Father Nicholas Amato
Dec 1, 2021

Advent: Heaven's Descent, Our Ascent We look up to the heavens and wonder, “How will I ever get there?” To try to answer that question we’d most likely admit, “By doing good works, of course.” However, if getting there is based on things we do then the source of our salvation is ourselves and we wouldn’t need salvation to begin with. You have to ask the difficult question, “How can the answer come from the one ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Oct 9, 2021

When we look at the life of Jesus, we quickly discover that he remained at peace under pressure. He was never in a hurry. He was always at ease. He had a calmness about his life that enabled him to handle enormous amounts of stress. How did he do this so successfully? The answer can be stated simply: he based his life on sound principles of stress management. If we understand and apply the very principles ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
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 ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
Apr 16, 2021

Today's reflection comes from the "Not Strictly Spiritual" blog of author and retreat presenter, Mary DeTurris Poust. Mary will be with us for a wonderful weekend retreat, June 25-27, presenting "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved". You can learn more about Mary and the retreat if you click here. Today, let's read her thoughts about the courageous example of Peter. Responding with heart means jumping in with trust I love how Peter tends to respond to Jesus with such ... Continue reading...

Jun 24, 2020

Today's post is by an upcoming presenter, spiritual author Mary DeTurris Poust. We're so excited to host her next summer for a weekend retreat. More details will be posted on our website soon. Mary shares a recent blog with us here... Spiritual truth is always right on time by Mary DeTurris Poust on June 13, 2020 For the past two months, I’ve been receiving emails and private messages from folks who read Rejoice and Be Glad, my book ... Continue reading...

May 5, 2020

We are thrilled to be able to host author Mary DeTurris Poust at our Center for a special weekend retreat next summer! (The retreat will be posted on our website soon.) A gifted writer, Mary offers eloquent spiritual inspiration and shares her recent blog post with us today. To learn more about her and read other posts on her blog, click here. Pausing Fear, Choosing Joy The past month has been a dance of gratitude and fear. ... Continue reading...

Apr 28, 2020

Paulist Father Thomas Ryan brings insight to our blog today. Fr. Tom will be presenting a weekend retreat for us this July entitled, "Spiritual Freedom". You can click here to read more about the retreat and about Fr. Tom's experience, which includes a long ministry of international presentations and authoring many books. Let's quiet ourselves and read this reflection... Holistic Spirituality When I was growing up, the geography of spirituality was the interior life, the "life of ... Continue reading...