Edwina Gateley, spiritual retreat, soul sisters
Jul 30, 2021

The whole world is facing global problems at this time in our history: Climate change, increasing economic poverty, pollution, violence and now a very frightening pandemic: Covid-19. Given so many challenges and fears, we are also struggling with our faith. Where is God? Where is hope in all of this? In this virtual presentation, we will explore our invitation to deepen our faith during these very painful and challenging times. There will be time for reflection, small group ... Continue reading...

centering prayer, prayer group
Jun 29, 2021

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Beginning in June, Centering Prayer has returned to our former Tuesday schedule, with alternating day and evening times, and NEW alternating virtual and in-person sessions. (In-person sessions will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 7-8pm. Pre-registration is required and can be found on that date's listing on our website.) Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in ... Continue reading...

Carrie Newcomer
Jun 5, 2021

Gardening In the Dark: Living & Growing In Uncertain Times During this time of COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Carrie Newcomer will lead an online day retreat on the experience of living with uncertainty, finding hope and wisdom in our individual and community history and stories, and how these troubled times might be a moment for a new opening and transformation. Participants will explore: the difference between loneliness and life-giving solitude; honoring the very human feelings ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
May 22, 2021

Due to the pandemic, Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on a different schedule. It occurs each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please email Joanne at jmcahoon@in-spirited.com for the Zoom invitation. Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d like to carve out time, but could use the support of ... Continue reading...

hope, quiet mornings program
May 18, 2021

Due to the pandemic, Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on a different schedule. It occurs each month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please email Joanne at jmcahoon@in-spirited.com for the Zoom invitation. Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d like to carve out time, but could use the support of ... Continue reading...

advent
Dec 20, 2020

Our dear friend, Fr. Michael Schleupner, offers another poignant message today. We recommend reading the reflection and then googling this statue that Fr. Mike refers to (images are copyrighted so they cannot be used on our blog). As we reflect and prepare for Christmas in just a few days, how are you listening, speaking and working? How are you doing this during the pandemic? John the Prophet In the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, there is ... Continue reading...

apples
Nov 29, 2020

Fr. Michael concludes his series on Pope Francis today with great insight into this culture of care. Maybe there is one suggestion of providence that you can apply from this message. As we watch the season change and reflect on this time of thanksgiving, let us care for creation in a special, meaningful way. Pope Francis - 5 Dear Friends, In his encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis calls us to a ... Continue reading...

desert
Sep 2, 2020

Amy Kulesa, Director of the Sisters of Bon Secours Associates and frequent retreat presenter at our Center, shares the following reflection about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Coincidentally, we just added a special retreat about Teilhard to our calendar for next summer too. We're looking forward to having Sr. Kathleen Duffy with us next July when we presents, "Dawn to the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle" which is based around her latest book Teilhard’s Struggle: ... Continue reading...

Aug 26, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton has graciously shared her Summer Meditations with our blog and today's post is the last in this series. Let's take a few moments to contemplatively read her reflection and then maybe take time to be outdoors, recognizing this deep sense of Presence. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with nature Summer Meditations Earth's Wild Wisdom The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister is that I am not alone and unacknowledged. ... Continue reading...

Aug 19, 2020

Debra Donnelly-Barton offers another beautiful reflection today within her “Litany of the Living Earth” series. She has presented several retreats at our Center and we look forward to hosting her again in the future. Let’s take a few quiet moments to read about her next reflection about flowers near her home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and how it parallel's with a gospel lesson. A Liturgy of the Living Earth Praying the hours in tune with ... Continue reading...