spring, prayer, poetry
May 13, 2022

Today's inspiration comes from famous poets who eloquently express our gratitude for spring. We hope that you have a beautiful view of spring today as you read these poems. Say a prayer of thanks for the sun, the rain, the flowers, the breeze, the light. Share about it with us in the comments. For Flowers That Bloom For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For ... Continue reading...

Easter, resurrection
Apr 20, 2022

The Savior who died in our stead, now has risen from the dead, The Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from that grave to New Life, Those who saw Him could rejoice, praising God with one voice, In light that He now has risen, Eternal Life to us, God has given. Christ, who died for all man’s sin, now in power can reign within, In every Believer, in their heart, once residing, He will not depart, New Life, He gives to you ... Continue reading...

Good Friday, Coronavirus Good Friday
Apr 15, 2022

The famous poet, Robert Frost, once wrote, “A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” On this solemn Good Friday, we gravitate to the words of poets and songwriters to express our journey. May you be touched by these words and feel the Spirit around you as we await the resurrection. At the Cross I wait, And time ticks past. I gaze, Made silent by the sight. I watch, As soldiers meticulously move Executing ... Continue reading...

finding God in the mess
Apr 6, 2022

Now that activities have resumed, are you finding that your calendar feels too full? Are you stressed from feeling pulled into too many directions with endless 'to-do' lists? Today's post offers reflections from the gifted Joyce Rupp that may help you to relish a few quiet moments in contemplation, especially as we approach Holy Week. So, let's sit in a comfortable position, let's breathe in and out, in and out, and pray to be able ... Continue reading...

Poetry, Women's History Month
Mar 18, 2022

We are continuing our series for Women's History Month and International Women's Day today. Let's learn more about the incredible achievements of Dr. Rebecca Cole and meditate on the creative words of Sarojini Naidu. Rebecca Cole graduated from medical school and became a physician in 1867. She was not only a pioneer for becoming a doctor as an African American woman at that time, but also a public health advocate and hygiene reformer in the US. ... Continue reading...

beautiful scenery
Jan 21, 2022

It's easy to focus on the cold and barren setting of winter, but there is so much beauty in the season too. Let's take a few moments to meditate on some of the wonders of this quiet season and connect with our Creator. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0l-k-LyQB8 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...

letting go
Nov 26, 2021

The last of the beautiful fall leaves seem to be falling from the trees around us. Poets often reflect that the leaves are not simply falling, but letting go, using it as a metaphor for many lessons in our lives. As we near the end of the month of November and begin to prepare for the season of Advent, let's take a quiet moment to reflect on letting go with this beautiful poem by Nelson ... Continue reading...

blessings. blessings video
Nov 19, 2021

Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates, presented a retreat recently around a gratitude theme. She shared a few inspiring videos with these guests and we thought that you would enjoy this one. This video is a reminder that even if we are burdened, life gives us so much to be grateful for...gifts from the only Source of all our blessings. May this video resonate with you as you pray with us, ... Continue reading...

Nov 17, 2021

Today's post comes from our Retreats & Events Manager, Jen Murphy. Let's read her reflection about perspective and take a moment to pray for those who are hungry all around the world. Perspective After the weekly grocery store trip for my family of four (the 5th is currently away at college) I came home and complained to my husband about the lack of stock and variety on the shelves, as well as the rising prices. My kids ... Continue reading...