scripture, Jesus
Jun 27, 2021

Our faithful blogger, Fr. Michael Schleupner, offers today's reflection which he offered as a homily last Sunday. Let's take a few moments to read his words that describe the setting so well, letting our mind wander into the scripture. Scripture reference: Job 38:1,8-11 The Lord answers Job's complaints. Psalm 107:23-24,25-26,28-29,30-31 A song of praise to God for rescue 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Those in Christ are a new creation. Mark 4:35-41 Jesus calms the storm. The Wind and the Waves The location of today’s gospel event is ... Continue reading...

Easter retreat
Apr 21, 2021

Today's reflection comes from Sr. Ji Choi, novice with the Sisters of Bon Secours. Sr. Ji is presenting a variety of retreats at the Center and her next retreat will be held on Friday, May 7. The retreat will focus around the Easter theme, "On the Road to Emmaus". You can learn more about the retreat by clicking here. Let's take a few quiet moments to read Sr. Ji's thoughts about recognizing Jesus' presence in ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
Apr 16, 2021

Today's reflection comes from the "Not Strictly Spiritual" blog of author and retreat presenter, Mary DeTurris Poust. Mary will be with us for a wonderful weekend retreat, June 25-27, presenting "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved". You can learn more about Mary and the retreat if you click here. Today, let's read her thoughts about the courageous example of Peter. Responding with heart means jumping in with trust I love how Peter tends to respond to Jesus with such ... Continue reading...

Jun 19, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers today's reflection as part of a series about spirituality. Let's take a few quiet moments to read his insights. Spirituality – 2 Dear Friends, The first core element of a spirituality may seem so obvious that we would not even have to say it. It is this: we need at least a basic faith about life, about God, and about some of the particulars relating to God and us. So, each Sunday at Mass, we offer ... Continue reading...

Jun 7, 2020

Today's reflection is from Fr. Michael Schleupner. He will be serving as a spiritual director this August during our Directed Retreat. If you'd like to learn more about Fr. Michael or the retreat, please click here. He offered this reflection last Sunday for Pentecost and it speaks to the compassion that our world needs so much right now. Please prayerfully reflect with us. The Feast of Pentecost  Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to ... Continue reading...

faith, faithfulness
May 19, 2020

Joanne Cahoon offers today's reflection. She has been a friend of the Center for many years and has offered the monthly "Quiet Mornings" mini-retreat for over five years. Joanne is a spiritual director and meets with guests at our Center and also serves on some of our sponsored directed retreats. We look forward to seeing Joanne at the Center again soon. Let's take a quiet moment to read her inspiration for the day. Saved by Faithfulness I ... Continue reading...

May 5, 2020

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. ... Continue reading...

Apr 29, 2020

In addition to presenting many creative contemplative retreats at our Center, Debra Donnelly-Barton is the Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual Development and she is also a Spiritual Director. Debra shared the reflection below from the blog on her site. You can click here to explore her website too. Peace Be with You When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had ... Continue reading...

Apr 9, 2020

Fr. Nicholas Amato, a frequent presenter at our Center for many years, was scheduled to guide our annual Triduum retreat along with Fr. Michael Schleupner. We're so disappointed to have to cancel, but glad that we can all be safe at home and read this poignant reflection by Fr. Nicholas today. Today, Holy Thursday, begins the most solemn time of the year, called the Sacred Triduum. Before the pandemic we would have gathered around the altar ... Continue reading...