Father Nicholas Amato
Mar 13, 2021

Our personal mission in life is to “Love God, love others and make disciples.” While this sounds like a set of “marching orders,” it is more about first, coming to understand how much God loves and delights in my being who I am, warts and all! Second, that that experience of being loved becomes the force or grace of God in me to love others as I have been loved. From our own experience we ... Continue reading...

retreat, catholic, catholic day retreat, Bon Secours
Feb 3, 2021

Experiencing God If, as Bonaventure says, God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere, how are we to encounter God? Dr. Audrey Rogers will explore this theme during our February Friends Day of Prayer retreat. Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will ... Continue reading...

Prayer, retreat day for New Year's Eve.
Dec 31, 2020

Hope: A Renewable Resource To stand at the threshold of years, looking back at what has been and forward to what could be, is a gift. This day will provide opportunities for remembering, grieving, celebrating, letting go, and preparing to move forward. Through presentation, journaling, discussion and personal reflection time, participants will better understand the deep meaning of hope and its roots in our creation and life experience. Hope is more than optimism and positive thinking; ... Continue reading...

hands, prayer, pray
Nov 11, 2020

Oftentimes when we're catching up with friends or family members, we hear that their hearts are heavy with all that is going on in the world. Sometimes it's difficult to find words of comfort when the pandemic is so stressful for everyone. Today, we offer this poetic prayer, a blessing, that you can share with others. May it offer care and comfort to those with whom you share it.   What is a blessing but a rain ... Continue reading...

ministry retreat, lost and found
Apr 23, 2020

We're so grateful for another post by Retreat & Conference Center presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. They will be at our Center June 17-21 to present, “Healing Our World One Person at a Time: Discovering How God’s Love Transforms Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities and Our World”.  To learn more about the retreat and these presenters, please click here. Let’s take a moment to breathe as we read Susan’s post. There is also a ... Continue reading...

space for grace reflection
Apr 19, 2020

Today’s post comes is the second from retreat presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. They will be at our Center June 17-21 and this retreat theme is “Healing Our World One Person at a Time: Discovering How God’s Love Transforms Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities and Our World”.  To learn more about the retreat and these presenters, please click here. Let’s take a moment to breathe as we read Susan’s post. There is also a ... Continue reading...

grace, meditation
Apr 2, 2020

Today's post comes from presenter Susan Boruff. Susan often presents retreats at our Center with Kathy Anderson and they have a ministry together, Take Twelve Today. Their next retreat will be held June 17-21 and the theme is "Healing Our World One Person at a Time: Discovering How God's Love Transforms Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities and Our World". What a poignant theme for everything that we're experiencing during this pandemic! To learn more about ... Continue reading...

Mar 29, 2020

Jim Devine volunteers in our Chapel to assist with Mass and communion services. We're so grateful for the gift of service that Jim and his wife, Joanna, provide to the Center! Jim offers this reflection for today... I read this a few days ago and wanted to share it with you. It was written by St. Thomas More while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It seems very appropriate for our current state of ... Continue reading...