Biblical love
Mar 27, 2022

For today's blog, we're catching up on two recent writings within a Lenten series from Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Michael is a favorite retreat presenter and spiritual director here at the Center and we really appreciate how he shares his writing with our blog audience! We hope that you're blessed from his words of inspiration during this sacred season of Lent. Lent Musings - 2 Dear Friends, My March 13 'Temptation' blog concluded with my saying that fasting ... Continue reading...

Fr. Michael Schluepner
Mar 13, 2022

Fr. Michael Schleupner, one of our frequent retreat presenters and spiritual directors, offers an "Inbox Inspiration" on our blog today. Let's read about this practical story and the poignant lessons from Scripture that he shared last week. ...And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” ~ Luke 4:12 (taken from reading Luke 4:1-13) Temptation There is a story about a man who, let’s just say, had put on a few extra ... Continue reading...

silent retreat, Advent, waiting
Mar 6, 2022

On this first Sunday of Lent, you may have already decided to adopt some form of fasting into the sacred season. Are you abstaining from meat? Only eating a light meal? Taking a break from the news? What does this mean to you? Are you substituting this time with something positive within your Lenten journey? Author Mary DeTurris Poust included a chapter on fasting within her book Cravings and it ends with this prayerful meditation. ... Continue reading...

Ash Wednesday retreats
Mar 2, 2022

At the Retreat & Conference Center today, we are welcoming guests for our Ash Wednesday retreat and our Friends Day of Prayer retreat as we usher in the season of Lent. How are you marking the beginning of this sacred time? May you feel God's Presence during this special sacred season. Let us pray... Gracious God, today begins a period of inner reflection and examination. The days stretch before me and invite me inward to that silent, holy ... Continue reading...