reimaging prayer
Jun 10, 2022

This retreat for women is an opportunity to experience prayer practices that invite you to a new relationship with God, with yourself, and with the people in your life. Together we will explore body prayer, journaling, Lectio Divina, walking meditation, and other experiences that bring our bodies, minds, and spirits into the act of authentic prayer. We will have opportunities for conversation, silence, movement, and contemplation, all of which will be invitations for deep listening ... Continue reading...

Carol deLaski, women, day retreat
Jan 22, 2022

Strong, resourceful women with unique talents and gifts populate our world. You may know one…or you may be one. Being strong doesn’t mean you are perfect, however, or free from doubts, fears, and moments of weakness. The challenges of the past two years are real. Many of us have felt overwhelmed at times, and unsure of what the future holds. We are looking for strategies to be stronger and ready for whatever lies ahead. 1 ... Continue reading...

Chris Kollhoffer
Sep 26, 2021

Book Recommendation: We are happy to have Sr. Chris Kollhoffer, IHM with us for a Lenten retreat next spring (click here to learn more). Sr. Chris is the author of Longing for the Endless Immensity and offered this excerpt for our blog today. If these themes and prayer practices interest you, we recommend purchasing the book to learn more and it will be available in our bookstore soon too. Longing for the Endless Immensity: Reflection and Prayer for Living ... Continue reading...

women's wellness
Sep 22, 2021

We are excited to host our annual Women's Wellness retreat this weekend and to be able to bring back popular featured speaker, Dr. Veidre Jackson. The theme of this year's retreat is "Peace in the Middle of the Pieces" and this theme in the midst of the pandemic is certainly timely! Please pray for the ladies who are attending this retreat. May they feel joy, relaxation and a sense of the peace in their lives ... Continue reading...

stress, prayer
Jun 16, 2021

Today's reflection is shared by Jen Murphy, the Center's Retreats & Events Manager. Let's read her thoughts sparked by an upcoming retreat theme... Peace In the Middle of the Pieces One of my favorite retreats to plan is our annual Women's Wellness retreat. Unlike other retreats on our schedule, this one is very hands-on for me and our committee of other staff members. A featured presenter offers various themes that we pick from and they are responsible ... Continue reading...

Dr. Veirdre Jackson
May 2, 2021

Today's post is a powerful excerpt from "Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God" by Dr. Veirdre Jackson. She will be returning to the Center this September as the featured speaker for annual Women's Wellness retreat and we're so excited to host her again. Let's read this short excerpt, based on a familiar passage from scripture.... Stepping into Peace "Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For 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...

Sep 27, 2020

Our annual Women's Wellness retreat was held last weekend and although it was different with our face masks and social distancing, everyone really enjoyed their time together at the Center! Andrea Springer gave insightful and humorous presentations about the importance of being present and she shared how we can incorporate daily practices into our lives each day. Do you use meditation, purpose statements or prayerful practices like mandalas to remind you to be grateful for ... Continue reading...

Jun 17, 2020

Today's reflection is a poem by popular retreat presenter, Edwina Gateley. She will be with us at for her "Call to Personal and Global Transformation" women's retreat, July 24-29. There are still a few reservations available. Click here if you'd like to learn more. Now, let's take a few moments in silence to slowly read the words of this poem. Let Your God Love You Be silent. Be still. Alone. Empty Before your God. Say nothing. Ask nothing. Be silent. Be still. Let your God look ... Continue reading...

peace garden, service, volunteer
Apr 5, 2020

Andrea Springer offers today's post. Andrea has presented retreats many times at the Retreat & Conference Center and she will be the feature presenter for our annual Women's Wellness retreat this September. The theme this year will be 'Present with Purpose' and you can read more about the retreat and about Andrea by clicking here. As we struggle to connect with our communities during the pandemic, take a moment to read this insightful reflection. Community of ... Continue reading...