hope, quiet mornings program
May 28, 2022

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on a different schedule. It occurs each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. (This month there will be no session on Saturday though, due to the Christmas holiday.) Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation. Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d ... Continue reading...

blog, reflection
May 18, 2022

Reaching the one million mark for COVID deaths in the US is not a milestone that anyone wanted to reach. If this news is still weighing heavily on your heart, please take a few quiet moments to light a candle and to pray with us. We hope that it brings comfort for any personal losses that you're enduring.   May the Father of mercies and God of all consolation, pursue you with untiring love, comfort you in your loss ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
May 17, 2022

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on a different schedule. It occurs each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com  for the Zoom invitation. Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d like to carve out time, but could use the support of a structure that is ... Continue reading...

pandemic anniversary
Mar 30, 2022

Many media outlets spoke about the two-year anniversary of the pandemic this month. We were certainly all affected significantly by the pandemic in one way or many ways. As we reflect on this anniversary, we especially hold those in our hearts who lost loved ones to COVID-19. In many ways, it seems like yesterday when we walked out of the Retreat & Conference with some of our belongings, preparing to work from home for a few ... Continue reading...

Biblical love
Feb 13, 2022

Valentine's Day is tomorrow, a day when we celebrate love and share it with others. Named after the many myths surrounding St. Valentine, the common theme is one of love and devotion. Many now refer to the day as a "Hallmark Holiday" yet why not use it as an excuse to share your appreciation for loved ones? Here are a few quotes, poems and a prayer that you may want to share with someone. Love ... Continue reading...

winter blessing
Feb 11, 2022

Today's blessing was shared by presenter Gordon Creamer during last week's Grief Retreat. During these long winter days, it is something we can likely all relate to and embrace. Let's take a few quiet moments, light a candle if you can, and pray these healing words. Blessing for Candlemas & Grief’s Winter Journey May our eyes remain open even in the face of tragedy. May we not become disheartened. May we find in the dissolution of our apathy and denial, the ... Continue reading...

spiritual director, spiritual direction, silent retreat
Jan 28, 2022

In the Midst of Winter Lord, In the midst of Winter, when the days are cold and wind can pierce remind us of the warmth of your love. In the midst of Winter, when days are short, dawn comes late, and dusk arrives early remind us that in the darkness your light still shines. In the midst of Winter, when the flowers of spring still lie hidden in the earth, when leaves are off the trees, and the world ... Continue reading...

gratitude
Oct 27, 2021

Today's blog is a token of gratitude from our wonderful Marketing Manager/Sales Associate, Tessa Newton, and it echoes the thoughts of the rest of our staff too. We're so grateful for you! My office sits squarely across from our Hospitality area on the 2nd floor. I joke that I am the Marketing Manager and Hospitality Room Attendant, as I often overhear guests wondering how to access the hot water, where the ice is, if they can ... Continue reading...

Retreat & Conference Center
Jul 18, 2021

Today is a special day for the Retreat & Conference Center, a day for us to reflect and celebrate! Read this heartfelt reflection from Tessa Newton, our Marketing Manager/Sales Associate to learn about its significance. One year ago today, the Retreat and Conference Center reopened its doors after our temporary pandemic closure. If you are a regular reader, you know that we initially closed for eight weeks but those eight weeks gradually drifted into four months. ... Continue reading...

neighbors, treating others
Jul 14, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers today’s reflection and he shares a great lesson from the pandemic. Fr. Michael will be with us for our August Directed Retreat soon. We have one reservation available for this retreat and you can read more about it by clicking here. Now, let's take a quiet moment to read and reflect. Meeting Others in a Pandemic There is a columnist for Time magazine named Belinda Luscombe. About a year ago, in the midst ... Continue reading...