Jun 25, 2021

Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved: Learning to See Ourselves Through God’s Eyes So often we imagine that in order to be loved we must become better, different, perfect. But what if the things we think need to be “fixed” in order to make us more lovable – flaws and weaknesses, mistakes and sins – are the very things that make us beautiful in our own way? In this retreat, we will use Psalm 139 as a touchstone and will ... Continue reading...

religions, interfaith
Apr 25, 2021

Intensive Training Program for those Interested in Spiritual Direction Course Description and Goals: This is the 4th group of students within our Introduction to the Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute program. 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 ... Continue reading...

women's retreat
Mar 12, 2021

This weekend retreat has been created for our Bon Secours Spiritual Direction Institute graduates. This retreat is about renewal: renewal of friendships, renewal of your energy for spiritual direction, and renewal of your own spiritual life. There will be time for informal sharing. If you choose, you can submit a case study for the input of your peers. And the lecture time will be meant to feed your soul, this time about “Spirituality and Creation.” And ... Continue reading...

St. Ignatius, Ignatian way
Feb 20, 2021

In his autobiography, St. Ignatius of Loyola called himself "the pilgrim." What do pilgrims do? They walk! Did you know that it's easy to add prayer to your exercise by Prayer Walking? Come join us as we introduce you to both prayer walking and to St. Ignatius' Rules for Eating, found in his Spiritual Exercises. Yes, Ignatius was offering eating tips 500 years ago! Bring a comfortable pair of shoes, and if you have any ... Continue reading...

Divine love
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...

butterfly emerging
Apr 16, 2020

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 ... Continue reading...