weekly blog
Nov 22, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleuper offers another reflection in his series about Pope Francis. Are you familiar with Laudato Si? Fr. Michael shares his thoughts on this letter and and easy way for us to apply these insights to our daily lives. Pope Francis - 4 Dear Friends, In 2015, Pope Francis wrote an encyclical on the earth, our environment – the first encyclical ever written on this topic. (By the way, an encyclical is a long letter that popes ... Continue reading...

chuches closed during pandemic
Nov 8, 2020

Today's blog features Fr. Michael Schleupner's continuation of the Pope Francis series. Although many of us cannot gather in our churches right now, we hope that you feel the community of believers around you and maybe you can even reach out to members of your community today. Pope Francis - 2     Dear Friends, Pope Francis emphasizes faith as a “personal encounter with Jesus Christ.” He is also very clear that this encounter is made possible through the ... Continue reading...

Pope Francis inspiration
Oct 25, 2020

Today's post comes from our friend Fr. Michael Schleupner. Fr. Mike will be with us again next summer for a directed retreat and it's not too early to sign up! Click here to learn more. In the meantime, let's learn more about how we can strengthen our personal encounters with Christ. Pope Francis - 1     Dear Friends, On October 4, our Catholic calendar celebrated the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. This has led me to some ... Continue reading...

heart, labyrinth
Jun 14, 2020

Today, we share the most recent "The Pope Video". Let us prayerfully consider this message from Pope Francis and offer compassion to the world, especially during this uncertain time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMpy05pccM&feature=emb_title   Continue reading...

mary, statue of mary
May 10, 2020

This Mother’s Day is certainly like no other. The pandemic may be forcing you to distance from your mother when you would normally gather together to celebrate. It may be difficult even to feel celebratory in whatever circumstance you are currently living in. Yet, we can still honor our mothers and those who have been like mothers with small gestures. For those who have lost their moms, you may be honoring them by making a favorite ... Continue reading...

helpers during pandemic
May 3, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner is a presenter at our Center and will be with us this summer for our August Directed Retreat. You can click here to learn more. He shares spiritual insights through weekly eNewsletters and graciously shares those with our audience too. Here, he reflects about recent thoughts from Pope Francis and how we can use lessons from scripture to recognize community members during the pandemic. Living Through This These were from an address which the ... Continue reading...

prayer
Mar 24, 2020

Rev. Stephen Wade has been serving as a spiritual director during one of our summer week-long directed retreats for many years. He looks forward to his time at the Center this August 16-22 and he'll also be speaking at our 2021 Valentine's event. Rev. Stephen offers the following prayer by Pope Francis to the Bon Secours community with hope and thanksgiving. We thought it was very fitting to include as our first post. Pray with us...   “Tonight before ... Continue reading...