faith

January 20, 2023

Making All Things New

Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind, and spirit. This retreat is perfect for anyone who is ready to make some changes in their life, especially in the areas of prayer, diet and exercise. The New Year…

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sprout
September 22, 2022

Women’s Wellness Retreat – Early Arrival Option

Discover Your Strengths ~ Your Unique Gifts from God You are a unique, strong, resilient woman who has been given special talents from your Creator. Yet, you are human, which means you (and the rest of us) experience doubt, stress, and fear. On the surface, being strong may look like ‘having it all together’. But that’s not the case; it means being connected to an inner source of strength that guides us. Managing stress and doubt begins with understanding yourself,…

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Carol deLaski, women, day retreat
September 17, 2022

NEW: Faith & Creative Process Workshop

Explore the creative process with Christian artist Tara Mulder during her show of multi-media mosaics, “Poured Out,” on exhibit at the Center September 12-25, 2022. During this workshop, Tara will share her approach to creativity as a spiritual practice and how she developed “Poured Out” to express ideas and emotions from the narrative of the widow’s oil found in II Kings, chapter 4 of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. She will also share her approach to developing art without spiritual themes. This…

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August 27, 2022

Courage Retreat

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. ~Aristotle Living an authentic life and being a person of integrity takes courage. We need it for the smallest acts of truth telling and the biggest commitments. Through reflection and prayer, we’ll look closely at this first of human qualities. We will explore what it means and name our own people of courage. These processes will guide us in uncovering the fears that hold…

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Courage retreat
August 16, 2022

Virtual Centering Prayer

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 to the stillness within,…

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centering prayer, prayer group
August 14, 2022

Trust Not Clarity

Today's post is another insightful homily by Fr. Michael Schleupner, based on lessons from Scripture and Mother Teresa. Fr. Michael returns to the Center today to serve as a spiritual director on our August Directed Retreat and we're thrilled to have him! Please hold our spiritual directors and guests in prayer as they journey through their own faith and trust this week. May this reading and post enrich your trust in God too. Brothers and sisters: Faith is the realization…

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Mother Teresa
August 5, 2022

A Sacred Encounter with Jesus, Buddha & Rumi *Commuter Option

Join us for an evocative retreat weekend that will consider three of the world’s prominent spiritual teachers and the timeless wisdom that flows from their inspirational example. Emphasis will be placed on the sacred teachings they each imparted through their respective life story and cultivation of authentic living. From a Christian perspective, retreatants will be invited to explore and experience the areas of intersection amongst Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic beliefs/rituals while also considering their intentional application to 21st century spirituality…

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Jesus and Rumi
August 5, 2022

So Today, of All Days, I Pray

So Today, of All Days, I Pray   God gave me faith in myself, Not only on days when I’m doing great and winning And nothing seems impossible But on days when the whole world looks different… And I’m wear and the road ahead holds little promise. When my family is looking to me for strength When I wonder if I’m brave enough, smart enough And understanding the I must be crazy to try, don’t let me quit Lord, not…

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prayer, lent
June 19, 2022

Shake Us From Our Slumber

Today we celebrate Juneteenth. Within the African American community, Juneteenth is known as a second “Independence Day”. It is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the Confederate South. This was more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. With continued racism in our country, it's especially important to recognize this day of freedom and continue to pray…

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juneteenth prayer
April 17, 2022

Alleluia! He is risen!

Happy Easter! We hope that you are filled with joy of the resurrection of Jesus today and always. Alleluia! Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. ~Matthew 28:5-6 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live," ~John 11:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rmmsrbX9_4…

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Easter, Easter praise