Carol deLaski, women, day retreat
Sep 22, 2022

Discover Your Strengths ~ Your Unique Gifts from God You are a unique, strong, resilient woman who has been given special talents from your Creator. Yet, you are human, which means you (and the rest of us) experience doubt, stress, and fear. On the surface, being strong may look like ‘having it all together’. But that’s not the case; it means being connected to an inner source of strength that guides us. Managing stress and doubt begins ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Jul 31, 2022

Who is there that does not want to be happy? But happiness is not so much the goal of a spiritual life, as is joy. And joy is the fruit of a connection, a relationship, with the source of all joy, that is, God. Joy is experiencing God’s presence. In the span of seven days, we will carve out the journey which we are all on, not one just limited to passing happiness, but one ending ... Continue reading...

Easter, Easter praise
Apr 17, 2022

Happy Easter! We hope that you are filled with joy of the resurrection of Jesus today and always. Alleluia! Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. ~Matthew 28:5-6 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live," ~John 11:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rmmsrbX9_4     Continue reading...

Christmas concert, music, lights
Dec 26, 2021

We Greet Your Coming People in Nativity Scene Costumes We greet your coming, God, with wonder: You come to be with us; yet you remain far greater than we can imagine. You are near; yet your wisdom sets you apart from us. You appear among us; yet we cannot describe your glory. We greet your coming, God, with repentance: We are more or less satisfied with ourselves; but your presence exposes our sin and failure. We are self-confident; but you challenge our confidence ... 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...

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...

laughter, joy
Sep 24, 2021

Our first official night of the annual Women's Wellness retreat begins this evening. The first gathering, after dinner, is always a time of joy as the ladies reunite or get to know new friends. We plan a fun, casual activity to break the ice and we can always depend on waves of laughter rising above the group! As people of faith, it really is important to have laughter in our lives! We hope that you ... Continue reading...

mothers day, geese
May 9, 2021

Today, we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives...those who birthed us and those who guide us as mother figures. We hope that our readers who take on these roles are thanked and loved today! For those missing a special mom, may you feel the peace of Jesus as you relive sweet memories today. To Mother You painted no Madonnas On chapel walls in Rome, But with a touch diviner You lived one in your home. You wrote no lofty ... Continue reading...

Debra Barton
Dec 30, 2020

Our last post of the year comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events at the Center. Let's read her perspective on a rosy (or yellow!) side of 2020. In gratitude for 2020 "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." ~Col. 3:15 My 10-year-old and I were shopping at Target a few weeks ago. We wandered into the junior's clothing section, an ... Continue reading...

silent night, Christmas blog
Dec 27, 2020

We hope that you're enjoying this time of Christmas. If you are feeling lonely, due to the many restrictions in place right now, we hope that this can assure you of the One who can see us through even the darkest of pandemic days. Fr. Michael Schleupner shares this reflection on "Silent Night" and we have shared a prayer about God's Presence too. May you feel that Presence today and always, enjoying the quiet reflection ... Continue reading...