Jesus baptism
Jan 13, 2021

Today's post is another wise reflection from Fr. Michael Schleupner. The theme of this week is the baptism of Jesus and his post shares the significance of this moment from scripture. Let's take a moment to learn and to reflect on our baptism or the possibility of baptism if we haven't been baptized. Jesus' Baptism/Our Baptism The baptism of Jesus is an important moment in his life. It marks the beginning of his public ministry. He has ... Continue reading...

Saint Joseph, faith
Jan 10, 2021

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. ~Matt. 1:20-21 Pope Francis has declared this ... Continue reading...

moon, light of God
Jan 8, 2021

Friend and presenter at the Center, Fr. Michael Schleupner, shares another great message with us today. If you are looking forward to summer plans, you may want to consider a silent directed retreat and Fr. Mike will be serving as a spiritual director during the August 15-21 retreat. You can click here to learn more. We're saying goodbye to the Christmas season, but today's message is one that we can still carry forward throughout the whole ... Continue reading...

Tara Mulder studios
Dec 18, 2020

Today's post comes from Tara Mulder. Tara is one of the friendly faces you may have seen in our Welcome Center. She serves as the Guest Services Coordinator and assists with conference group and retreat reservations. Tara is also a very talented artist. She'll be sharing a follow-up 2020 Christmas card post next week. Let's read about her creative process and Scripture insights used with her Christmas cards. With Every Christmas Card I Write, Part 1 For ... Continue reading...

blog, news from scripture
Dec 13, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner, friend of our Center and frequent retreat presenter, shares about the best kind of breaking news on our blog today. Let's take a few quiet moments to read his reflection... Breaking News Today, when we watch the news on TV, we often see the words Breaking News. Breaking News appears when a story is new. It is intended to grab our attention. For example, a few weeks ago, we saw Breaking News when an American ... Continue reading...

Aug 19, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton offers another beautiful reflection today within her “Litany of the Living Earth” series. She has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let’s take a few quiet moments to read about her next reflection about flowers near her home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and how it parallel's with a gospel lesson. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with ... Continue reading...

Jun 25, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers today's spiritual post. Let's take a quiet moment to reflect on these wise words... Our Fears About twenty-five years ago, I had an injury to my neck and my doctor sent me for an MRI. I was afraid and dreading this – having to lie down motionless in that narrow, enclosed tube. As soon as I got in there, I felt a bit claustrophobic and I quickly decided to do two things: keep my ... Continue reading...

May 22, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner will be serving as a spiritual director this August during our Directed Retreat. If you'd like to learn more about him or the retreat, please click here. He offered this reflection on Sunday, for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. A Comfort for Loneliness Gospel: John 14:15-21 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. ... Continue reading...

helpers during pandemic
May 3, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner is a presenter at our Center and will be with us this summer for our August Directed Retreat. You can click here to learn more. He shares spiritual insights through weekly eNewsletters and graciously shares those with our audience too. Here, he reflects about recent thoughts from Pope Francis and how we can use lessons from scripture to recognize community members during the pandemic. Living Through This These were from an address which the ... Continue reading...