Apr 1, 2022

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...

love, healing
Dec 4, 2021

Love is the Greatest Healer! Scientific studies are proving the healing power of love! A compassionate, caring presence to another fosters physical cures, psychological healing and spiritual well-being. As the song from Broadway expresses beautifully: “Love Changes Everything!” During this experiential program we will: • reflect on how love is a state of being • reflect on ways the human and divine love heals body, mind and spirit • ponder the qualities and empowering effects of God’s abundant love • ponder ... Continue reading...

cross, love
Aug 22, 2021

Today's post comes from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Mike offers mass regularly at our Center and just finished serving as a spiritual director during our August Directed Retreat. We're so grateful for him! Today he reminds us to keep God's love at the forefront of our lives. Hatred versus Love? Dear Friends, At Jesus’ baptism and again at his Transfiguration, the voice of God from the heavens declares: “This is my beloved Son.” I believe that God speaks these ... 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...

Oct 9, 2020

Today's post is a prayer from Joyce Rupp, OSM. Do you know someone who is in need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing? Why not reach out to them with this beautiful prayer for healing? Just reading it may spark a bit of strength and faith that they need today. A Blessing for Healing May the ever-present love of family and friends sustain and support you, especially in those times when you feel alone and lonely. May you accept ... Continue reading...

peace garden, prayer
Jun 26, 2020

Many of us have heavy hearts during this time of great uncertainty. Let's take a moment to lift up this prayer together. May you feel God's presence today and always. Overcoming Life's Hardships O Lord, we call upon You in our time of sorrow, that You give us the strength and will to bear our heavy burdens, until we can again feel the warmth and love of Your divine compassion. Be mindful of us and have mercy ... Continue reading...

heart, labyrinth
Jun 14, 2020

Today, we share the most recent "The Pope Video". Let us prayerfully consider this message from Pope Francis and offer compassion to the world, especially during this uncertain time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMpy05pccM&feature=emb_title   Continue reading...

Jun 3, 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. Let's read Amy's thoughts about the quarantine and what we all ... Continue reading...

sillouette hands
May 12, 2020

Today's reflection is from Rose Kurtz, the Manager of Guest Services at the Center. Normally, Rose can be seen around our Welcome Center or in her office, assisting guests with all of their needs. She can't wait to be able to welcome everyone back to the Center soon! Let's take a moment to quiet ourselves and pray with her... During this time of social distancing and pretty much any time, I hold the words of St. ... Continue reading...

washing hands, song, blog
May 1, 2020

Mickey Reed provides today's inspiring reflection. She is a trained facilitator of Joyce Rupp’s Boundless Compassion program and will be presenting a Boundless Compassion retreat at our Center this fall. You can click here to read more about it and to learn about Mickey too. Hand Washing Blessings Scrolling through my Facebook feed, I was struck by both the beautiful harmony and the bittersweet humor of four Episcopalian acolytes singing the traditional Anglican doxology as they ... Continue reading...