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...

Annie Hisle
Apr 6, 2022

Life Abundantly! In John 10:10, Jesus tells us: “I’ve come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Come spend some time with poets Mary Oliver and Rumi and consider their invitations to abundant living. Guided by Annie Hisle. 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 ... Continue reading...

Gordon Creamer
Mar 18, 2022

Lenten Lunch & Dialogue: The Diary of Jesus Christ (Bill Cain, SJ) The Lenten Season is a fertile time within our faith to not only renew our foundational beliefs but to connect more authentically with the person of Jesus in our lives. With this appreciation, you are invited to join us for a delicious lunch and dialogue about Bill Cain’s recent literary work, The Diary of Jesus Christ. In this insightful text, the author vividly explores ... Continue reading...

angel workshop
Dec 3, 2021

Angel Messages, Meditations, Stories and Prayers How eager Angels are to communicate with us, to surround us with divine light! How present they are when people gather together to learn about the things of God and to pray! Come and enjoy an evening of being with the Angels during this Advent season. We will listen to their encouraging messages, enter into meditations to help us experience their loving presence, and share uplifting Angel stories. You will receive a ... Continue reading...

sprout
Nov 12, 2021

Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind, and spirit. This retreat is perfect for anyone who is ready to make some changes in their life, especially in the areas of prayer, diet ... Continue reading...

relax, reflect, meditate
Nov 3, 2021

Nurturing Restless Hearts What is in your heart? Are you seeking some change of heart? St. Augustine reminds us in his Confessions that “our heart is restless until it rests in you.” Drawing on Scripture and other sources, this day will explore different aspects of a discerning heart: the restless, searching heart, the forgiving heart, the grateful heart. The prophet Joel reminds us “to return to the Lord with our whole heart” (Joel 2:12). Come away ... Continue reading...

women's wellness
Sep 22, 2021

We are excited to host our annual Women's Wellness retreat this weekend and to be able to bring back popular featured speaker, Dr. Veidre Jackson. The theme of this year's retreat is "Peace in the Middle of the Pieces" and this theme in the midst of the pandemic is certainly timely! Please pray for the ladies who are attending this retreat. May they feel joy, relaxation and a sense of the peace in their lives ... Continue reading...

peace
Aug 18, 2021

Earlier this week, Pope Francis urged everyone to hold the people of Haiti and Afghanistan in prayer. The suffering in these countries right now is difficult to comprehend. When referring to the acts of violence by the Taliban, Pope Francis said, “I join in the unanimous worry about the situation in Afghanistan. I ask you to pray along with me to the God of peace so that the clamor of weapons ends and that solutions ... Continue reading...

Jesus, St. Patrick's breastplate
Aug 13, 2021

Sr. Bernie Claps, a Sister of Bon Secours who serves in ministry at the Retreat & Conference Center, recently shared that St. Patrick's Breastplate is one of her favorite prayers. We often only associate it with St. Patrick's Day in March, but it certainly is something that we should carry with us throughout the year. As Sr. Bernie says, "Jesus is always surrounding us with his love and care" and this is a wonderful reminder! ... Continue reading...

only one you
Aug 11, 2021

Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and frequent retreat presenter here at the Center, shared this beautiful poem with us. Never forget that there is only one you!   Among the billions of people on this planet there is only one YOU. There is not another soul on earth who can make the unique contributions that you can. The most wonderful paradox is that the more I choose authenticity-- the truer I am to being myself-- the more easily ... Continue reading...