Dr. Robert Wicks, healing
Aug 21, 2021

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart ~ Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times ~ One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and spiritual approaches to maintaining a healthy perspective and enhancing resilience, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and author of Bounce: ... Continue reading...

Blessed Mother, Bible, scripture
Aug 14, 2021

St. Ignatius of Loyola had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and encouraged those who followed the "Ignatian Way" to do the same.  As we prepare for the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th, our retreat day will explore how we might deepen our own understanding of Mary and her maternal love for us. This retreat day is guided by Paul Gallagher. Lunch is included. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith ... Continue reading...

prayer, spiritual presenters, spiritual presentations
Jun 12, 2021

A Women's Day Retreat With such busy lives, we can often walk through our days on auto-pilot. Or we only operate from the roles that we have as mother, employee, wife, or daughter. In this workshop, participants are given the opportunity to slow down and spend time reconnecting with their authentic self. Time will be spent in discussions, self-reflection, and quiet time with the goal of finding a portion of the true self again. Guided by ... Continue reading...

mindfulness, weekend retreat, Bon Secours
Jun 4, 2021

We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information ... Continue reading...

morning, morning routine
May 22, 2021

Tap Into Your Miracle-It’s a New Day! How you wake up each day and your morning routine dramatically affects every single area of your life. By simply changing the way you wake up in the morning, you can transform any or every area of your life faster than you ever thought possible. Hal Elrod’s book “The Miracle Morning” illuminates six powerful personal development practices known as the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. Silence Affirmations Visualization Exercise Reading Scribing …Because Writing ... Continue reading...

Mary, Mother of God
May 5, 2021

Mary’s Magnificent Magnificat! This beautiful prayer, ascribed to Mary, is a clarion call to discipleship, contemplation and solidarity with those on the margins of society. In words and art, this prayer reflects Mary’s vulnerability, transparency and authenticity. It is as tender as it is passionate. What can it mean for our spirituality to pray it often and with intention? Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is ... Continue reading...

Paula D'Arcy, silent retreat, catholic retreat
Apr 7, 2021

This writer's retreat is designed for beginners, seasoned writers and those who simply want to better communicate through words. Our days together will include morning presentations about writing, fast writing exercises (prompts), the reading of those writings and dialogue. After lunch there will be three hours to complete a writing assignment, and have time for walking, rest, and personal reflection. In late afternoon we'll gather to continue writing exercises, reading of assignments and more question ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Mar 13, 2021

Our personal mission in life is to “Love God, love others and make disciples.” While this sounds like a set of “marching orders,” it is more about first, coming to understand how much God loves and delights in my being who I am, warts and all! Second, that that experience of being loved becomes the force or grace of God in me to love others as I have been loved. From our own experience we ... Continue reading...

Friends Day of Prayer, Lent
Mar 3, 2021

What is the most important aspect of your life? You might answer it is your spouse, your children, your parents, your ministry, or so on. But our Friends Day retreat would suggest that the most important aspect of your life is your relationship with Jesus Christ. And how is that relationship going for you? How much effort do you give to that relationship? Each Lenten season we hear the invitation from God to “Come back ... Continue reading...

St. Ignatius, Ignatian way
Feb 20, 2021

In his autobiography, St. Ignatius of Loyola called himself "the pilgrim." What do pilgrims do? They walk! Did you know that it's easy to add prayer to your exercise by Prayer Walking? Come join us as we introduce you to both prayer walking and to St. Ignatius' Rules for Eating, found in his Spiritual Exercises. Yes, Ignatius was offering eating tips 500 years ago! Bring a comfortable pair of shoes, and if you have any ... Continue reading...