Sojourn at Bethany
Feb 26, 2021

A Sojourn at Bethany: A Virtual Lenten Retreat with Scripture, art, poetry and prayer led by Kathleen Staudt This virtual Lenten retreat, inspired by this painting at the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center, offers an invitation to immerse ourselves imaginatively in the gospel stories that take place in Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Bethany is the place where Jesus seems to have found respite, rest and a home at critical moments in ... Continue reading...

Brother Mickey McGrath
Feb 12, 2021

The Magnificat in Modern Times: Art and Stories with Bro. Mickey McGrath Lutheran theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed by the Nazis, said the Magnificat was the most passionate, wildest, most revolutionary hymn ever sung.  As we begin to think about and plan for Lent, we will take a fresh look at the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth through our twenty-first century perspective. We belong to a Church and a world in great need of reform and ... 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...

centering, centering prayer, meditation
Jan 19, 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, beginning in January, 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...

centering, centering prayer, meditation
Jan 12, 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, beginning in January, 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...

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...

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...