Paula D'Arcy, silent retreat, catholic retreat
Jun 22, 2022

This writer's retreat is designed for beginners, seasoned writers and those who simply want to better communicate through words. Our days together will include  morning presentations about writing, fast writing exercises (prompts), the reading of those writings and dialogue. After lunch there will be three hours to complete a writing assignment, and have time for walking, rest, and personal reflection. In late afternoon we'll gather to continue writing exercises, reading of assignments and more question ... Continue reading...

Advent, hope
Dec 3, 2021

In this season of waiting, breathe in life. Life of the One who created all things, whose image we bear. In this season of waiting, breathe in love. Love of the One who gave a precious Son to live as one of us. In this season of waiting breathe in peace. Peace of the One who calmed the sea and quiets the tumult of our souls. In this season of waiting breathe in hope. Hope that the One for whom we wait is indeed making all things whole.   by Christine Sine from godspace-msa.com Offered by Dora ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours, Advent Retreat
Nov 28, 2021

During the first week of Advent, we focus on hope. Let's take a few quiet moments to lift each other up with this prayer of hope as we welcome the season of Advent. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned..." ~Isaiah 9:2 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope ... Continue reading...

veterans day, prayer
Nov 10, 2021

In recognition of tomorrow's Veterans Day, we pray for all of those who have served our country. Let us recognize their great sacrifices and hold onto our hopes of peace. Prayer for Our Veterans Loving God, We ask for blessings on all those who have served their country in the armed forces. We ask for healing for the Veterans who have been wounded, in body and soul, in conflicts around the globe. We pray especially for the ... Continue reading...

Laudato Si
Oct 24, 2021

Sr. Ji Choi shares today's blog, focusing on Pope Francis' encyclical and a mission that we should all share. Let's prayerfully read, watch a beautiful video and let God guide us to take steps of our own to care for our home. Our common home, the creation of God Every creature belongs to the Earth community and the entire community belongs to our Creator. A Greek word for this Earth community is oikos…. Our common home, the Earth belongs to ... Continue reading...

women's wellness
Sep 22, 2021

We are excited to host our annual Women's Wellness retreat this weekend and to be able to bring back popular featured speaker, Dr. Veidre Jackson. The theme of this year's retreat is "Peace in the Middle of the Pieces" and this theme in the midst of the pandemic is certainly timely! Please pray for the ladies who are attending this retreat. May they feel joy, relaxation and a sense of the peace in their lives ... Continue reading...

mourning, prayer for mourning
Sep 8, 2021

Jackie Antkowiak, spiritual director and dear friend of the Retreat & Conference Center, passed away peacefully on Sunday. She began serving on directed retreats in 2018 and truly touched all whom she encountered with her sweet, gentle spirit. Jackie's directees always shared their immense gratitude for her daily guidance during these retreats. She had an incredible way of making everyone feel comfortable right away. One of her recent directees commented, "Jackie is one of the ... Continue reading...

peace
Aug 18, 2021

Earlier this week, Pope Francis urged everyone to hold the people of Haiti and Afghanistan in prayer. The suffering in these countries right now is difficult to comprehend. When referring to the acts of violence by the Taliban, Pope Francis said, “I join in the unanimous worry about the situation in Afghanistan. I ask you to pray along with me to the God of peace so that the clamor of weapons ends and that solutions ... Continue reading...

we are one
Aug 6, 2021

Today's prayer comes from Sr. Bernie Claps, Manager of Spiritual Care and Mission at our Center and also the Sisters of Bon Secours Formation Director. She recently read this during her evening prayer time and she wanted to share it with our community too. May we remember the big things today. Thank you, Sr. Bernie! Keep me, oh God, from all pettiness; let us be large in thought, in word, in deed. Let us be done with fault-finding and leave ... Continue reading...

scripture, Jesus
Jun 27, 2021

Our faithful blogger, Fr. Michael Schleupner, offers today's reflection which he offered as a homily last Sunday. Let's take a few moments to read his words that describe the setting so well, letting our mind wander into the scripture. Scripture reference: Job 38:1,8-11 The Lord answers Job's complaints. Psalm 107:23-24,25-26,28-29,30-31 A song of praise to God for rescue 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 Those in Christ are a new creation. Mark 4:35-41 Jesus calms the storm. The Wind and the Waves The location of today’s gospel event is ... Continue reading...