relax, reflect, meditate
Nov 3, 2021

Nurturing Restless Hearts What is in your heart? Are you seeking some change of heart? St. Augustine reminds us in his Confessions that “our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Drawing on Scripture and other sources, this day will explore different aspects of a discerning heart: the restless, searching heart, the forgiving heart, the grateful heart. The prophet Joel reminds us “to return to the Lord with our whole heart” (Joel 2:12). Come away ... Continue reading...

Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours
Oct 6, 2021

Living Our Senior Years: Making the Most of this Chapter Are you in or approaching your senior years? Are you in or approaching retirement? During this retreat day, we will: Look at ways for appreciating and understanding this chapter of life. Identify unfinished life issues and discern what to do about them. Create a plan for what to do tomorrow. The purpose is to allow our relationship with God to help us to live our senior years fully. ... Continue reading...

spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
Jun 27, 2021

Our July directed retreat consists of six days of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer. You may also review the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your ... Continue reading...

Fr. Michael Schleupner, ashes
Feb 28, 2021

Today's post is from our friend, Fr. Michael Schleupner. He shared these words during the liturgy on Ash Wednesday and they provide inspiration for us to carry through Lent. We're so thankful to Fr. Mike for sharing his homilies with our blog audience. Were you able to attend an Ash Wednesday service? If not, did you mark the day in a special way in your home? Please share with us in the comments. Genesis: A Living ... Continue reading...

Aug 14, 2020

Today’s reflection is another in the series by Debra Donnelly-Barton and offers a beautiful way to end the week and welcome the weekend. Debra continues to inspire with these “Litany of the Living Earth” reflections and today she continues her Vespers series. She has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let’s take a few quiet moments to read about her next reflection on the ... Continue reading...

Debra Barton
Jul 15, 2020

Today's reflection begins a series by Debra Donnelly-Barton. She is a frequent presenter at the Center and is sharing this beautiful series of reflections and prayer resources with us. Thank you, Debra! Let's take a few quiet moments to read her thoughts... A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature, Summer Meditations 2020 Gateways of the morning and the evening Those who live at earth's farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make ... Continue reading...

May 31, 2020

Sr. Bernie Claps is the Formation Director for the Sisters of Bon Secours and she also provides spiritual companionship and direction for many of the Retreat and Conference Center guests. Sr. Bernie shares this reflection as we prepare our hearts for Pentecost. Promise Fulfilled “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate who will never leave you.” John 14:16 This promise made by Jesus to His deciples and to us was that He would ... Continue reading...

May 22, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner will be serving as a spiritual director this August during our Directed Retreat. If you'd like to learn more about him or the retreat, please click here. He offered this reflection on Sunday, for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. A Comfort for Loneliness Gospel: John 14:15-21 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
May 17, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another wonderful reflection for our blog today. He will be with us for our August Directed Retreat this summer and we're really looking forward to welcoming him back to the Center. If you'd like to learn more about this retreat or about Fr. Michael, please click here. Let's take a moment to quietly reflect on his important message about hope... Dear Friends, Recently I heard a priest say in a homily that there ... Continue reading...

Apr 9, 2020

Fr. Nicholas Amato, a frequent presenter at our Center for many years, was scheduled to guide our annual Triduum retreat along with Fr. Michael Schleupner. We're so disappointed to have to cancel, but glad that we can all be safe at home and read this poignant reflection by Fr. Nicholas today. Today, Holy Thursday, begins the most solemn time of the year, called the Sacred Triduum. Before the pandemic we would have gathered around the altar ... Continue reading...