Advent retreat
Dec 8, 2022

“The Lord will come and he will not delay.” (Cf. Habakkuk 2:3) Advent is about waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus; commemorating his birth and first coming and also anticipating the second coming of Christ. But our Christian faith tells us that God is with us, already and still. This holy season also invites us to encounter God in the present, in the day-to-day of our lives. Set aside some personal time for this ... Continue reading...

St. Ignatius
Nov 10, 2022

Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God? Join us as we explore the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Our retreat will explore some of the key aspects of the spirituality which flowed out of the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who was declared the Patron Saint of retreats by Pope Pius XI in 1922. This retreat will introduce participants to Ignatian methods of prayer, such as ... Continue reading...

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...

Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours
Nov 2, 2022

Surprising God, we thank you! Have you ever thought about God as a God of surprises? Come and learn about those in Scripture who were surprised by God. Reflect on how God has surprised you in life. With grateful hearts, together let us give thanks to the God of surprises. Please bring your life stories about the God of surprises, your Bible and a journal. Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first ... Continue reading...

Saints, Friends Day
Oct 5, 2022

Relying on the Communion of Saints All of us need a little bit of help in life, right? So, have you been in touch with any of the “saints” in recent days? We will spend the day looking at the formal process of sainthood in the Catholic Church, as well as going deeper into the lives of several saints and how they can relate to us and with us. Guided by Fr. Harry Geib, he will ... Continue reading...

labyrinth, prayer life, labyrinth retreat
Sep 10, 2022

We are all making decisions everyday. Some are small and others much larger, but all are important. We'll spend our day looking at St. Ignatius's time-tested and practical approach to making good decisions in all areas of our lives.  The retreat will include presentations, group discussion and personal reflection time. Lunch is included. Guided by Paul Gallagher. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith formation leader in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and also serves as a ... 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...

Courage retreat
Aug 27, 2022

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. ~Aristotle Living an authentic life and being a person of integrity takes courage. We need it for the smallest acts of truth telling and the biggest commitments. Through reflection and prayer, we’ll look closely at this first of human qualities. We will explore what it means and name our own people of courage. These processes will guide us in uncovering the ... Continue reading...

spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
Jun 12, 2022

Our June directed retreat consists of six days of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer. You may also review the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
May 24, 2022

Held in person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2pm and on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-8pm. For these in-person sessions, registration is required and preferred in advance. If you have not registered in advance, please arrive early so that you can register at our Welcome Center. (Virtual Zoom sessions will be the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month from 1-2pm. Register by emailing facilitator Amy Kulesa at Amy_Kulesa@bshsi.org.) Centering Prayer is a form ... Continue reading...