healthcare

September 17, 2022

Caregiver’s Retreat – Afternoon Option

Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – An Afternoon of Reflection Spend the afternoon being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness, including, but not limited to, dementia. Participants will be invited to engage in storytelling, prayer/meditation, writing and other exercises that validate the caregiver experience. This retreat will be tailored to uplift participants who may or may not provide hands-on care for their loved ones, but who are actively involved in their lives. Topics that…

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caregiver's retreat
July 13, 2022

Good Samaritan – NODA

Today, we continue on the Good Samaritan theme from Sunday, sharing Fr. Michael Schleupner's homily. Let's read about a modern day example that can inspire each of us to do our part in the world. NODA Last December, the Washington Post Magazine carried an article that I find very inspiring: One night several years ago, nurse Sandra Clarke was making her rounds at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Oregon. An elderly, frail patient made a request. His organs were…

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lessons for the living
January 26, 2022

Sisters of Bon Secours Foundation Day

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 more about their rich history.…

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Sisters of Bon Secours, health
May 28, 2021

To whom else would I go, Lord?

Today's post is a short reflection about faith from Dr. Robert Wicks. Dr. Wicks is a popular speaker and author who shares his expertise in psychology and spirituality. He will be with us this fall for a day retreat, "Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times" (click here to read more). Throughout the pandemic, many of us have hung onto our faith on a deeper level to cope with the mounting stress and anxiety.…

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Dr. Robert Wicks, healing
June 14, 2020

Compassion for the World

Today, we share the most recent "The Pope Video". Let us prayerfully consider this message from Pope Francis and offer compassion to the world, especially during this uncertain time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMpy05pccM&feature=emb_title  

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heart, labyrinth
April 26, 2020

Being ‘Good Help’ from Home

Today's reflection comes from a familiar face at our Retreat & Conference Center, Kevin Cassidy. He is the Director of Operations for the Center and is spending most of his time working from home right now. Let's take a quiet moment to read about his perspective, one that many of us likely share. Being 'Good Help' from Home As I am trapped in my house, under cover of COVID-19, I have time to: Reflect on the beauty of Nature, as…

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April 25, 2020

The “Small Things” During a Pandemic

Psychologist, author and speaker Dr. Robert J. Wicks offers this insightful reflection today and provides really helpful information about monitoring our mental health during the pandemic. He will be presenting “Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Strengthening Your Inner Life In Challenging Times” at our Center on Saturday, November 14. You can click here to read more about this retreat and Dr. Wicks. The "Small Things" During a Pandemic There has been a great deal of coverage as to the…

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March 26, 2020

Coronavirus Prayer

Fr. Michael Schleupner has led several retreats at our Center. He and Fr. Nicholas Amato were to lead our annual Triduum retreat and Holy Week liturgies next month. We're so disappointed to have to cancel it, due to the pandemic. We do look forward to welcoming Fr. Michael back for our August 16-22 Directed Retreat though. If you'd like to learn more about it and more about Fr. Michael, please click here. In the meantime, Fr. Michael wrote this prayer…

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