COVID

August 21, 2020

Pray. Pause. Breathe. Heal.

Today's post comes from the Catholic Health Association of the United States. You can click here to read more about their important organization. Let's take a moment to reflect on the prayer below and then watch a short meditation video. Pray. Pause. Breath. Heal. Prayer for a Pandemic, by Cameron Bellm May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the…

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August 16, 2020

Let Your Light Shine

As we deal with effects of the pandemic, effects that we never anticipated would endure so long, the world around us can feel very heavy. If you're feeling weighed down by everything today, we hope that this prayer will remind you to lean on the Light. Let this Presence scatter the darkness...   Let Your Light Shine As the sun rises, Lord, Let your light shine on me. Destroy the darkness about me, Scatter the darkness before me, Disperse the…

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July 11, 2020

Prayers for Patience: Give Me Strength

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 Strength “But those who…

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July 10, 2020

God is Close

Today's post comes from the Catholic Health Association's website and reminds us that God is in the whispers of this trying pandemic. Read the text below and watch the video that follows. If you have someone else in your home, why not invite them to take turns reading this aloud with you and then watch the video together? We hope that this brings peace to your day. God is Close: A Reminder in the Midst of Global Pandemic Leader As…

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June 24, 2020

Spiritual Truth Is Always Right on Time

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 of daily…

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June 13, 2020

Spirituality

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers today's reflection about spirituality. Let’s take a quiet moment to read Fr. Michael's insights. Dear Friends, I have decided to do a few posts on the topic of spirituality. In Catholicism and much of Christianity, and, I think, in other faith traditions also, this has become a major focus over the past fifty years. And it should be! Why? Because we all have a spirituality, whether we know it or not. What is spirituality? The place…

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journey, meditation, prayer
May 31, 2020

Promise Fulfilled

Sr. Bernie Claps is the Formation Director for the Sisters of Bon Secours and she also provides spiritual companionship and direction for many of the Retreat and Conference Center guests. Sr. Bernie shares this reflection as we prepare our hearts for Pentecost. Promise Fulfilled “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate who will never leave you.” John 14:16 This promise made by Jesus to His deciples and to us was that He would send us…

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May 1, 2020

Hand Washing Blessings

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 timed their carefully choreographed…

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