Courage retreat
Aug 27, 2022

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. ~Aristotle Living an authentic life and being a person of integrity takes courage. We need it for the smallest acts of truth telling and the biggest commitments. Through reflection and prayer, we’ll look closely at this first of human qualities. We will explore what it means and name our own people of courage. These processes will guide us in uncovering the ... Continue reading...

silent retreat, Advent, waiting
Apr 1, 2022

Mary DeTurris Poust presented a virtual Lenten retreat last month and shared a beautiful guided meditation with the guests. We're happy to share this with our readers too. Please see below. So, let's take a deep breath and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pWDC3iOYNU Continue reading...

homily, religious blog
Mar 20, 2022

Amy Kulesa will be guiding "On the Verge of Transformation," a special Lenten retreat on the weekend of Palm Sunday. Click here to learn more about the retreat. She is also the Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and recently shared this poignant reflection. How does it inspire and comfort you? Your Cross is You “Remember, you are only an instrument.  Not yours to decide how or when or where you act.  I plan all ... 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...

joy, shake it off
Feb 4, 2022

Today's blog is written by retreat presenter Andrea Springer. She offers a great reminder to help us deal with things that get under our skin. What techniques do you use to cope with life's irritations? Andrea will be with us for a day retreat this August and it will be added to our website soon. Stay tuned to learn more about this inspiring day, which will be themed around 'courage'. Now, let's take a few ... Continue reading...

Fr. Michael homily
Dec 22, 2021

Fr. Michael Schleupner offers another blog today with a powerful visual analogy about a familiar Advent reading from Scripture. Does this image resonate with you, inspiring you with hope, humility, truthfulness and patience? Sideling Mountain A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, ... Continue reading...

silent retreat, Advent, waiting
Dec 10, 2021

Is this season of waiting difficult for you to grasp and appreciate? Today's post by retreat presenter and gifted writer, Mary DeTurris Poust, may resonate with you. An Unlikely Advent Journey For the longest time, I considered myself more of a Lent person than an Advent person. The journey through the desert felt familiar, the three-prong practice of fasting, prayer and charity was concrete and easy to grasp. As I age, I find myself learning to love ... Continue reading...

Dr. Robert Wicks, healing
May 28, 2021

Today's post is a short reflection about faith from Dr. Robert Wicks. Dr. Wicks is a popular speaker and author who shares his expertise in psychology and spirituality. He will be with us this fall for a day retreat, "Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart: Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times" (click here to read more). Throughout the pandemic, many of us have hung onto our faith on a deeper level to cope with ... Continue reading...

spiritual life
May 21, 2021

Mary DeTurris Poust, retreat presenter and author, shares today's inspiring reflection. We look forward to her first retreat at our Center at the end of June, "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved". You can click here to learn more. If you're feeling 'stuck' in your spiritual life you may want to speak with a spiritual director too. Sr. Bernadette Claps, CBS, meets with spiritual seekers at our Center and you can reach out to her via email at ... Continue reading...

Feast of St. Joseph
Mar 19, 2021

Today's post is another from Sr. Ji Choi, novice with the Sisters of Bon Secours. Sr. Ji is enjoying her time in ministry within retreat services and has been offering Stations of the Cross mini-retreats on Friday afternoons. She'll be hosting the last one next Friday. Click here to read more about this free retreat! Now, let's take a few quiet moments to read her reflection on this special feast day... Prayer to Saint Joseph March 19th ... Continue reading...