Breath prayer
Jul 16, 2020

Susan Boruff writes today's reflection and Kathy Anderson follows with a meditation video. Susan and Kathy frequently present retreats at our Center and we look forward to welcoming them back sometime soon. Let's take a few moments to quietly reflect on their thoughts. Let Us Breathe, Let Us Pray By: Susan Boruff And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 My nurse daughter Katherine, who lives in Washington DC, has been working ... Continue reading...

4th of July
Jul 4, 2020

In addition to serving as the Director of the Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, Amy Kulesa also leads some of our retreats at the Retreat & Conference Center. She oversees and often facilitates our weekly Centering Prayer sessions and this December she’ll be leading a Centering Prayer weekend retreat during the Advent season. You can click here to learn more about her. On our national Independence Day, I found this quote and thought it ... Continue reading...

prayer for uncertainty
Jul 3, 2020

No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart. ~ Joyce Rupp During the pandemic and this difficult time of racial injustice, even the most positive people struggle. It's ok. Sometimes we just need to hear that it's ok. We can lay our feelings of being lost and confused at the feet of Jesus. Let's join together in this virtual ... Continue reading...

Jun 23, 2020

God of justice, In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception. Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate ... Continue reading...

pathway to peace
Jun 18, 2020

Today’s reflection comes from our Marketing Manager/Sales Associate, Tessa Newton. Our frequent guests are likely familiar with Tessa and her welcoming, friendly demeanor. She is looking forward to when we can all be back at the Center again. A few weeks ago, I visited the Center to take new summer photos to share on social media. My visit corresponded with the beginning to the protests and unrest regarding social injustices within our communities and country. As ... Continue reading...

black lives matter prayer
Jun 6, 2020

Today's reflection is brought to us by Brenda Nelson. She is the Regional Program Coordinator for the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates in South Carolina and Florida. Brenda shared this with the associates and is extending it to our broader community. Please take a few moments to join us in community as we pray for peace and respect for all. In Pursuit of Justice...Black Lives Matter... All Lives Matter Let's shift our focus from the COVID-19 Virus ... Continue reading...

prayer to end racism
Jun 2, 2020

Today's prayer has been shared by Sr. Mary Shimo. She is a Sister of Bon Secours and serves as the Archivist and also on the US leadership team. We stand with Sr. Mary, in solidarity for racial justice. Please take a moment to pray with us... Sr. Mary says, "This is a prayer that can call us to action, but also to look inside to see where prejudice sits." A Prayer for Racial Justice Peace I ... Continue reading...