Lenten retreat
Apr 8, 2022

This retreat will gather the weekend of Palm (Passion) Sunday, which commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to enthusiastic reception. Less than a week later, he is left largely alone, betrayed and abandoned, to follow his Abba’s will for the outpouring of his life in self-gift for the world. Jesus shows us that the path of transformation usually embraces, in the words of Adrian van Kaam, "a from…through…to dynamic." We start at one point on the ... Continue reading...

labyrinth, meditate
Nov 6, 2021

This contemplative retreat day will focus on the essential and healing properties of gratitude in the spiritual life. We will explore varieties of gratitude practice that aid us in what Adrian van Kaam has named “Appreciative Abandonment to the Mystery of God.” Gratitude nurtures within us the disposition of awe, and supports us in finding meaning and purpose in times of both ease and challenge. The day will include several periods of silent centering prayer, ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Oct 19, 2021

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our openness, through receptive silence and restful surrender, to God’s action and healing grace. For our one-hour sessions, we will gather to pray together in silence, attentive ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Oct 12, 2021

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...

centering prayer, prayer group
Sep 28, 2021

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...

centering prayer, prayer group
Sep 21, 2021

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our openness, through receptive silence and restful surrender, to God’s action and healing grace. For our one-hour sessions, we will gather to pray together in silence, attentive ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
May 16, 2021

Are you familiar with contemplative, Christian meditation practices? If you're curious, but not sure when to begin, we've included a nice introduction video below that we discovered on YouTube. Many find that it's helpful to adopt a prayer practice like this within a group setting. Centering Prayer sessions have been held at our Center for over five years and many guests return week after week for this special time of spiritual growth. Throughout the pandemic, ... Continue reading...

Oct 21, 2020

Susan Boruff offers another reflection for our blog today. She speaks of the wisdom of the late Fr. Thomas Keating and how we can implement the silence and science of meditation into our daily lives. We've added a brief YouTube video about his life and prayer at the end of today's post. Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Please read along... Changes   By: Susan Boruff "Your relationship with God, others, yourself, and all creation keeps changing ... Continue reading...

Jul 4, 2020

In addition to serving as the Director of the Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, Amy Kulesa also leads some of our retreats at the Retreat & Conference Center. She oversees and often facilitates our weekly Centering Prayer sessions and this December she’ll be leading a Centering Prayer weekend retreat during the Advent season. You can click here to learn more about her. On our national Independence Day, I found this quote and thought it ... Continue reading...