religions, interfaith
Oct 9, 2022

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This will be our 5th cohort of students within our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student's understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for ... Continue reading...

religions, interfaith
Oct 9, 2022

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This will be the 5th cohort of students within our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student's understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for ... Continue reading...

Jesus and Rumi
Aug 5, 2022

Join us for an evocative retreat weekend that will consider three of the world’s prominent spiritual teachers and the timeless wisdom that flows from their inspirational example. Emphasis will be placed on the sacred teachings they each imparted through their respective life story and cultivation of authentic living. From a Christian perspective, retreatants will be invited to explore and experience the areas of intersection amongst Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic beliefs/rituals while also considering their intentional application ... Continue reading...

Biblical love
Feb 13, 2022

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, a day when we celebrate love and share it with others. Named after the many myths surrounding St. Valentine, the common theme is one of love and devotion. Many now refer to the day as a "Hallmark Holiday" yet why not use it as an excuse to share your appreciation for loved ones? Here are a few quotes, poems and a prayer that you may want to share with someone. Love ... Continue reading...

2nd week of Advent
Dec 8, 2021

This reflection is from Loyola Press and meditates on the artwork Mattia Preti’s St. John the Baptist Preaching. Take a few quiet moments to listen and watch the powerful message behind this painting and pray with us. *Learn more on the Ignatian Spirituality website here. Advent Prayer Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces to hear your ... 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...

Wil Hernandez, Henri Nouwen, mere spirituality
Oct 8, 2021

We are excited to have author Wil Hernandez back with us for a retreat at the end of this month. Wil has studied the work of the incredible spiritual writer Henri Nouwen for many years and will be providing rich insights into spirituality and spiritual accompaniment during his "Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care" retreat (click here to learn more). Nouwen still inspires the world of spiritual seekers with his wisdom in writing. We're including ... Continue reading...

meditation, prayer space
Feb 5, 2021

Today's reflection comes from Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and frequent retreat presenter. Amy graciously facilitates the weekly Centering Prayer schedule for the Retreat & Conference Center too. These sessions are being held in a virtual format and you just have to email Amy for the link and instructions. Click here and scroll to the next session for more information. Now, let's take a quiet moment to reflect on this ... Continue reading...

Henri Nouwen, blog
Oct 16, 2020

Today's post was shared by Amy Kulesa, the Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates. Amy is a frequent retreat presenter at our Center too and will be with us for a special Advent weekend retreat in December. You can learn more about it by clicking here. Now, let's take a few quiet moments to read these words from Henri Nouwen about God's love. Knowing God’s heart means consistently, radically, and very concretely to announce ... Continue reading...

Aug 23, 2020

We were so happy to have Fr. Michael Schleupner here at the Center this week as he served as a spiritual director on our Directed Retreat and offered daily mass to our guests. Fr. Mike shared the following with his guests on their opening night and we thought that our online readers would appreciate these words to contemplate too. Let's take a quiet moment to Focus and to Reflect. Focus  Mark 1:9-11          “Beloved” In those days Jesus came ... Continue reading...