religions, interfaith
Oct 9, 2022

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This will be the 5th cohort of students within our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute. Our first week-long course is an introduction and overview of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the student's understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to beginning to develop the basic skills necessary for this ministry. Classes will involve role-plays, opportunities for ... Continue reading...

labyrinth, prayer life, labyrinth retreat
Sep 10, 2022

We are all making decisions everyday. Some are small and others much larger, but all are important. We'll spend our day looking at St. Ignatius's time-tested and practical approach to making good decisions in all areas of our lives.  The retreat will include presentations, group discussion and personal reflection time. Lunch is included. Guided by Paul Gallagher. Paul Gallagher, D.Min. is a longtime faith formation leader in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and also serves as a ... Continue reading...

Father Nicholas Amato
Jul 31, 2022

Who is there that does not want to be happy? But happiness is not so much the goal of a spiritual life, as is joy. And joy is the fruit of a connection, a relationship, with the source of all joy, that is, God. Joy is experiencing God’s presence. In the span of seven days, we will carve out the journey which we are all on, not one just limited to passing happiness, but one ending ... Continue reading...

spiritual director, spiritual direction, retreat center
May 15, 2022

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: This final week of the spiritual direction training program will focus on case studies, which the students will bring from their own, initial practice of spiritual direction. ... Continue reading...

spiritual life
May 21, 2021

Mary DeTurris Poust, retreat presenter and author, shares today's inspiring reflection. We look forward to her first retreat at our Center at the end of June, "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved". You can click here to learn more. If you're feeling 'stuck' in your spiritual life you may want to speak with a spiritual director too. Sr. Bernadette Claps, CBS, meets with spiritual seekers at our Center and you can reach out to her via email at ... Continue reading...

spring, pansies
Apr 14, 2021

Today's blog comes from Jen Murphy, Manager of Retreats & Events at the Center. Let's read her thoughts about one of spring's early booms. One of my favorite things about spring is the flowers. Daffodils and tulips are my absolute favorite flowers. Their cheery blooms brighten any day, breaking us from winter's dreariness. There's another flower that I have to give a lot of credit to though, the pansy. Over the years, I've planted them around ... Continue reading...

Sep 20, 2020

Upon opening Sr. Joyce Rupp's "Anchors for the Soul" daily reflection book, this prayer spoke to us. This weekend, many ladies have been at the Center for our annual Women's Wellness retreat and have been invited to use a few special places for private prayer, as well as many beautiful spots outdoors. We hope that they received many blessings from the retreat and connecting with divine love... Connecting with Divine Love What happens in our prayer time will ... Continue reading...

Sr Elaine David, Sisters of Bon Secours
May 11, 2020

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 ... Continue reading...

Spirit, Holy Spirit, spirituality during pandemic
Apr 30, 2020

Fr. Phil Cover is a longtime friend of Bon Secours and has presented many retreats, as well as facilitated many group conferences at the Center. Fr. Phil will be with us this summer for a directed retreat and we look forward to seeing him then! Let's take a quiet moment to reflect on Fr. Phil's point of view during the pandemic... Being Moved Beyond Where We Are The Coronavirus pandemic has in many respects turned our ... Continue reading...

space for grace reflection
Apr 19, 2020

Today’s post comes is the second from retreat presenters Susan Boruff and Kathy Anderson. They will be at our Center June 17-21 and this retreat theme is “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 take a moment to breathe as we read Susan’s post. There is also a ... Continue reading...