spiritual director, spiritual direction, retreat center
May 15, 2022

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: This final week of the spiritual direction training program will focus on case studies, which the students will bring from their own, initial practice of spiritual direction. ... Continue reading...

spiritual director, spiritual direction, silent retreat
Jan 14, 2022

Begin the new year by focusing on your path ahead and tuning into God’s voice. Our winter directed retreat consists of five whole days (6-night stay) 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 ... Continue reading...

directed retreat, catholic directed retreat
Jan 14, 2022

Begin the new year by focusing on your path ahead and tuning into God’s voice. Our winter directed retreat consists of two whole days (3-night stay) 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 ... Continue reading...

spiritual director, spiritual direction
Oct 13, 2021

This week at the Center, our fourth group of participants in the Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute is working through the 2nd of three sessions. Then, they will work on readings and assignments before completing their third and final session next spring. These individuals have felt a calling to serve as a spiritual director to those in need and we pray that they are inspired by the training that they are receiving. Just as the ... Continue reading...

blog, Christian blog
Aug 27, 2021

Today's post comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events here at the Center. Jen is so grateful to be able to work with really amazing retreat presenters, many of whom she can now call friends. Let's read about a lesson gained from a gift that she received from one of these special friends. One of our cherished retreat spiritual directors, Sr. Ann Belmonte, recently gave me a wonderful book called "The Book of Awakening" ... Continue reading...

contemplative prayer, silence
Jul 16, 2021

Revel in Summer Dear God, Let us revel in summer. Let us soak up the long days and warm sun. May our feet walk on sandy beaches and our heads rest on thick grass under blue skies. May we listen to and marvel at the singing of the birds and stop to watch blissful children at play. This summer, God, may our breathing slow and our hearts open. God help us to be present to all that is so that we ... Continue reading...

blog, meditation, contemplation
Apr 28, 2021

Do you find yourself seeking quiet time for spiritual reflection? Have you ever considered taking a silent retreat? As many begin to make their summer retreat plans, today's post may help you decide if a silent retreat is a good fit for you. Or, maybe you just need time set aside in the quiet of your home or a favorite spot in nature? Let's read more about how a silent retreat can help as you ... Continue reading...

holy moments
May 21, 2020

Kathy Anderson and Susan Boruff are frequent presenters at our Center and have offered another inspiring reflection and meditation today. We're so grateful for all of their contributions to our guests! Let's take a few quiet moments to read and listen as we try to find a holy moment. Practice Holy Moments “God is calling you to great holiness. It is not something that you have to earn. Jesus already did that for you. Just accept ... Continue reading...