flower bud
Feb 27, 2022

Who We Really Are May our eyes remain open even in the face of tragedy. May we not become disheartened. May we find in the dissolution of our apathy and denial, the cup of the broken heart. May we discover the gift of the fire burning in the inner chamber of our being — burning great and bright enough to transform any poison. May we offer the power of our sorrow to the service of something greater than ourselves. May our guilt not rise up to form yet another defensive wall. May ... Continue reading...

Jesus teaching
Feb 20, 2022

Fr. Michael Schleupner shared the homily below last week and we think our readers will also enjoy his insights. How does it shed light on this passage from Luke for you? And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. Blessed are ... Continue reading...

Feb 2, 2022

Today, we honor the beginning of Black History Month by sharing a poem written long ago by Paul Laurence Dunbar and a brand new poem from the popular Amanda Gorman. Join us this month, as we honor African American poets each Wednesday. How do they inspire you? Please share with us in the comments. Sympathy I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the ... Continue reading...

Bon Secours, welcome
Jan 1, 2021

It's the first day of the New Year. Happy 2021! Today's post comes from the Director of the Retreat & Conference Center, Kevin Cassidy. He reflects on 2020, a very different year than we expected, and focuses on the gratitude that we all share for our friends of the Center! What are you grateful for as you begin the new year? Happy New Year! Is it “happy” because we are so glad that 2020 is behind ... Continue reading...

Jul 17, 2020

Today's reflection is the second in our series of recent summer pictures from the beautiful grounds around the Center. Spend a few moments with each photo and read the quotes that follow as you relax and reconnect with our Creator.                                       “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi   “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because ... Continue reading...