Sep 11, 2021

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to ... Continue reading...

spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
Jun 27, 2021

Our July 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. You may also review 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 ... Continue reading...

Dr. Veirdre Jackson
May 2, 2021

Today's post is a powerful excerpt from "Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God" by Dr. Veirdre Jackson. She will be returning to the Center this September as the featured speaker for annual Women's Wellness retreat and we're so excited to host her again. Let's read this short excerpt, based on a familiar passage from scripture.... Stepping into Peace "Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You ... Continue reading...

Sep 20, 2020

Upon opening Sr. Joyce Rupp's "Anchors for the Soul" daily reflection book, this prayer spoke to us. This weekend, many ladies have been at the Center for our annual Women's Wellness retreat and have been invited to use a few special places for private prayer, as well as many beautiful spots outdoors. We hope that they received many blessings from the retreat and connecting with divine love... Connecting with Divine Love What happens in our prayer time will ... Continue reading...

Aug 26, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton has graciously shared her Summer Meditations with our blog and today's post is the last in this series. Let's take a few moments to contemplatively read her reflection and then maybe take time to be outdoors, recognizing this deep sense of Presence. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations Earth's Wild Wisdom The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is that I am not alone and unacknowledged. ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
Aug 16, 2020

As we deal with effects of the pandemic, effects that we never anticipated would endure so long, the world around us can feel very heavy. If you're feeling weighed down by everything today, we hope that this prayer will remind you to lean on the Light. Let this Presence scatter the darkness...   Let Your Light Shine As the sun rises, Lord, Let your light shine on me. Destroy the darkness about me, Scatter the darkness before me, Disperse ... Continue reading...

Jun 28, 2020

As most of us still mourn the loss of being together in community for worship, this prayer provides a wonderful vision of uniting across the world. Please take a moment to recognize God's presence and pray for peace and unity with us... United in Your Love Almighty God, who are mother and father to us all, Look upon your planet Earth divided. Help us to know that we are all your children, That all nations belong to one great family, And ... Continue reading...

sillouette hands
May 12, 2020

Today's reflection is from Rose Kurtz, the Manager of Guest Services at the Center. Normally, Rose can be seen around our Welcome Center or in her office, assisting guests with all of their needs. She can't wait to be able to welcome everyone back to the Center soon! Let's take a moment to quiet ourselves and pray with her... During this time of social distancing and pretty much any time, I hold the words of St. ... Continue reading...