religions, interfaith
Oct 9, 2022

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This will be the 5th cohort of students within our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student's understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for ... Continue reading...

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...

Father Nicholas Amato
Jul 31, 2022

Who is there that does not want to be happy? But happiness is not so much the goal of a spiritual life, as is joy. And joy is the fruit of a connection, a relationship, with the source of all joy, that is, God. Joy is experiencing God’s presence. In the span of seven days, we will carve out the journey which we are all on, not one just limited to passing happiness, but one ending ... Continue reading...

Paula D'Arcy, silent retreat, catholic retreat
Jun 22, 2022

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...

Healing with Dreams and Prayer
May 11, 2022

FULLY ALIVE IN GOD NURTURING BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT "God's greatest glory is a person fully alive!" says St. Ireneaus. God's deep desire is that we develop our total humanness as we journey with God and one another through life. This workshop will reflect on the meaning and experience of holistic spirituality. We will explore areas such as: being a whole person; body awareness and praying with our body; the interrelationship of body, mind, and spirit; the art ... 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...

Carrie Newcomer concert
Apr 29, 2022

We are so happy to have acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer back for a concert in our Retreat and Conference Center Chapel! The soulful wisdom of singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, dubbed a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, offers a balm for this anxious and exhausted age of pandemic and political upheaval. Her new CD and companion book of poems, Until Now (Available Light, September 10, 2021) explores the process of unraveling and reweaving the threads of our ... Continue reading...

Carrie Newcomer concert
Apr 29, 2022

Writing Mindfully: Exploring The Sacred Ordinary Carrie Newcomer invites participants to explore the process of writing as a spiritual practice. This workshop focuses on developing a practice of presence, attention to the details, honoring the transcendent within our daily experiences and then moving our experiences to a creative expression.  Those who are interested in creative engagement as a form of spiritual practice will enjoy Carrie’s use of music, writing exercises, small and large group conversation to ... Continue reading...

Franciscan, Thomas Merton, Father Daniel Horan
Mar 25, 2022

This weekend retreat focuses on the spiritual wisdom of the Franciscan tradition. We will explore the insights of Francis and Clare of Assisi, Bonaventure, and Angela of Foligno, among other Franciscans, each of whom provides us with resources for renewal and prayer during this season of Lent. The retreat will feature presentations, group discussions and time for personal reflection. Fr. Dan will also celebrate Mass on Saturday and Sunday. Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday. The ... Continue reading...