advent, advent season, friends day, weekday retreat
Dec 7, 2022

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 ... Continue reading...

Retreat and Conference Center, Bon Secours
Nov 2, 2022

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 ... Continue reading...

Cancer Survivors Retreat
Oct 1, 2022

Cancer, no matter how long or serious the battle, changes us. We encounter challenges we hoped we’d never face, we experience blessings we never imagined. Spend the day with cancer survivors, and thrivers, Terhea Furr and Tara Mulder as they invite you to process your cancer survivorship with candor, humor, and God’s tender mercies. Their own stories will have you rolling with laughter and drawing on strength from Scripture. The retreat day will include presentations, ... Continue reading...

Carol deLaski, women, day retreat
Sep 22, 2022

Discover Your Strengths ~ Your Unique Gifts from God You are a unique, strong, resilient woman who has been given special talents from your Creator. Yet, you are human, which means you (and the rest of us) experience doubt, stress, and fear. On the surface, being strong may look like ‘having it all together’. But that’s not the case; it means being connected to an inner source of strength that guides us. Managing stress and doubt begins ... Continue reading...

spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
Jun 12, 2022

Our June 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...

God in all things
May 15, 2022

Today's post comes from Fr. Michael Schleupner, friend of and frequent presenter/spiritual director for the Center. Fr. Michael shared this homily last week and we're grateful to be able to share it with you now. Do you follow Jesus by practicing simplicity and grace? Share with us. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch ... Continue reading...

Retreat & Conference Center
May 6, 2022

Kevin Cassidy, the Director of the Retreat & Conference Center, shared this reflection in our weekly planning meeting last week. Our staff takes the mission of bringing 'healing hospitality' to heart, so this really resonated with us. We hope that you find this same sense of welcome during your visits to the Center too! Let mutual love continue, and do not forget to offer hospitality to strangers, for by doing this some have entertained angels without ... Continue reading...

hope, resurrection
Apr 24, 2022

Today's post comes from one of our frequent retreat presenters, Fr. Michael Schleupner. Let's read his timely insight about hope from the resurrection and how we can carry it with us today, even as we hear of more devastating news each day. Easter Hope Dear Friends, With the Russian invasion of Ukraine and all the human tragedy happening there, this Easter turns my inner spirit to hope. Easter, the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection, inspires hope in me. I see ... Continue reading...

Easter, Easter praise
Apr 17, 2022

Happy Easter! We hope that you are filled with joy of the resurrection of Jesus today and always. Alleluia! Do not be afraid; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. ~Matthew 28:5-6 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live," ~John 11:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rmmsrbX9_4     Continue reading...

Jesus, followers
Apr 8, 2022

Fr. Michael Schleupner shares last Sunday's homily with us today, opening with a little humor in to convey an important lesson from Jesus. Let's take a few quiet moments to meditate on this passage from Scripture today. 5th Sunday in Lent, Cycle C Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area and all the people started coming to him, and he sat down and taught them. ... Continue reading...