hands, prayer, pray
Nov 11, 2020

Oftentimes when we're catching up with friends or family members, we hear that their hearts are heavy with all that is going on in the world. Sometimes it's difficult to find words of comfort when the pandemic is so stressful for everyone. Today, we offer this poetic prayer, a blessing, that you can share with others. May it offer care and comfort to those with whom you share it.   What is a blessing but a rain ... Continue reading...

hands, baptism
Oct 11, 2020

After over six months of precautions and pressures from the pandemic, many of us are seeking a calming peace. We hope that you'll be able to pause for this prayer and meditation from the Catholic Health Association today, providing renewed strength and hope. For Peace in Anxiety ​During the Coronavirus Pandemic Loving God, we come to you full of anxiety about what may happen in the coming days and weeks. Shower us with the peace Jesus promised ... Continue reading...

patience, pray for patience
Jul 11, 2020

Have you lost patience with the pandemic? Fatigued with the restrictions our daily life carries right now? Everyone is craving some sense of normalcy after months of living in a world with conditions like no other. Take a few quiet moments today. Write down your worries. Write down the things that make you feel frustrated and impatient. Then, breathe and pray with us. Let go and let God give you strength. Prayers for Patience: Give Me ... Continue reading...

prayer for uncertainty
Jul 3, 2020

No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart. ~ Joyce Rupp During the pandemic and this difficult time of racial injustice, even the most positive people struggle. It's ok. Sometimes we just need to hear that it's ok. We can lay our feelings of being lost and confused at the feet of Jesus. Let's join together in this virtual ... Continue reading...

Jun 24, 2020

Today's post is by an upcoming presenter, spiritual author Mary DeTurris Poust. We're so excited to host her next summer for a weekend retreat. More details will be posted on our website soon. Mary shares a recent blog with us here... Spiritual truth is always right on time by Mary DeTurris Poust on June 13, 2020 For the past two months, I’ve been receiving emails and private messages from folks who read Rejoice and Be Glad, my book ... Continue reading...

God in all things
May 27, 2020

Today's post is another insightful reflection and meditation from retreat presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. We're so grateful for all of their submissions for our blog during this pandemic and look forward to being able to host them at the Center again soon. Let's take a few quiet moments to read this reflection by Susan and then watch the video at the end by Kathy. God In All Things By: Susan Boruff “We were born to manifest ... 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...

mindfulness
May 20, 2020

Dr. Heather Alexander is a local physician and is also trained in mindfulness practices. She has been offering retreats about mindfulness at our Center over the last few years. Heather has a passion for encouraging people to live well through being more present to the moments of their lives and living with more compassion. She sees this as her way of offering peace to our world that is so in need of healing. Heather will ... Continue reading...

hope
May 17, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another wonderful reflection for our blog today. He will be with us for our August Directed Retreat this summer and we're really looking forward to welcoming him back to the Center. If you'd like to learn more about this retreat or about Fr. Michael, please click here. Let's take a moment to quietly reflect on his important message about hope... Dear Friends, Recently I heard a priest say in a homily that there ... Continue reading...

sun through trees
May 15, 2020

Rev. Stephen Wade offers today's reflection. He has been a spiritual director during one of our summer directed retreat for many years. We look forward to welcoming Rev. Stephen back to the Center this August! Let's take a few quiet moments to read about his thoughts on prayer during this uncertain time. Prayer In the Time of COVID-19 Let’s face it. Prayer is tricky - when it is possible - in this time of COVID-19. My ... Continue reading...