Sep 16, 2022

Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting automatically. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, non-judgmentally, and with compassion. Paying attention to ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Jun 28, 2022

Held in person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2pm and on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-8pm. For these in-person sessions, registration is required and preferred in advance. If you have not registered in advance, please arrive early so that you can register at our Welcome Center. (Virtual Zoom sessions will be the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month from 1-2pm. Register by emailing facilitator Amy Kulesa at Amy_Kulesa@bshsi.org.) Centering Prayer is a form ... 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...

caregiver's retreat
Sep 12, 2021

As one of our caregiver retreats approaches this Saturday, we thought some of our readers may appreciate this beautiful prayer that was shared on the Sisters of Providence of Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods website. Our caregiver retreats are a special time to enjoy a delicious lunch with other caregivers, share and to be guided by a wonderful presenter, Gordon Creamer. Click here to learn more about this afternoon retreat. We hope this prayer offers peace and encouragement to ... Continue reading...

catholic, lectio divina
Jul 11, 2021

Today we are sharing another reflection by Sisters of Bon Secours novice, Sr. Ji Choi. Beginning this Friday, Sr. Ji will be hosting a weekly time for Lectio Divina or Bible Mediation, prior to Mass. If you're not familiar with Lectio Divina, read below to learn more. Sr. Ji will guide this free group mini-retreat and we hope to see you at the Center for a session soon! What is Lectio Divina? It must be one of ... Continue reading...

come, Lord
Jul 2, 2021

Joy Aker, another spiritual director on this week's Directed Retreat, shared a beautiful opening reflection and prayer with the retreat group last Sunday. We're including a portion of it here for you to use during your personal meditation time too. Maybe it can serve as a mini-retreat for you today? As We Begin our Retreat We Quiet Ourselves & Pray Into the quiet God calls you Calls you each by name Into the quiet God calls you Enter God's dwelling God's ... Continue reading...