Valentine's event, married couples
Feb 11, 2022

Join us on Valentine’s Day at the Retreat and Conference Center for special dinner and an evening sharing stories of love. Rev. Stephen Wade and Molly Wade will guide an open and participatory conversation highlighting the amazing diversity of ways in which love shows up in the human family. Rev. Stephen will also offer reflections on some of the Lifelong Lessons for Living that are embedded in Christian marriage liturgies, and the evening will conclude ... Continue reading...

love, healing
Dec 4, 2021

Love is the Greatest Healer! Scientific studies are proving the healing power of love! A compassionate, caring presence to another fosters physical cures, psychological healing and spiritual well-being. As the song from Broadway expresses beautifully: “Love Changes Everything!” During this experiential program we will: • reflect on how love is a state of being • reflect on ways the human and divine love heals body, mind and spirit • ponder the qualities and empowering effects of God’s abundant love • ponder ... Continue reading...

love, healing
Dec 3, 2021

Angel Messages, Meditations, Stories & Prayers How eager Angels are to communicate with us, to surround us with divine light! How present they are when people gather together to learn about the things of God and to pray! Come and enjoy an evening of being with the Angels during this Advent season. We will listen to their encouraging messages, enter into meditations to help us experience their loving presence, and share uplifting Angel stories. You will receive a ... Continue reading...

Sep 19, 2021

Our faithful friend of the blog, Fr. Michael Schleupner, offered this homily a few weeks ago. It gives his personal reflection about his relationship with Jesus, providing a beautiful way to embrace our connection to Jesus too. Let's take a few quiet moments to prayerfully read and reflect on our own journeys with God. Who do you say that Jesus is? Mark 8:27-35 Peter declares that Jesus is the Christ, and Jesus teaches that those who would ... Continue reading...

sillouette hands
Jul 21, 2021

For Courage to Do Justice O Lord, open my eyes that I may see the needs of others Open my ears that I may hear their cries; Open my heart so that they need not be without succor; Let me not be afraid to defend the weak because of the anger of the strong, Nor afraid to defend the poor because of the anger of the rich. Show me where love and hope and faith are needed, And use me to bring ... Continue reading...

solemnity
Jun 11, 2021

Sr. Ji Choi is a Novice with the Sisters of Bon Secours and is working within our retreat ministry. She is offering several retreats in the coming months around this year's theme of "The Heart of St. Joseph" (You can read about the next one by clicking here). Let's read her thoughts about today's feast day. Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This solemnity encourages us to devote ourselves to ... Continue reading...

cross, love
Feb 14, 2021

Today's post is a continuation of the series about the power of our words from Fr. Michael Schleupner. We are happy to have Fr. Mike back this summer for a week-long directed retreat where he will offer daily spiritual direction to his group and also offer daily Mass. You can click here to learn more. Let's take a few quiet moments this Valentine's Day to read these inspiring words about sharing our love through words. Words ... Continue reading...

Biblical love
Feb 12, 2021

Valentine's Day may look a little different this year. At the Center, we are really missing our annual celebration where married couples are invited to gather for a special dinner, message and vow renewal. Yet, love can still be celebrated. Even a pandemic cannot prevent us from sharing love with others. Thanks to technology, we can easily reach out to distant loved ones too. We can still serve and share God's love to those in ... Continue reading...

meditation
Jan 22, 2021

Today's post is a shared video from YouTube. This is a great way to begin your day! Take just 10 minutes to sit quietly and listen prayerfully. We hope you feel the peace and love of Jesus through this short meditation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R53ZF9jBjNA Continue reading...

St. Joseph
Jan 10, 2021

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. ~Matt. 1:20-21 Pope Francis has declared this ... Continue reading...