New year's eve retreat
Dec 30, 2022

“The universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.” – Deepak Chopra The approach of a new year naturally invites reflection. This can feel both welcoming and a bit daunting. Using variations of the Ignatian spiritual practices of the Examen and ... Continue reading...

new year prayers
Jan 7, 2022

During last Friday's New Year's Eve retreat, presenter Debra Donnelly-Barton shared the following prayer in the closing session. It's a prayer that we can all carry with us into the new year. Another prayer of hope follows. Take a few quiet moments to pray with us... Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You. Christ of the mysteries, I trust You to be stronger ... Continue reading...

Happy New Year
Jan 2, 2022

As we close out 2021, a year that was difficult for many, we invite you to intentionally summon the blessings and gratitude for the positive moments. The following reflection was included in a Christmas greeting from one of our retreat presenters and we thought it summarized well our wishes for you too. Let's step into the new year with love and cling to hope for the future... Love - to be the north star in my ... Continue reading...

Dec 31, 2021

Happy New Year! Thank you for allowing me to take a few minutes of your time to reflect and share my appreciation. As I write this, there are so many on the front lines that are continuing to battle and brave the risks to take care of those in need. We certainly appreciate the daily, recurring commitment of so many unheralded heroes. Many others are lending an ear, or extending a hand to those in need, ... Continue reading...

grief retreat
Jan 29, 2021

Today's post is a reflection by retreat presenter, Andrea Springer. She shares wisdom about hope from the 2020 New Year's Eve retreat held at our Center. As we close this first month of the new year and continue to deal with the weight of the pandemic, let's revive our hope today. Hope: A Renewable Resource On New Year’s Eve a small group gathered on the threshold of 2020 and 2021 to both reflect back and look ahead. ... Continue reading...

Bon Secours, welcome
Jan 1, 2021

It's the first day of the New Year. Happy 2021! Today's post comes from the Director of the Retreat & Conference Center, Kevin Cassidy. He reflects on 2020, a very different year than we expected, and focuses on the gratitude that we all share for our friends of the Center! What are you grateful for as you begin the new year? Happy New Year! Is it “happy” because we are so glad that 2020 is behind ... Continue reading...

Debra Barton
Dec 30, 2020

Our last post of the year comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events at the Center. Let's read her perspective on a rosy (or yellow!) side of 2020. In gratitude for 2020 "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." ~Col. 3:15 My 10-year-old and I were shopping at Target a few weeks ago. We wandered into the junior's clothing section, an ... Continue reading...