue reading...

Dr. Robert Wicks, healing
Aug 20, 2021

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart ~ Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times ~ One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and spiritual approaches to maintaining a healthy perspective and enhancing resilience, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and author of Bounce: ... Continue reading...

reflection about desert
Aug 6, 2021

“The desert is the theater of the human struggle of searching for God.” ~ Jan Majernik The spiritual life at varying times beckons us to the desert. To the place where all that originally held esteem or took credit is stripped away and laid bare. To the sanctuary within that demands simplicity, solitude and surrender. Join us for an extended weekend in which we will explore the rich concepts of desert spirituality and its impactful message for ... Continue reading...

Jun 25, 2021

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved: Learning to See Ourselves Through God’s Eyes So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better, different, perfect. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? In this retreat, we will use Psalm 139 as a touchstone and will ... Continue reading...

prayer, spiritual presenters, spiritual presentations
Jun 12, 2021

A Women's Day Retreat With such busy lives, we can often walk through our days on auto-pilot. Or we only operate from the roles that we have as mother, employee, wife, or daughter. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to slow down and spend time reconnecting with their authentic self. Time will be spent in discussions, self-reflection, and quiet time with the goal of finding a portion of the true self again. Guided by ... 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...

Mary, Mother of God
May 5, 2021

Mary’s Magnificent Magnificat! This beautiful prayer, ascribed to Mary, is a clarion call to discipleship, contemplation and solidarity with those on the margins of society. In words and art, this prayer reflects Mary’s vulnerability, transparency and authenticity. It is as tender as it is passionate. What can it mean for our spirituality to pray it often and with intention? Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is ... 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...

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...