Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours
Oct 6, 2021

Living Our Senior Years: Making the Most of this Chapter Are you in or approaching your senior years? Are you in or approaching retirement? During this retreat day, we will: Look at ways for appreciating and understanding this chapter of life. Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them. Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully. ... Continue reading...

directed retreat
Aug 15, 2021

Our August directed retreat consists of six days of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer, the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your awareness of and response ... Continue reading...

embrace
Jun 13, 2021

Today's post is another powerful reflection from Fr. Michael Schleupner. We're so grateful that he regularly shares these inspiring thoughts with our Blog! Let's take a few quiet moments to read about a deeper meaning of the Eucharist. A Rabbi’s Embrace There is a story about a six-year-old Jewish boy named Mortakai. Mortakai was refusing to go to school. Each day, his mother would take him to school, but as soon as she left, he would run ... Continue reading...

Jun 6, 2021

Today’s post is the 2nd in a series by Fr. Michael Schleupner about Saint Ignatius of Loyola. This reflection introduces the inspiring Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Let's take a few quiet moments today to learn about how this incredible resource came to be. Then, we've included a prayer by St. Ignatius at the end. Please pray with us. Saint Ignatius of Loyola - 2 Dear Friends, Toward the end of his life, Ignatius wrote an autobiography and ... Continue reading...

Jun 2, 2021

Today's post begins a series by Fr. Michael Schleupner about Saint Ignatius of Loyola. This reflection is a great introduction to the priest behind Ignatian spirituality and the foundation of the Jesuits. Several retreats about St. Ignatius are offered at our center each year too and this summer will feature our first 8-day Ignatian Directed Retreat (click here). Fr. Mike's reflection is followed by popular prayer by St. Ignatius. Let's take a few quiet moments ... Continue reading...

music, reflect
May 12, 2021

Today's reflection comes from frequent blogger, Fr. Michael Schleupner. He shared the following through his homily last Sunday, on Mother's Day. It provides wise words inspired by a famous musician for Mother's Day, during the pandemic and really every day of any year. Enjoy the video after the reflection too. How does this inspire you today? Who will you pick today? Share with us in the comments. Songs of Comfort Many of us have heard of the ... Continue reading...

remaining with Jesus
May 7, 2021

Today's blog is from last Sunday's homily by Fr. Michael Schleupner and shares a creative analogy that makes the scripture come alive! We're blessed to have Fr. Mike for weekly Mass on Fridays at the Center and he will also be a spiritual director during our August Directed Retreat (click here for more information). Let's read his thoughts about a funny sight during a drive around the area. “I am the true vine, and my Father ... Continue reading...

blog, risen Christ
Apr 25, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another wise reflection today. Let's read his thoughts about lessons from failed expectations. Great Expectations When I was in high school, I remember reading the classic novel Great Expectations; it was written by Charles Dickens. I imagine that many of us have read this somewhere along the way. In the story, a young woman named Miss Havisham is about to be married. All the preparations for the wedding have been made. On the day ... Continue reading...

cross, love
Apr 18, 2021

We're so grateful that Fr. Michael Schleupner shares his homilies with our virtual audience on our blog. He is also a favorite presenter and spiritual director at our Center and will be with us for the August Directed Retreat this summer. You can click here to learn more. Fr. Michael's blog today begins a new series about a difficult topic that, unfortunately, we're seeing frequent examples of in our world today. The wisdom he shares ... Continue reading...

crucifixion
Mar 31, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner shared this on Palm Sunday, but it's a poignant message to carry throughout Holy Week.  Our last post painted the picture of Palm Sunday and today we can visualize more details of the crucifixion, analyzing our own personal role as we journey to "The Raising of the Cross". Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16 Jesus enters Jerusalem as the crowds shout, “Hosanna!” Isaiah 50:4-7 The Lord’s servant will stand firm, even when persecuted. Psalm 22:8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24 A cry for help ... Continue reading...