mindfulness, weekend retreat, Bon Secours
Jun 4, 2021

We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information ... Continue reading...

centering, centering prayer, meditation
Dec 15, 2020

Virtual Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. We hope to move back to in-person sessions soon and we will then pick back up with our rotating day and evening schedule. 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 ... Continue reading...

centering, centering prayer, meditation
Nov 24, 2020

Virtual Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. We hope to move back to in-person sessions soon and we will then pick back up with our rotating day and evening schedule. 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 ... Continue reading...

blog, reflection
Nov 18, 2020

Today's post comes from retreat presenter, Susan Boruff.  Let's read about her lessons from scripture that encourage us to examine our hearts with compassion. Love in Action “Whatever arises, love that.” Matt Kahn Give yourself permission to spend some time with God. You might want to light a candle to remind you that God is in you and around you, the light of the world and the Light within us-Christ in you. St. Paul reminds us in Philippians 2:7 ... Continue reading...

prayer, meditation
Oct 28, 2020

Today we are highlighting a video from YouTube. It is a meditative video with soft music and reassuring scripture. After seven long months of the pandemic, many of us are weary and anxious. Our faith can ease this anxiety though. The Bible reminds us to turn our worries over to God in prayer. We hope that this video can provide some of the reassurance that you're seeking today. Let's take a deep breath...in...and out...and let ... Continue reading...

Aug 26, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton has graciously shared her Summer Meditations with our blog and today's post is the last in this series. Let's take a few moments to contemplatively read her reflection and then maybe take time to be outdoors, recognizing this deep sense of Presence. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations Earth's Wild Wisdom The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is that I am not alone and unacknowledged. ... Continue reading...

vigil, prayer
Jul 24, 2020

Today's reflection is the third in a series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. Debra has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let's take a few quiet moments to read this reflection about nighttime vigils. What can we learn from a late-night session listening to God's voice? A Liturgy of the Living Earth, Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations, 2020 Vigils On my bed I remember you; I think ... Continue reading...

LCWR reflection
Jul 22, 2020

Today's reflection has been shared by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. Let's take a few moments to read, to listen and to pray. As we slowly move toward new ways of perceiving life, what wonders might we be taking for granted? Suggested Music: O Domine, O Christe – Margaret Rizza (click here) If the Moon Came Out Only Once a Month If the moon came out only once a month people would appreciate it more. They’d mark it in their ... Continue reading...

meditation about nature
Jul 18, 2020

Today's reflection is the second in a series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. She's walking us through many prayerful moments in nature. Let's breathe and read her blog... A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations, 2020 May the God of Gentleness be with you, caressing you with sunlight and rain and wind; may God’s tenderness shine through you to warm all who are hurt and lonely; may the blessing of gentleness be on you. Dear Ones, Today I walked ... Continue reading...

Breath prayer
Jul 16, 2020

Susan Boruff writes today's reflection and Kathy Anderson follows with a meditation video. Susan and Kathy frequently present retreats at our Center and we look forward to welcoming them back sometime soon. Let's take a few moments to quietly reflect on their thoughts. Let Us Breathe, Let Us Pray By: Susan Boruff And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 My nurse daughter Katherine, who lives in Washington DC, has been working ... Continue reading...