Carol deLaski, women, day retreat
Jan 22, 2022

Strong, resourceful women with unique talents and gifts populate our world. You may know one…or you may be one. Being strong doesn’t mean you are perfect, however, or free from doubts, fears, and moments of weakness. The challenges of the past two years are real. Many of us have felt overwhelmed at times, and unsure of what the future holds. We are looking for strategies to be stronger and ready for whatever lies ahead. 1 ... Continue reading...

new year prayers
Jan 7, 2022

During last Friday's New Year's Eve retreat, presenter Debra Donnelly-Barton shared the following prayer in the closing session. It's a prayer that we can all carry with us into the new year. Another prayer of hope follows. Take a few quiet moments to pray with us... Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You. Christ of the mysteries, I trust You to be stronger ... Continue reading...

Happy New Year
Jan 2, 2022

As we close out 2021, a year that was difficult for many, we invite you to intentionally summon the blessings and gratitude for the positive moments. The following reflection was included in a Christmas greeting from one of our retreat presenters and we thought it summarized well our wishes for you too. Let's step into the new year with love and cling to hope for the future... Love - to be the north star in my ... Continue reading...

silent night, Christmas blog
Dec 24, 2021

Whether you're enjoying this Christmas Eve with family and friends, at an afternoon family church service, at work, alone baking, writing out cards, quietly meditating on scripture or going to midnight Mass, we hope that it is a time of rich spiritual blessings. The staff of the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center wishes you the joy of Christmas and the peace that can only come from knowing that our Savior is born! Joy of Discovery The ... 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...

silent retreat, Advent, waiting
Dec 10, 2021

Is this season of waiting difficult for you to grasp and appreciate? Today's post by retreat presenter and gifted writer, Mary DeTurris Poust, may resonate with you. An Unlikely Advent Journey For the longest time, I considered myself more of a Lent person than an Advent person. The journey through the desert felt familiar, the three-prong practice of fasting, prayer and charity was concrete and easy to grasp. As I age, I find myself learning to love ... Continue reading...

Advent, hope
Dec 3, 2021

In this season of waiting, breathe in life. Life of the One who created all things, whose image we bear. In this season of waiting, breathe in love. Love of the One who gave a precious Son to live as one of us. In this season of waiting breathe in peace. Peace of the One who calmed the sea and quiets the tumult of our souls. In this season of waiting breathe in hope. Hope that the One for whom we wait is indeed making all things whole.   by Christine Sine from godspace-msa.com Offered by Dora ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours, Advent Retreat
Nov 28, 2021

During the first week of Advent, we focus on hope. Let's take a few quiet moments to lift each other up with this prayer of hope as we welcome the season of Advent. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned..." ~Isaiah 9:2 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope ... Continue reading...

All Soul's Day
Nov 3, 2021

Yesterday, on November 2, we honored All Souls Day or the Commemoration of All of the Faithful Departed. With this tradition, we pray for those who have died, including our loved ones and people around the world who we will never meet. We take this day to remember them and comfort one another too. The Sisters of Bon Secours held a prayer service for All Souls Day in our Chapel yesterday, inviting all to take ... Continue reading...

Seeds of hope
Aug 4, 2021

Today's blog is a powerful song about hope, shared by Sr. Ji Choi, CBS. Sr. Ji offers several free mini-retreats throughout the month, including a weekly Bible Meditation on Fridays and a series of afternoon retreats about the Year of St. Joseph. We hope that this song will inspire you to continue hope, for with God all things are possible. "Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you." ~Psalm 33:22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd2ZERJ9n5I Click ... Continue reading...