Father Nicholas Amato
Jul 31, 2022

Who is there that does not want to be happy? But happiness is not so much the goal of a spiritual life, as is joy. And joy is the fruit of a connection, a relationship, with the source of all joy, that is, God. Joy is experiencing God’s presence. In the span of seven days, we will carve out the journey which we are all on, not one just limited to passing happiness, but one ending ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours
May 25, 2022

The Sisters of Bon Secours have traveled from all over the world to begin their Mid-term Assembly at the Retreat & Conference Center today. It's always such a privilege to welcome them home! It is a time for the international congregation to gather for discussion about their mission focus, long term plans and to simply enjoy being in community together. Their theme is “Nurturing the Fire of our Original Call" and each day has a ... Continue reading...

peace
Mar 16, 2022

The Global Sisters Report has been featuring news directly from sisters who are in Ukraine. These first-hand reports offer a new dimension of the reality that everyone in this war-stricken area is facing. Click here to read a recent post. We've included the video below from the same report, taken during the pilgrimage that they reference. Our hearts are heavy, yearning to do more for those suffering. Please pray with us. Peace I leave with you; ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours
Mar 11, 2022

Our series for National Women's History month and International Women's Day continues today. It is also Catholic Sisters Week, so who better to celebrate than our own Sisters of Bon Secours! Are you familiar with this community of women religious that sponsors our Retreat & Conference Center ministry? If not, you're missing out! The Sisters of Bon Secours have a rich history that began with 12 brave women in 1824, after the French Revolution in Paris. ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours, health
Jan 26, 2022

Our Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours. Monday marked their Foundation Day, the day when the first sisters took their vows on January 24, 1824 at the St. Sulpice Church in Paris, France. We are forever grateful for these 12 brave pioneers who formed the community that went on to share their ministry across the world. As we mark this special day, let's learn a little ... Continue reading...

Easter retreat
Apr 21, 2021

Today's reflection comes from Sr. Ji Choi, novice with the Sisters of Bon Secours. Sr. Ji is presenting a variety of retreats at the Center and her next retreat will be held on Friday, May 7. The retreat will focus around the Easter theme, "On the Road to Emmaus". You can learn more about the retreat by clicking here. Let's take a few quiet moments to read Sr. Ji's thoughts about recognizing Jesus' presence in ... Continue reading...

Henri Nouwen, blog
Oct 16, 2020

Today's post was shared by Amy Kulesa, the Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates. Amy is a frequent retreat presenter at our Center too and will be with us for a special Advent weekend retreat in December. You can learn more about it by clicking here. Now, let's take a few quiet moments to read these words from Henri Nouwen about God's love. Knowing God’s heart means consistently, radically, and very concretely to announce ... Continue reading...

Jun 22, 2020

Prayer for Conscience and Courage Loving God, lead us beyond ourselves to care and protect, to nourish and shape, to challenge and energize both the life and the world You have given us. God of light and God of darkness, God of conscience and God of courage lead us through this time of spiritual confusion and public uncertainty. Lead us beyond fear, apathy and defensiveness to new hope in You and to hearts full of faith. Give us the conscience it takes to comprehend what we’re facing, to see what we’re ... Continue reading...

easter reflection, blog
Apr 15, 2020

Sr. Mary Shimo is a Sister of Bon Secours and currently serves on the Leadership Team for the sisters in the United States. For today's post, Sr. Mary offers the following reflection, which she received from the sister's Associate ministry. We are not perfect and this ballad calls us to recognize our brokenness. We (I) am broken in so many ways yet our culture does not allow it, but Our God does allow it and enters ... Continue reading...