Dr. Robert Wicks, healing
Aug 21, 2021

The Simple Care of a Hopeful Heart ~ Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times ~ One of the greatest gifts we can share with others is a sense of our own peace. However, we can’t share what we don’t have. By discussing psychological and spiritual approaches to maintaining a healthy perspective and enhancing resilience, Dr. Wicks, an expert on the prevention of secondary stress (the pressures experienced in reaching out to others) and author of Bounce: ... Continue reading...

reflection about desert
Aug 6, 2021

“The desert is the theater of the human struggle of searching for God.” ~ Jan Majernik The spiritual life at varying times beckons us to the desert. To the place where all that originally held esteem or took credit is stripped away and laid bare. To the sanctuary within that demands simplicity, solitude and surrender. Join us for an extended weekend in which we will explore the rich concepts of desert spirituality and its impactful message for ... Continue reading...

reflection about desert
Aug 6, 2021

“The desert is the theater of the human struggle of searching for God.” ~ Jan Majernik The spiritual life at varying times beckons us to the desert. To the place where all that originally held esteem or took credit is stripped away and laid bare. To the sanctuary within that demands simplicity, solitude and surrender. Join us for an extended weekend in which we will explore the rich concepts of desert spirituality and its impactful message for ... Continue reading...

Sr. Kathleen Duffy
Jul 18, 2021

Drawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle While on retreat in 1919, Teilhard experienced a transfiguration-like vision that he shares with us in his essay, “The Spiritual Power of Matter.” During this transformative event, Teilhard is moved to commit himself to a life of struggle in every aspect of his life without yet knowing what these struggles might be. In this retreat, we will consider the many ways Teilhard is confronted with struggle—as a ... Continue reading...

Healing with Dreams and Prayer
Apr 20, 2021

This option includes dinner and the evening program on Tuesday, April 20 and overnight accommodations. It also includes breakfast, lunch and the day program on Wednesday, April 21. Check-in on Tuesday begins at 3pm. Tuesday, April 20 Program, 7-9pm: The Healing Power of Prayer: Calling on our Divine Physician Numerous scientific and medical studies are proving the beneficial effects of prayer, faith, and spirituality for healing body, mind and spirit.  In fact, the medical field is discovering that ... Continue reading...

prayer, pandemic, hope
Apr 1, 2021

Telling the Easter Story - Death to Resurrection “We remember how you loved us to your death And still we celebrate for you are with us here. And we believe that we will see you When you come, in your glory, Lord. We remember, we celebrate, we believe.” These words from the refrain of the song “We Remember,” capture what we do in the Triduum. In celebrating Jesus’ journey from death to life, we both remember and recognize that the journey ... 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...

centering, centering prayer, meditation
Feb 16, 2021

Virtual Centering Prayer sessions are held weekly. We hope to move back to in-person sessions soon and we will then pick back up with our rotating day and evening schedule. Also, new to 2021, we are offering a once-monthly Wednesday evening virtual centering prayer gathering at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.   Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. ... Continue reading...

grief group
Feb 6, 2021

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in the Pandemic The concept of grieving the loss of a loved one as a journey allows human beings to understand the healing process in stages, with accompanying tasks, and with needs that are both universal and unique.  Yet, there are many faces to grief and innumerable ways of expressing it. Then, the Covid-19 pandemic struck and grieving as we know has changed in innumerable ways. We are now ... Continue reading...