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June 8, 2022

A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Pentecost was celebrated on Sunday, the day that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and followers of Jesus Christ. May you feel the Spirit around you as we celebrate this incredible gift through prayer and song. A Prayer to the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit, You are God. I praise you because you are holy, and I thank you for dwelling in my heart. Thank you for working in my life. You guided me into salvation, renewed…

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August 13, 2021

St. Patrick’s Breastplate

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! May you have a moment…

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May 26, 2021

A Prayer for Pentecost

On Sunday, we celebrated Pentecost - the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the followers of Jesus. As we continue to invite the Holy Spirit to be with us, we share this beautiful prayer. Please take a few quiet moments in prayer with us. If you're able, share your intention with us in the comments. Pentecost Prayer by Joan Chittister, OSB The Holy Spirit embodies the life force of the universe, the power of God, the animating energy present…

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December 27, 2020

Silent Night

We hope that you're enjoying this time of Christmas. If you are feeling lonely, due to the many restrictions in place right now, we hope that this can assure you of the One who can see us through even the darkest of pandemic days. Fr. Michael Schleupner shares this reflection on "Silent Night" and we have shared a prayer about God's Presence too. May you feel that Presence today and always, enjoying the quiet reflection of that silent night. Silent…

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October 21, 2020

Changes

Susan Boruff offers another reflection for our blog today. She speaks of the wisdom of the late Fr. Thomas Keating and how we can implement the silence and science of meditation into our daily lives. We've added a brief YouTube video about his life and prayer at the end of today's post. Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. Please read along... Changes   By: Susan Boruff "Your relationship with God, others, yourself, and all creation keeps changing for…

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