Debra Barton
Dec 31, 2021

Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. -Phil 4:5 Gentleness is a gift we can give to others and ourselves as we journey together into a new year. Beginnings challenge our well-worn pathways and we are invited to claim a different kind of wisdom, even a new direction. And what may seem to be new is actually the wisdom and courage that is already yours through Christ. Gathering for prayer, exploring the spirituality of ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Dec 21, 2021

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our openness, through receptive silence and restful surrender, to God’s action and healing grace. For our one-hour sessions, we will gather to pray together in silence, attentive ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
Dec 7, 2021

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on a different schedule. It occurs each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. (This month there will be no session on Saturday though, due to the Christmas holiday.) Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation. Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Nov 30, 2021

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our openness, through receptive silence and restful surrender, to God’s action and healing grace. For our one-hour sessions, we will gather to pray together in silence, attentive ... Continue reading...

Sisters of Bon Secours, Advent Retreat
Nov 28, 2021

During the first week of Advent, we focus on hope. Let's take a few quiet moments to lift each other up with this prayer of hope as we welcome the season of Advent. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned..." ~Isaiah 9:2 “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope ... Continue reading...

Henri Nouwen, prayer
Oct 15, 2021

Today's post is a prayer by Henri Nouwen. If you are drawn to the spiritual writings of Nouwen, you may want to learn more about our upcoming retreat presented by Wil Hernandez too. Click here to read about the "Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care" retreat that he will guide October 27-31. Now, let's take a few moments of quiet to pray together... “Listen, O Lord, to my prayers. Listen to my desire to be with ... Continue reading...

Wil Hernandez, Henri Nouwen, mere spirituality
Oct 8, 2021

We are excited to have author Wil Hernandez back with us for a retreat at the end of this month. Wil has studied the work of the incredible spiritual writer Henri Nouwen for many years and will be providing rich insights into spirituality and spiritual accompaniment during his "Henri Nouwen: Master of Soul Care" retreat (click here to learn more). Nouwen still inspires the world of spiritual seekers with his wisdom in writing. We're including ... Continue reading...

thankful for creation
Jul 2, 2021

Joy Aker, another spiritual director on this week's Directed Retreat, shared a beautiful opening reflection and prayer with the retreat group last Sunday. We're including a portion of it here for you to use during your personal meditation time too. Maybe it can serve as a mini-retreat for you today? As We Begin our Retreat We Quiet Ourselves & Pray Into the quiet God calls you Calls you each by name Into the quiet God calls you Enter God's dwelling God's ... Continue reading...

Jun 9, 2021

Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates, shares this beautiful poem from John Donahue about prayer. Does it stir an image of prayer in your mind? Do you have a favorite space for prayer? Maybe a favorite spot at our Center? Share with us, if you'd like, in the comments. Prayer sets our feet at large in the pastures of promise. When you pray, the submerged eternal melody in the clay of your heart rises ... Continue reading...

butterfly
Jun 4, 2021

How are you adjusting as the world is slowly easing COVID restrictions? Do you find yourself back in a hectic pace of life once again? While many of us used the slower pace of pandemic life to focus on our spirituality, we may be finding it hard to find that spark again as we juggle renewed commitments. If it's difficult to tune out the outside world and listen to the still, small voice of the ... Continue reading...