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...

Jul 6, 2020

Do you know someone who has been infected by the COVID-19 virus or is suffering with another illness? Sometimes the words are hard to find when our heart aches with worry for loved ones. Today, we offer this prayer for healing and peace. Comfort your loved one by letting them know that you're praying for them too. Healing A Loved One Lord, You walked on the earth, understood the broken world, yet also rose from death into ... Continue reading...

May 23, 2020

Maybe during the quiet of today, you're finding yourself drawn to prayer during this uncertain time. Sometimes we can feel so overwhelmed though that we may be at a loss for words. The following prayer can help you get started. Litany of Solidarity and Hope During a Pandemic For those who are sick. For those with chronic illnesses and underlying health concerns. For all those who are suffering. For those who are lonely. For those who have no one to check ... Continue reading...

May 6, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner came across this special prayer and shares it with us today. It is certainly something that will resonate with many of us. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Michael back to the Center for our August Directed Retreat late this summer. Let's take a quiet moment now to pray together... Prayer for a Pandemic  “May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most ... Continue reading...

Apr 1, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another reflection for our blog. This is focused on John 11: 1-45 for the fifth Sunday of Lent. To learn more about Fr. Michael, click here for information about his next retreat with us. Grief – faith – hope These three words capture one of the core messages of todays’ long, but very human and beautiful gospel story. Jesus restores to life a man named Lazarus. Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha were ... Continue reading...

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Mar 31, 2020

Ginny Novak has been offering spiritual direction during our summer directed retreats for many years. She will be with us this summer for the July 19-25 directed retreat and you can learn more about her by clicking here. Ginny writes, "I read this poem by a favorite poet of mine, and it speaks to me of the time we're in." Beannacht ("Blessing") On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your ... Continue reading...

Mar 26, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner has led several retreats at our Center. He and Fr. Nicholas Amato were to lead our annual Triduum retreat and Holy Week liturgies next month. We're so disappointed to have to cancel it, due to the pandemic. We do look forward to welcoming Fr. Michael back for our August 16-22 Directed Retreat though. If you'd like to learn more about it and more about Fr. Michael, please click here. In the meantime, ... Continue reading...

Mar 24, 2020

Rev. Stephen Wade has been serving as a spiritual director during one of our summer week-long directed retreats for many years. He looks forward to his time at the Center this August 16-22 and he'll also be speaking at our 2021 Valentine's event. Rev. Stephen offers the following prayer by Pope Francis to the Bon Secours community with hope and thanksgiving. We thought it was very fitting to include as our first post. Pray with us...   “Tonight before ... Continue reading...