sisters of bon secours

July 17, 2022

Silent Directed Retreat – July

Our July directed retreat consists of five whole days (6-night stay) 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, 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 awareness of and response to God.…

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directed retreat
June 24, 2022

Be free

We are thrilled to welcome back spiritual author Paula D'Arcy, who has been leading a writing retreat at our Center this week. During this sold-out retreat, Paula is guiding our guests in writing, refining a tool to deepen their spirituality. So, today we reflect on a some of her words and invite you to continue this meditation by visiting the monthly reflection page on her website too. "How you approach something determines what you will see." "Truth has to fall…

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Paula D'Arcy
June 22, 2022

Where is the beauty in your world?

Today's post comes from Mary DeTurris Poust, spiritual writer and presenter (click here to visit her website). She has provided inspiring retreats at our Center and we look forward to having her back next year too. In the meantime, we're so grateful that she's sharing some of her reflections with our blog audience. Let's read her thoughts about taking a small moment to be still and appreciate the world around us. Where is the beauty in your world? As I…

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prayer, fear not
June 12, 2022

Silent Directed Retreat – June

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 awareness of and response to…

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spiritual direction, directed retreat, silent retreat
May 27, 2022

Praying for Healing & Change

Words are difficult to find after the shooting in Texas this week. We share this prayer from our health system and quotes passed along from the Sisters of Bon Secours. To learn more about the ongoing efforts of the sisters to end violence, please click here. Pray with us. Act with us. A prayer for healing and change Loving and merciful God, our hearts are broken. Our anger, frustration and sadness are overwhelming. We are crushed by this tragedy and…

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Fr. Michael Schleupner
May 25, 2022

Welcome! Bienvenida! Bienvenue!

The Sisters of Bon Secours have traveled from all over the world to begin their Mid-term Assembly at the Retreat & Conference Center today. It's always such a privilege to welcome them home! It is a time for the international congregation to gather for discussion about their mission focus, long term plans and to simply enjoy being in community together. Their theme is “Nurturing the Fire of our Original Call" and each day has a specific sub theme that includes:…

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Sisters of Bon Secours
April 22, 2022

Celebrating Earth Day & Caring for Creation

Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and today, 52 years later, we still have much to do to save our planet. How are you marking this day? Why not spend part of your day outdoors, appreciating nature, or researching new ways that you can care for our earth? If you'd like to know more about the Sisters of Bon Secours' ecological actions, please visit their Justice, Peace & Integrity committee's site here. Please write in…

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Earth Day
April 13, 2022

Prayers for Holy Thursday

Tomorrow marks the beginning of a very special, sacred time at the Retreat & Conference Center, our Easter Triduum Retreat. Nearly 40 guests will gather for this silent retreat, punctuated by inspiring retreat presentations and dialogue, quiet time in private prayer, and poignant liturgies. After a 2-year hiatus, we are thrilled to be able to host the Triduum for our guests and sisters. Please pray for our leaders who have put so much planning into the retreat and liturgies. Members…

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Holy Thursday
March 25, 2022

Praying for Women Around the World

For our last blog of the Women's History Month and International Women's Day series, we ask you to pause and reflect on the leaders you have admired and in your own lives. Pray for women across the world. Thank them for their contributions to equality and justice, whether it be headline worthy or quietly within their own communities. Honor those special women have impacted your life and share about it in the comments too. A Prayer for Women Leaders Around…

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Women's History Month
March 20, 2022

Your Cross is You

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 that. Make yourself…

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homily, religious blog