Year of St. Joseph
Oct 9, 2021

Pope Francis proclaimed this year to be a “Year of Saint Joseph”, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”) recalling the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. This letter was written against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. He says the pandemic has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every ... Continue reading...

Edwina Gateley, spiritual retreat, soul sisters
Jul 30, 2021

The whole world is facing global problems at this time in our history: Climate change, increasing economic poverty, pollution, violence and now a very frightening pandemic: Covid-19. Given so many challenges and fears, we are also struggling with our faith. Where is God? Where is hope in all of this? In this virtual presentation, we will explore our invitation to deepen our faith during these very painful and challenging times. There will be time for reflection, small group ... Continue reading...

grief, grief retreat
Jun 13, 2021

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in the Pandemic The concept of grieving the loss of a loved one as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique. Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic struck and grieving as we know has changed in innumerable ways. We are now ... Continue reading...

grief, grief retreat
Jun 12, 2021

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in the Pandemic The concept of grieving the loss of a loved one as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique. Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic struck and grieving as we know has changed in innumerable ways. We are now ... Continue reading...

Year of St. Joseph
Jun 5, 2021

Pope Francis proclaimed this year to be a “Year of Saint Joseph”, in his Apostolic Letter Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”) recalling the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. This letter was written against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. He says the pandemic has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
Jun 1, 2021

Due to the pandemic, 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 jmcahoon@in-spirited.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 ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
May 18, 2021

Due to the pandemic, 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 jmcahoon@in-spirited.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 ... Continue reading...

blog, risen Christ
Apr 25, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another wise reflection today. Let's read his thoughts about lessons from failed expectations. Great Expectations When I was in high school, I remember reading the classic novel Great Expectations; it was written by Charles Dickens. I imagine that many of us have read this somewhere along the way. In the story, a young woman named Miss Havisham is about to be married. All the preparations for the wedding have been made. On the day ... Continue reading...

spring, pansies
Apr 14, 2021

Today's blog comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events at the Center. Let's read her thoughts about one of spring's early booms. One of my favorite things about spring is the flowers. Daffodils and tulips are my absolute favorite flowers. Their cheery blooms brighten any day, breaking us from winter's dreariness. There's another flower that I have to give a lot of credit to though, the pansy. Over the years, I've planted them around ... Continue reading...

St. Patricks Day
Mar 17, 2021

Today's reflection comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events. Let's read her unique reflection about this festive day. Happy St. Patrick's Day! That fun-filled greeting now has new meaning to me. Last year at the Retreat & Conference Center, as we had for many years before, I was looking forward to another fun St. Patrick's Day event, held on the Sunday before the upcoming weekday holiday. As that date approached though, growing concerns ... Continue reading...