Blessed Mother, Bible, scripture
Aug 14, 2021

St. Ignatius of Loyola had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and encouraged those who followed the "Ignatian Way" to do the same.  As we prepare for the celebration of the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th, our retreat day will explore how we might deepen our own understanding of Mary and her maternal love for us. This retreat day is guided by Paul Gallagher. Lunch is included. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith ... Continue reading...

summer, week, retreat, vacation
Aug 1, 2021

"Searching for Mary Magdalene" is a week-long retreat wherein Mary Magdalene speaks in her first person voice, inviting us to examine what we know about her, while simultaneously expecting surprises about her long being a "miscast outcast'". You can look forward to challenges throughout a multi-sensory search via: a Magdala Art Gallery, Magdala hometown Archaeology reports, the four canonical Gospels, the non-canonical Gospel of Mary (Magdalene), the Golden Legend, a Magdala musical oratorio, an opera and ... Continue reading...

Sojourn at Bethany
Feb 26, 2021

This Lenten retreat, inspired by a painting at Bon Secours, offers an invitation to immerse ourselves imaginatively in the gospel stories that take place in Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Bethany is the place where Jesus seems to have found respite, rest and a home at critical moments in his ministry. The weekend will feature a series of meditations, with art and original poetry, around the family relationships at Bethany, and especially ... Continue reading...

Brother Mickey McGrath
Feb 12, 2021

THE MAGNIFICAT IN MODERN TIMES Art and Stories with Bro. Mickey McGrath Lutheran theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis, said the Magnificat was the most passionate, wildest, most revolutionary hymn ever sung.  As we begin to think about and plan for Lent, we will take a fresh look at the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth through our twenty-first century perspective. We belong to a Church and a world in great need of reform and ... Continue reading...

rosary, blog, pandemic, prayer
Oct 18, 2020

Today's post comes from a friend of the Retreat & Conference Center, Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Mike has presented many retreats for our Center and we look forward to seeing him again soon! Let's take a few quiet moments to read his thoughts about the Rosary. The Rosary Dear Friends, Today I am thinking about mysteries. I do not mean a Sherlock Holmes mystery that a good detective can solve. Instead, I am referring to the great mysteries ... Continue reading...

Apr 1, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another reflection for our blog. This is focused on John 11: 1-45 for the fifth Sunday of Lent. To learn more about Fr. Michael, click here for information about his next retreat with us. Grief – faith – hope These three words capture one of the core messages of todays’ long, but very human and beautiful gospel story. Jesus restores to life a man named Lazarus. Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha were ... Continue reading...