chuches closed during pandemic
Nov 8, 2020

Today's blog features Fr. Michael Schleupner's continuation of the Pope Francis series. Although many of us cannot gather in our churches right now, we hope that you feel the community of believers around you and maybe you can even reach out to members of your community today. Pope Francis - 2     Dear Friends, Pope Francis emphasizes faith as a “personal encounter with Jesus Christ.” He is also very clear that this encounter is made possible through the ... Continue reading...

desert
Sep 2, 2020

Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and frequent retreat presenter at our Center, shares the following reflection about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Coincidentally, we just added a special retreat about Teilhard to our calendar for next summer too. We're looking forward to having Sr. Kathleen Duffy with us next July when we presents, "Dawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle" which is based around her latest book Teilhard’s Struggle: ... Continue reading...

communion
Jun 21, 2020

We are so grateful for all of Fr. Michael Schleupner's contributions to our blog. Fr. Michael will be with us for our August Directed Retreat and we look forward to seeing him! Many of us are missing our time at church and receiving communion. While we wait for the day when those doors open again, let's contemplate what it will mean to us. Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ The food that Jesus gave ... Continue reading...

May 22, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner will be serving as a spiritual director this August during our Directed Retreat. If you'd like to learn more about him or the retreat, please click here. He offered this reflection on Sunday, for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. A Comfort for Loneliness Gospel: John 14:15-21 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. ... Continue reading...

Bon Secours Chapel
Apr 7, 2020

A friend of our Center responded to one of last week's blog posts with this poem by her friend, Catherine Coundjeris. Catherine wanted to share her poem with our community too. Our lives certainly changed just a few weeks ago, during the month of March. Catherine writes this poem about one of those major changes to our lives, the inability to gather in our churches and chapels for Mass. After you read it, please share ... Continue reading...

Mar 29, 2020

Jim Devine volunteers in our Chapel to assist with Mass and communion services. We're so grateful for the gift of service that Jim and his wife, Joanna, provide to the Center! Jim offers this reflection for today... I read this a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. It was written by St. Thomas More while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It seems very appropriate for our current state of ... Continue reading...

Bon Secours Blog
Mar 25, 2020

Annie Hisle has presented several grief retreats and recently presented at our March 4 Friends Day of Prayer too. Her theme was the poetry of Mary Oliver. The next time Annie will be presenting at our Center will be on December 5 for a grief retreat. You can learn more about the retreat and about Annie by clicking here. While reflecting on the state of our world right now, Annie wrote the following poem.   This has ... Continue reading...