Anti-racism training
Aug 11, 2022

In Solidarity – Anti-Racism Retreat • Why is there such misunderstanding and mistrust between black & white folks in this country? • Didn’t the election of President Obama prove that racism is no longer a significant problem? • Is racism really the issue? Isn’t it more of an economic issue? • What can I as an individual do to promote racial justice? • What if I say and do the wrong thing? • Do I have white privilege? Working in Solidarity with ... Continue reading...

mindfulness, meditation
May 10, 2022

AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS!!!! MEDITATION PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL WELL---BEING The late Anthony deMello, a Jesuit priest from India who died at age 52, introduced meditation techniques to the Western world that has helped many people to develop deeper awareness, greater joy and inner peace. These simple yet profound meditation practices have enabled individuals to slow down, breathe more deeply, and experience God's loving presence. Come and learn about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and experience meditation practices that ... Continue reading...

Healing with Dreams and Prayer
May 10, 2022

This option includes dinner and the evening program on Tuesday, May 10 and overnight accommodations. It also includes breakfast, lunch and the day program on Wednesday, May 11. Check-in on Tuesday begins at 3pm. Tuesday, May 10 Program, 6:30-8:30pm: AWARENESS, AWARENESS, AWARENESS!!!! MEDITATION PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL WELL—BEING The late Anthony deMello, a Jesuit priest from India who died at age 52, introduced meditation techniques to the Western world that has helped many people to develop deeper awareness, greater joy ... Continue reading...

Bible on altar
May 4, 2022

An Encounter of Intimacy: Perspectives on Biblical Examples In this retreat, from biblical perspective, we will explore various ways in which we can learn, develop, and experience an intimate encounter with God. Growing in spiritual intimacy with God is the goal of every Christian. There are countless biblical figures and examples that remind us of this truth. In his letter to the Colossians, St. Paul urges them to continue live fully in Christ: “Therefore, as you ... Continue reading...

summer sunset
Mar 5, 2022

Drawing from St. Ignatius of Loyola's Spiritual Exercises, our day will be focused on his Daily Examen and Guidelines for Eating. We'll explore the connection between spirituality and health, and how making consistent small changes can lead to lasting benefits to our overall health. This retreat day is guided by Paul Gallagher. Lunch is included. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith formation leader in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and also serves as a Regional Sales Manager ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Jan 18, 2022

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our openness, through receptive silence and restful surrender, to God’s action and healing grace. For our one-hour sessions, we will gather to pray together in silence, attentive ... Continue reading...

Jesus love
Nov 7, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner shared the following homily last Sunday and it's a wonderful example of the Gospel lesson. Let's read about a hero from history and Jesus' lesson of love. Gospel Reading: Mark 12:28b-34 Doing What God Demanded In the 1820s, a woman named Harriet Tubman was born here in Maryland. She was born into an enslaved family, and she herself was a slave. But, she became a hero. Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery and then helped many others ... Continue reading...

interfaith lesson
Oct 3, 2021

Today's blog features a homily given by Fr. Michael Schleupner a few weeks ago, but it's a timeless lesson for us all about having an open mindset and being inclusive. Let's open our hearts as we read about a lesson from the Gospels and how it ties into our modern world today. Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 Hopkins Buildings One day several years ago, I was leaving Johns Hopkins Hospital after visiting a person who had major cardiac surgery. Something at ... Continue reading...

Sep 1, 2021

Today we share this beautiful prayer as many are beginning, or are getting ready to begin, a new school year. With the uncertainties of the pandemic, the stress on teachers, staff, parents and students is certainly heightened. Let's pray that all will feel the arms of Jesus around them during this time of transition. Let us pray that they will be able to let the anxiety go, sensing the peace that only the Spirit can ... Continue reading...

cross, love
Aug 22, 2021

Today's post comes from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Mike offers mass regularly at our Center and just finished serving as a spiritual director during our August Directed Retreat. We're so grateful for him! Today he reminds us to keep God's love at the forefront of our lives. Hatred versus Love? Dear Friends, At Jesus’ baptism and again at his Transfiguration, the voice of God from the heavens declares: “This is my beloved Son.” I believe that God speaks these ... Continue reading...