coronavirus

May 15, 2020

Prayer In the Time of COVID-19

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 own spiritual direction practice…

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May 13, 2020

Exactly As You Are

Today’s post is from frequent retreat presenters, Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. Let's take a moment to read this inspiring reflection that includes an important reminder from scripture, a short lesson on how to practice it and then a breathing meditation exercise at the end. Thank you for sharing, Susan and Kathy! Exactly As You Are “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against…

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May 8, 2020

When This Is Over

When this is over, may we never again take for granted; A handshake with a stranger, Full shelves at the store, Conversations with neighbors, A crowded theater, Friday night out, The taste of communion, A routine checkup, The school rush each morning, Coffee with a friend, The stadium roaring, Each deep breath! A boring Tuesday. Life itself. When this ends, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be, we were called to be,…

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May 5, 2020

Pausing Fear, Choosing Joy

We are thrilled to be able to host author Mary DeTurris Poust at our Center for a special weekend retreat next summer! (The retreat will be posted on our website soon.) A gifted writer, Mary offers eloquent spiritual inspiration and shares her recent blog post with us today. To learn more about her and read other posts on her blog, click here. Pausing Fear, Choosing Joy The past month has been a dance of gratitude and fear. Gratitude that, so…

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May 4, 2020

When I Get to Heaven

Linda Mastro provided another insightful reflection for our blog today. She is a retreat presenter at our Center and will be guiding, “Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart”, a women’s retreat next January. Click here to read more about the retreat. Thank you, Linda! When I Get to Heaven          I have many spiritual teachers and guides. Henri Nouwen, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Joyce Rupp, and Thomas Keating top the list. I recently added John Prine, the folk song writer…

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May 3, 2020

Living Through This

Fr. Michael Schleupner is a presenter at our Center and will be with us this summer for our August Directed Retreat. You can click here to learn more. He shares spiritual insights through weekly eNewsletters and graciously shares those with our audience too. Here, he reflects about recent thoughts from Pope Francis and how we can use lessons from scripture to recognize community members during the pandemic. Living Through This These were from an address which the Holy Father directed…

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April 30, 2020

Being Moved Beyond Where We Are

Fr. Phil Cover is a longtime friend of Bon Secours and has presented many retreats, as well as facilitated many group conferences at the Center. Fr. Phil will be with us this summer for a directed retreat and we look forward to seeing him then! Let's take a quiet moment to reflect on Fr. Phil's point of view during the pandemic... Being Moved Beyond Where We Are The Coronavirus pandemic has in many respects turned our world upside down and…

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April 25, 2020

The “Small Things” During a Pandemic

Psychologist, author and speaker Dr. Robert J. Wicks offers this insightful reflection today and provides really helpful information about monitoring our mental health during the pandemic. He will be presenting “Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Strengthening Your Inner Life In Challenging Times” at our Center on Saturday, November 14. You can click here to read more about this retreat and Dr. Wicks. The "Small Things" During a Pandemic There has been a great deal of coverage as to the…

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April 21, 2020

Hugging Like Never Before

Jen Murphy is the Manager of Retreats & Events at the Center and she offers our reflection today. As a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, she works with presenters to plan a schedule of retreats and events that are open to the public to attend. For a complete listing of programs available when the Center reopens, please click here. Hugging Like Never Before I’m a hugger. I feel fortunate to be able to hug and receive hugs…

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April 14, 2020

What Future Are We Creating?

Linda Mastro is a retreat presenter at our Center and will be guiding, "Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart", a women's retreat next January. Click here to read more about the retreat. Let's take a moment to read this reflection and to ponder the questions that Linda presents about our future during this uncertain time. What future are we creating? “The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to…

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