silent retreat, Advent, waiting
Mar 6, 2022

On this first Sunday of Lent, you may have already decided to adopt some form of fasting into the sacred season. Are you abstaining from meat? Only eating a light meal? Taking a break from the news? What does this mean to you? Are you substituting this time with something positive within your Lenten journey? Author Mary DeTurris Poust included a chapter on fasting within her book Cravings and it ends with this prayerful meditation. ... Continue reading...

Ash Wednesday retreats
Mar 2, 2022

At the Retreat & Conference Center today, we are welcoming guests for our Ash Wednesday retreat and our Friends Day of Prayer retreat as we usher in the season of Lent. How are you marking the beginning of this sacred time? May you feel God's Presence during this special sacred season. Let us pray... Gracious God, today begins a period of inner reflection and examination. The days stretch before me and invite me inward to that silent, holy ... Continue reading...

Ash Wednesday, Lent
Feb 21, 2021

Today's post is another great reflection by Fr. Michael Schleupner. Let's read his thoughts, the first in a series about repentance, as we begin this sacred season of Lent. Repentance - 1 Dear Friends, A few days ago we observed Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, the season for repentance. What is repentance? Often, we have been led to see this as focusing almost solely on myself, as doing a serious examination of conscience and seeking God’s forgiveness. ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
Apr 6, 2020

In addition to serving as the Director of the Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, Amy Kulesa also leads some of our retreats at the Retreat & Conference Center. She oversees and often facilitates our weekly Centering Prayer sessions and this December she'll be leading a Centering Prayer weekend retreat during the Advent season. You can click here to learn more about her. Let's take a quiet moment to read this reflection by Amy. The Call ... Continue reading...

Mar 27, 2020

We are honored to host psychologist, author and speaker Dr. Robert J. Wicks this fall. He will be presenting "Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Strengthening Your Inner Life In Challenging Times" on Saturday, November 14. Click here to read more about this retreat and Dr. Wicks. When reflecting upon this Lenten season and the pandemic, Dr. Wicks wrote the following to share with our community. THE BIG DETOURS Recently I was on the way home on ... Continue reading...