beautiful scenery
Dec 3, 2022

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. ~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul This retreat will explore the nature of the spiritual journey that has brought you to this place of wilderness. ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Nov 5, 2022

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It’s a readiness to show appreciation for things received and to return kindness to the giver or to pass that kindness on to others. When you’re down, calling to mind things for which you’re grateful can have an almost magical power to lift you out of your doldrums. If you find yourself with little to be grateful for, be it your health, your lack of financial security, or ... Continue reading...

Rev. Joan Crawford
Aug 11, 2022

In Solidarity – Anti-Racism Retreat • Why is there such misunderstanding and mistrust between black & white folks in this country? • Didn’t the election of President Obama prove that racism is no longer a significant problem? • Is racism really the issue? Isn’t it more of an economic issue? • What can I as an individual do to promote racial justice? • What if I say and do the wrong thing? • Do I have white privilege? Working in Solidarity with ... Continue reading...

Fr. Michael Schleupner
May 27, 2022

Words are difficult to find after the shooting in Texas this week. We share this prayer from our health system and quotes passed along from the Sisters of Bon Secours. To learn more about the ongoing efforts of the sisters to end violence, please click here. Pray with us. Act with us. A prayer for healing and change Loving and merciful God, our hearts are broken. Our anger, frustration and sadness are overwhelming. We are crushed by ... Continue reading...

Retreat & Conference Center
May 6, 2022

Kevin Cassidy, the Director of the Retreat & Conference Center, shared this reflection in our weekly planning meeting last week. Our staff takes the mission of bringing 'healing hospitality' to heart, so this really resonated with us. We hope that you find this same sense of welcome during your visits to the Center too! Let mutual love continue, and do not forget to offer hospitality to strangers, for by doing this some have entertained angels without ... Continue reading...

pandemic anniversary
Mar 30, 2022

Many media outlets spoke about the two-year anniversary of the pandemic this month. We were certainly all affected significantly by the pandemic in one way or many ways. As we reflect on this anniversary, we especially hold those in our hearts who lost loved ones to COVID-19. In many ways, it seems like yesterday when we walked out of the Retreat & Conference with some of our belongings, preparing to work from home for a few ... Continue reading...

black history month
Feb 23, 2022

This is last post in our series for Black History Month. We hope that you've enjoyed the poetry that was shared and possibly learned about a new poet along the way. May we all continue to share the amazing history and gifted words of black writers, not just during Black History Month, but throughout the year. Let's take a few quiet moments to pray for an open spirit as we strive to respect and bring ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours, health
Jan 26, 2022

Our Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours. Monday marked their Foundation Day, the day when the first sisters took their vows on January 24, 1824 at the St. Sulpice Church in Paris, France. We are forever grateful for these 12 brave pioneers who formed the community that went on to share their ministry across the world. As we mark this special day, let's learn a little ... Continue reading...

prayers for Kentucky
Dec 15, 2021

Today, we pause from our Advent reflections to remember the communities in the Midwest who were ravaged by tornadoes. The images of destruction that we've all seen on the news are heartbreaking. Let's take a few quiet moments to remember this area of the US...the victims, their families, the first responders, the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, the business owners and those who will be counseling the traumatized people of this region for years to ... Continue reading...

spiritual reflection
Oct 29, 2021

During our weekly planning meeting at the Retreat & Conference Center, we take turns volunteering to read a short reflection or prayer, setting the tone for our time together. Rainey Taylor, our Sales Manager, offered a beautiful reflection this week and we thought you all would enjoy it as well. Friends, we wish you enough. I wish you enough... Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s ... Continue reading...