Bible on altar
Aug 29, 2021

We were so happy to have Fr. Michael Schleupner with us last week as a spiritual director for our August Directed Retreat. He also celebrated Mass several times throughout that retreat. Today, we're sharing one of those homilies that offers a great reminder to all. Compare and Despair Gospel: Matthew 19:23-30 Today’s gospel is a good lesson about comparing ourselves to others. The workers in this vineyard who began working at dawn would have been okay if they ... Continue reading...

Jul 2, 2021

Joy Aker, another spiritual director on this week's Directed Retreat, shared a beautiful opening reflection and prayer with the retreat group last Sunday. We're including a portion of it here for you to use during your personal meditation time too. Maybe it can serve as a mini-retreat for you today? As We Begin our Retreat We Quiet Ourselves & Pray Into the quiet God calls you Calls you each by name Into the quiet God calls you Enter God's dwelling God's ... Continue reading...

Fr. Phil Cover
Jun 30, 2021

Today's post is from Fr. Phil Cover who is currently serving a spiritual director on our directed retreat this week. He shared this beautiful homily during Mass on Monday and we thought you would enjoy it too. Let's take a few quiet moments to reflect together... Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Scripture: Gn 18:16-33, Mt 8:18-22 As we begin this weeklong retreat, our first reading this morning directs our attention to prayer. The first thing our ... Continue reading...

Jun 2, 2021

Today's post begins a series by Fr. Michael Schleupner about Saint Ignatius of Loyola. This reflection is a great introduction to the priest behind Ignatian spirituality and the foundation of the Jesuits. Several retreats about St. Ignatius are offered at our center each year too and this summer will feature our first 8-day Ignatian Directed Retreat (click here). Fr. Mike's reflection is followed by popular prayer by St. Ignatius. Let's take a few quiet moments ... 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...

blog, meditation, contemplation
Apr 28, 2021

Do you find yourself seeking quiet time for spiritual reflection? Have you ever considered taking a silent retreat? As many begin to make their summer retreat plans, today's post may help you decide if a silent retreat is a good fit for you. Or, maybe you just need time set aside in the quiet of your home or a favorite spot in nature? Let's read more about how a silent retreat can help as you ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
Apr 16, 2021

Today's reflection comes from the "Not Strictly Spiritual" blog of author and retreat presenter, Mary DeTurris Poust. Mary will be with us for a wonderful weekend retreat, June 25-27, presenting "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved". You can learn more about Mary and the retreat if you click here. Today, let's read her thoughts about the courageous example of Peter. Responding with heart means jumping in with trust I love how Peter tends to respond to Jesus with such ... Continue reading...

Mary DeTurris Poust
Oct 23, 2020

Today's post is from author and retreat presenter Mary DeTurris Poust. She shares about an experience that she had recently, presenting a retreat during the pandemic. It resonates with us as we make safety accommodations for our guests of current retreats too. We are excited that she will be with us for a weekend retreat next summer. Click here to learn more about Mary and her "Broken, Beautiful, and Beloved" retreat. Let's take a few ... Continue reading...