religions, interfaith
Oct 9, 2022

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This will be the 5th cohort of students within our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student's understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for ... Continue reading...

Peace, peace retreat
Jul 30, 2022

“Dreaming Your Dream of Peace” is a unique, engaging group process program, that explores and deepens participants’ personal understanding of peace. Through contemplation, group sharing, and examining questions, participants come to know their personal peace journey and consider the basic building blocks of personal and world peace. The program is also unique in that a component of the session allows participants to create a physical “vision” of peace, utilizing various supplied media (such as play ... 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...

love, love of God
Nov 27, 2020

Today's post comes from retreat presenter, Susan Boruff. She shares insight from scripture about focusing on the love of God, even during the darkness of the pandemic. We hope that this will inspire and reassure you today. Love Wins “Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.” ~Rumi If the battle between good and evil has already been won, why don’t we act like winners? Winners for love. If we can take the words ... Continue reading...

Oct 7, 2020

Today's post is shared by one of our retreat presenters, Susan Boruff. At this point in the pandemic, many of us are becoming more busy again as activities resume. Are you craving times of silence? Let's learn more about how solitude can improve many areas of our life. Silence By: Susan Boruff “The key to action that knows and cares for the other is to know and care for ourselves. Spending time in solitude is never selfish. It ... Continue reading...

blog, meditation, contemplation
Aug 5, 2020

Welcome back to our blog. Susan Boruff writes today's reflection and Kathy Anderson follows with a meditation video. Susan and Kathy frequently present retreats at our Center. Let's take a few moments to quietly reflect on their thoughts and to connect with God. As It Is In Heaven By: Susan Boruff “There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” ~Rumi Have you ever thought about the millions of people that gather every Sunday and pray together saying, ... Continue reading...

Jun 10, 2020

Today's post is another inspiring, spiritual reflection from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Let's take a quiet moment to contemplate God within us. Solemnity of the Holy Trinity  The Book of Genesis says that we are made “in God’s image and likeness.” Today, we honor God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. So, because we are made “in God’s image and likeness,” there must be signs or traces in us of God as Father, as Son, and as Holy Spirit. For starters, let’s ... Continue reading...

contemplate, workshop
Apr 18, 2020

Nancy Sylvester, IHM is the founder of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. She is Director of the program, Enter the Chaos: Engage the Differences to Make a Difference, which was presented by Sr. Nancy, Dr. Vernice Solimar and Sr. Margaret Galiardi at our Center in February. She will return next summer for another great workshop and information will be posted soon with details. Sr. Nancy offers today's reflection, sharing about our connections during ... Continue reading...