Sisters of Bon Secours, health
Jan 26, 2022

Our Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours. Monday marked their Foundation Day, the day when the first sisters took their vows on January 24, 1824 at the St. Sulpice Church in Paris, France. We are forever grateful for these 12 brave pioneers who formed the community that went on to share their ministry across the world. As we mark this special day, let's learn a little ... Continue reading...

Fr. Michael Schleupner
Jan 9, 2022

Today's post comes from favorite retreat presenter, Fr. Michael Schleupner. He shared the following as we reflect on the Epiphany this week. Fr. Michael, and three other spiritual directors, will be leading retreat guests on a silent directed retreat at our Center, beginning this Friday. Please keep them in prayer as you contemplate the "ripples" of prayer too. A Stone and Ripples Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen ... Continue reading...

advent, magi
Jan 5, 2022

Tomorrow we celebrate Epiphany, the day we commemorate the Magi visiting the infant Jesus. If you are seeking a way to celebrate this special day, why not register for our online Epiphany retreat? This retreat will be guided by Gordon Creamer, tomorrow evening from 6-8pm. Click here to learn more. For now, let's take a few quiet moments to contemplate the meaning of this encounter so long ago. Today the Magi gaze in deep wonder at ... Continue reading...

last week of Advent
Dec 19, 2021

On this last Sunday of Advent, we offer another important lesson from Fr. Michael Schleupner's 'Getting Ready' series. Although this was presented for the 3rd week of Advent, it can lead us right into today's focus on love as well. Let us know your thoughts as you reflect on the hope, peace, joy and love of the season. The week has arrived! Jesus is coming soon! Getting Ready - 3 Dear Friends, Last week I recommended that we ... Continue reading...

Fr. Michael Schleupner
Dec 12, 2021

Today's post features the next in an Advent series from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Can you take a few quiet moments today to sit with this lesson, a homily that Fr. Mike shared last week? Getting Ready - 2 Dear Friends, The purple vestments of Advent call us to welcome Jesus more fully into our lives. We are to receive him into every dimension of our being. This will be our spiritual way to prepare for Christmas. To respond ... Continue reading...

All Saints Day prayer
Oct 31, 2021

While today is marked by costumes and candy, tomorrow, November 1st, is All Saints Day. We recognize this day by honoring all saints, known and unknown. Do you have a favorite saint? Share with us! Please pray with us. Prayer for All Saints Day We give you thanks, O God, for all the saints who ever worshiped you Whether in brush arbors or cathedrals, Weathered wooden churches or crumbling cement meeting houses Where your name was lifted and adored. We give ... Continue reading...

prayer, pray for disturbance
Oct 20, 2021

Disturb us, O Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us, O Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the abundance of life when, having fallen in love with time, we have ceased to dream of eternity and in our efforts to build a new earth we have ... Continue reading...

Sep 19, 2021

Our faithful friend of the blog, Fr. Michael Schleupner, offered this homily a few weeks ago. It gives his personal reflection about his relationship with Jesus, providing a beautiful way to embrace our connection to Jesus too. Let's take a few quiet moments to prayerfully read and reflect on our own journeys with God. Who do you say that Jesus is? Mark 8:27-35 Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ, and Jesus teaches that those who would ... Continue reading...

Bible on altar
Aug 29, 2021

We were so happy to have Fr. Michael Schleupner with us last week as a spiritual director for our August Directed Retreat. He also celebrated Mass several times throughout that retreat. Today, we're sharing one of those homilies that offers a great reminder to all. Compare and Despair Gospel: Matthew 19:23-30 Today’s gospel is a good lesson about comparing ourselves to others. The workers in this vineyard who began working at dawn would have been okay if they ... Continue reading...

cross, love
Aug 22, 2021

Today's post comes from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Mike offers mass regularly at our Center and just finished serving as a spiritual director during our August Directed Retreat. We're so grateful for him! Today he reminds us to keep God's love at the forefront of our lives. Hatred versus Love? Dear Friends, At Jesus’ baptism and again at his Transfiguration, the voice of God from the heavens declares: “This is my beloved Son.” I believe that God speaks these ... Continue reading...