prayer

January 20, 2023

Making All Things New

Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind, and spirit. This retreat is perfect for anyone who is ready to make some changes in their life, especially in the areas of prayer, diet and exercise. The New Year…

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sprout
January 13, 2023

Winter Directed Retreat, 3-night stay

Begin the new year by focusing on your path ahead and tuning into God’s voice. Our winter directed retreat consists of two whole days (3-night stay) of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer, the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms,…

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directed retreat, catholic directed retreat
December 30, 2022

A New Year Examen – Giving & Receiving

“The universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.” – Deepak Chopra The approach of a new year naturally invites reflection. This can feel both welcoming and a bit daunting. Using variations of the Ignatian spiritual practices of the Examen and Lectio Divina, along with…

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New year's eve retreat
December 7, 2022

Advent Friends Day of Prayer

Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. A speaker will give a morning presentation themed around Advent. Mass will be held in the chapel, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch, and then there will be an afternoon presentation. Free time will…

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advent, advent season, friends day, weekday retreat
December 3, 2022

Grief Retreat

Disappointments in love, even betrayals and losses, serve the soul at the very moment they seem in life to be tragedies. The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity. We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life. ~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul This retreat will explore the nature of the spiritual journey that has brought you to this place of wilderness. You will learn more…

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beautiful scenery
December 2, 2022

Waiting in Expectant Silence

Listen, listen, wait in silence, Listening… For the One, from whom all mercy flows. During the holy season of Advent, we are a waiting people. Just as the Jewish people of the 1st century awaited the long-expected Messiah and still, in our day, look for Messiah’s coming, those who accept Jesus as the fulfillment of this promise, spend the four weeks before Christmas in joyful expectancy each year. At this start of Advent, we gather to reflect on what waiting…

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Advent retreat
November 18, 2022

Lunch & Dialogue: Encountering the Mystics

Take some time to celebrate the diverse heritage of the Mystics in our daily lives! Join us for a delicious lunch and dialogue as we explore their personal biographies and the incredible contributions they have made to contemporary spirituality and intentional living. In this gathering, we will specifically consider both Native American and Celtic mysticism, their overlapping and diverging principles, and certain notable figures who embody each tradition’s rich teachings. Grounding our encounter with these mystics in our personal experiences,…

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mystics, Native American, Celtic
November 10, 2022

Ignatian Spirituality 3-Night Retreat

Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God? Join us as we explore the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Our retreat will explore some of the key aspects of the spirituality which flowed out of the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who was declared the Patron Saint of retreats by Pope Pius XI in 1922. This retreat will introduce participants to Ignatian methods of prayer, such as the Daily Examen. Guests will…

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St. Ignatius
November 2, 2022

Friends Day of Prayer: Sr. Ann Belmonte

Surprising God, we thank you! Have you ever thought about God as a God of surprises? Come and learn about those in Scripture who were surprised by God. Reflect on how God has surprised you in life. With grateful hearts, together let us give thanks to the God of surprises. Please bring your life stories about the God of surprises, your Bible and a journal. Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the…

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Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours
October 9, 2022

Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute – Introductory Session 1

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This will be the 5th cohort of students within our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student's understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for students to experience the…

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religions, interfaith