Sisters of Bon Secours
May 25, 2022

The Sisters of Bon Secours have traveled from all over the world to begin their Mid-term Assembly at the Retreat & Conference Center today. It's always such a privilege to welcome them home! It is a time for the international congregation to gather for discussion about their mission focus, long term plans and to simply enjoy being in community together. Their theme is “Nurturing the Fire of our Original Call" and each day has a ... Continue reading...

prayer for peace
May 20, 2022

Today, we share Pope Francis' Prayer for Peace. As we approach the two month mark of the war in Ukraine, our hearts continue to ache as we watch the images of devastation and loss each day on the news. Will you join us in prayer? Lord God of peace, hear our prayer! We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our ... Continue reading...

pandemic anniversary
Mar 30, 2022

Many media outlets spoke about the two-year anniversary of the pandemic this month. We were certainly all affected significantly by the pandemic in one way or many ways. As we reflect on this anniversary, we especially hold those in our hearts who lost loved ones to COVID-19. In many ways, it seems like yesterday when we walked out of the Retreat & Conference with some of our belongings, preparing to work from home for a few ... Continue reading...

Joan of Arc
Feb 6, 2022

Today's reflection shares some exciting news from retreat presenter Mary DeTurris Poust! We're happy to share that she'll have more time to presenter retreats at our Center in the future! How does her news push you to reflect on what you're born to do? Have you be quieting that 'still small voice' or are you actively listening? Knowing — and doing — what we’re born to do by Mary DeTurris Poust on January 7, 2022 Hanging on my ... Continue reading...

Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 24, 2021

In anticipation of tomorrow's holiday, we are offering a few prayers that you may find helpful in your celebration. The first prayer can be used if you are gathering with loved ones and another that can be used even if you are marking the occasion alone. No matter what the holiday looks like, God has given us abundant blessings! May you be able to focus on those gifts today and always. Crowded With Gratitude Lord God, Our hearts ... Continue reading...

Retreat & Conference Center
Jul 18, 2021

Today is a special day for the Retreat & Conference Center, a day for us to reflect and celebrate! Read this heartfelt reflection from Tessa Newton, our Marketing Manager/Sales Associate to learn about its significance. One year ago today, the Retreat and Conference Center reopened its doors after our temporary pandemic closure. If you are a regular reader, you know that we initially closed for eight weeks but those eight weeks gradually drifted into four months. ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours, Advent Retreat
Dec 2, 2020

During the first week of Advent, we focus on hope. This theme is likely even more poignant to you this year. Hope is something that we are clinging to amidst the pandemic. Let's take a few quiet moments to lift each other up with this prayer of hope as we welcome the season of Advent. “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by ... Continue reading...

Aug 26, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton has graciously shared her Summer Meditations with our blog and today's post is the last in this series. Let's take a few moments to contemplatively read her reflection and then maybe take time to be outdoors, recognizing this deep sense of Presence. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations Earth's Wild Wisdom The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is that I am not alone and unacknowledged. ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
Aug 16, 2020

As we deal with effects of the pandemic, effects that we never anticipated would endure so long, the world around us can feel very heavy. If you're feeling weighed down by everything today, we hope that this prayer will remind you to lean on the Light. Let this Presence scatter the darkness...   Let Your Light Shine As the sun rises, Lord, Let your light shine on me. Destroy the darkness about me, Scatter the darkness before me, Disperse ... Continue reading...

Sr Elaine David, Sisters of Bon Secours
May 11, 2020

If you know Sr. Elaine Davia, the area leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, then you know that she definitely has a green thumb. As a nurse practitioner, she also utilizes her knowledge about healthy eating as she plans her gardens. Sr. Elaine provides today's reflection, based on a recent gardening experience. Just Do The Next Right Thing The Saturday before last was beautiful, warm and sunny. So I ventured out with my mask and ... Continue reading...