Father Nicholas Amato
Nov 5, 2022

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It’s a readiness to show appreciation for things received and to return kindness to the giver or to pass that kindness on to others. When you’re down, calling to mind things for which you’re grateful can have an almost magical power to lift you out of your doldrums. If you find yourself with little to be grateful for, be it your health, your lack of financial security, or ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Sep 7, 2022

Achieving Peace of Mind Peace of mind doesn’t come easy. Often we are not clear what is causing the waves of discontent or the feelings of uneasiness. Things just don’t seem to fit and we’re not sure why. What will bring peace is when we have a clear understanding of who we are, when we are able to name the responsibilities that we do have, develop a way to set our priorities, and confront our obstacles ... Continue reading...

Chris Kollhoffer
Sep 26, 2021

Book Recommendation: We are happy to have Sr. Chris Kollhoffer, IHM with us for a Lenten retreat next spring (click here to learn more). Sr. Chris is the author of Longing for the Endless Immensity and offered this excerpt for our blog today. If these themes and prayer practices interest you, we recommend purchasing the book to learn more and it will be available in our bookstore soon too. Longing for the Endless Immensity: Reflection and Prayer for Living ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
May 5, 2021

Mary DeTurris Poust, author and retreat presenter, will be with us for a special weekend retreat June 25-27. (Click here to learn more.) Although written a few years ago during Holy Week, the message below is still inspiring and relevant. After all, as imperfect human beings, grace is something we are always seeking, right? Finding grace, even in the shadow of the cross I’ve been in desperate need of some grace these days. So much so, that ... 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...