mini retreat
Oct 1, 2021

Take some time to celebrate the diverse heritage of the Mystics in our daily lives! Join us for a delicious dinner and dialogue as we explore their personal biographies and the incredible contributions they have made to contemporary spirituality and intentional living. We will consider a few prominent figures from a broad stretch of history and excerpts from their literary works, including Meister Eckhart and Howard Thurman. Grounding our encounter with these mystics in our own ... Continue reading...

summer, week, retreat, vacation
Aug 1, 2021

"Searching for Mary Magdalene" is a week-long retreat wherein Mary Magdalene speaks in her first person voice, inviting us to examine what we know about her, while simultaneously expecting surprises about her long being a "miscast outcast'". You can look forward to challenges throughout a multi-sensory search via: a Magdala Art Gallery, Magdala hometown Archaeology reports, the four canonical Gospels, the non-canonical Gospel of Mary (Magdalene), the Golden Legend, a Magdala musical oratorio, an opera and ... Continue reading...

spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
Jun 27, 2021

Our July directed retreat consists of six days 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. You may also review the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your ... Continue reading...

St. Ignatius, Ignatian way
Apr 30, 2021

Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God? Join us as we explore the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. In anticipation of the upcoming Ignatian Jubilee Year (May 2021-July 2022) 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 ... Continue reading...

Biblical love
Feb 12, 2021

Valentine's Day may look a little different this year. At the Center, we are really missing our annual celebration where married couples are invited to gather for a special dinner, message and vow renewal. Yet, love can still be celebrated. Even a pandemic cannot prevent us from sharing love with others. Thanks to technology, we can easily reach out to distant loved ones too. We can still serve and share God's love to those in ... Continue reading...

Jesus baptism
Jan 13, 2021

Today's post is another wise reflection from Fr. Michael Schleupner. The theme of this week is the baptism of Jesus and his post shares the significance of this moment from scripture. Let's take a moment to learn and to reflect on our baptism or the possibility of baptism if we haven't been baptized. Jesus' Baptism/Our Baptism The baptism of Jesus is an important moment in his life. It marks the beginning of his public ministry. He has ... Continue reading...

Tara Mulder studios
Dec 18, 2020

Today's post comes from Tara Mulder. Tara is one of the friendly faces you may have seen in our Welcome Center. She serves as the Guest Services Coordinator and assists with conference group and retreat reservations. Tara is also a very talented artist. She'll be sharing a follow-up 2020 Christmas card post next week. Let's read about her creative process and Scripture insights used with her Christmas cards. With Every Christmas Card I Write, Part 1 For ... Continue reading...

blog, news from scripture
Dec 13, 2020

Fr. Michael Schleupner, friend of our Center and frequent retreat presenter, shares about the best kind of breaking news on our blog today. Let's take a few quiet moments to read his reflection... Breaking News Today, when we watch the news on TV, we often see the words Breaking News. Breaking News appears when a story is new. It is intended to grab our attention. For example, a few weeks ago, we saw Breaking News when an American ... Continue reading...

Bible on altar
Dec 11, 2020

During the pandemic, when we are bombarded with news of climbing COVID rates, it's difficult not to feel afraid. When we leave our homes, we even have to wear a visible sign of this caution - our face masks. It's easy to become overwhelmed with anxiety this year. So, today we thought it would be good to go back to the basics of our faith. Please take a few quiet moments and prayerfully read some ... 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...