sisters of bon secours

May 11, 2020

Just Do the Next Right Thing

If you know Sr. Elaine Davia, the area leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, then you know that she definitely has a green thumb. As a nurse practitioner, she also utilizes her knowledge about healthy eating as she plans her gardens. Sr. Elaine provides today's reflection, based on a recent gardening experience. Just Do The Next Right Thing The Saturday before last was beautiful, warm and sunny. So I ventured out with my mask and hand wipes to…

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Sr Elaine David, Sisters of Bon Secours
May 4, 2020

When I Get to Heaven

Linda Mastro provided another insightful reflection for our blog today. She is a retreat presenter at our Center and will be guiding, “Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart”, a women’s retreat next January. Click here to read more about the retreat. Thank you, Linda! When I Get to Heaven          I have many spiritual teachers and guides. Henri Nouwen, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, Joyce Rupp, and Thomas Keating top the list. I recently added John Prine, the folk song writer…

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May 2, 2020

Groundhog Day!

Today's post is another great reflection and meditation from retreat presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. They will be at our Center June 17-21 to present, “Healing Our World One Person at a Time: Discovering How God’s Love Transforms Ourselves, Our Families, Our Communities and Our World”.  To learn more about the retreat and these presenters, please click here. Let’s read Susan’s perspective on how the pandemic aligns with the classic movie, "Groundhog Day". Don't miss the meditation at the…

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April 22, 2020

Celebrating Earth Day from Home

Today is the 50th anniversary of the worldwide recognition of Earth Day. Although it may be difficult for us to feel celebratory under the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, we can still be thankful for the little corner of the earth that we call home. As you're able, make time to take in the beauty of the sky above, feel of the grass beneath you and sound of the breeze around you. If the weather inhibits you, take in the…

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April 16, 2020

Patience

Sr. Elaine Davia, the area leader for the Sisters of Bon Secours, USA, offers today's reflection and a poem as we distance ourselves from our normal routines. Let's take a deep breath and focus on these words of comfort and goals for patience. Our Sisters of Bon Secours in Ireland have a unique name for their need to stay indoors because of the virus. They call it “cocooning”. What a beautiful and hopeful image. The caterpillar inside the cocoon has…

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April 15, 2020

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Sr. Mary Shimo is a Sister of Bon Secours and currently serves on the Leadership Team for the sisters in the United States. For today's post, Sr. Mary offers the following reflection, which she received from the sister's Associate ministry. We are not perfect and this ballad calls us to recognize our brokenness. We (I) am broken in so many ways yet our culture does not allow it, but Our God does allow it and enters into that brokenness with…

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April 14, 2020

What Future Are We Creating?

Linda Mastro is a retreat presenter at our Center and will be guiding, "Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart", a women's retreat next January. Click here to read more about the retreat. Let's take a moment to read this reflection and to ponder the questions that Linda presents about our future during this uncertain time. What future are we creating? “The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to…

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April 6, 2020

The Call to Sabbath

In addition to serving as the Director of the Associates for the Sisters of Bon Secours, Amy Kulesa also leads some of our retreats at the Retreat & Conference Center. She oversees and often facilitates our weekly Centering Prayer sessions and this December she'll be leading a Centering Prayer weekend retreat during the Advent season. You can click here to learn more about her. Let's take a quiet moment to read this reflection by Amy. The Call to Sabbath In…

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