A Sign Of Things To Come

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

March 12, 2014 17:15

snowdropAfter what seems like forever, the snow is almost gone from my backyard. Beginning yesterday, I started my annual clean-up process, and I continued it this afternoon. Since we had such a crazy winter, it's going to take me some time to get it all done.Just as I was finishing up for today, I noticed that my little patch of snowdrops had begun their annual bloom. If you have to know, the correct...


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Something New

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Spirit

March 04, 2014 18:03

Making All Things New WebAfter many drafts and revisions, I thought it high time to unveil a logo designed just for this site. Of course, I could describe each little part, since everything has meaning behind it. For now, I think, it would be better just to ponder it a bit. Any feedback would be most appreciated. A young lady I met while doing campus ministry at McDaniel College is the designer.I'm sure I must have...


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Lent Will Soon Be Here

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Prayer

February 26, 2014 14:22

light in windowA week from today, we begin the season of Lent, a time of prayerful preparation that leads to Easter.It's always nice to have some helps during these 40 days, and my friends at Loyola Press have created an on-line retreat calledAn Ignatian Prayer Adventurethat will keep us focused.


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An Alternative Lasagna

Tags: Fitness, Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

February 22, 2014 09:36

garden lasagnaToday's guest post comes from one of my good friends. She's a pharmacist, and also a very healthy eater. She saw the lasagna recipe I posted last week and wanted us all to consider a healthier version. Thanks to her, we now have a terrific and tasty option. :) Her sharing continues now...


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Vegetarian Lasagna

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

February 15, 2014 14:44

tuscansunriseI know, a rather odd picture to post on vegetarian lasagna.The thing is, this recipe from Saveur magazine, feeds 6-8, and I don't have any company coming over. Long story short, I'm not making it just for myself, since I know I'd probably end up eating all myself. It's just that good :)


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Here Comes The Sun

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

February 14, 2014 08:05

snowy sunriseAfter a very snowy day and evening yesterday, I was so grateful to see the sun peaking through the spruce trees in my back yard.That bit of cinderblock you see running through the snow is my retaining wall, which is about four feet high. Yes, I may have snow lingering till Memorial Day.


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A Great Sign

Tags: Blogging, Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

February 10, 2014 06:52

gallagher2This image is of the nearly 500-year-old logo of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Over the last several weeks, I've been working on a logo for this blog, and Ignatius' sunburst will be woven into mine. I can't wait to share it with you :)


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Longing For Springtime

Tags: Gardening, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration

February 08, 2014 14:09

tulipsWith plenty of ice and snow on the ground, the weather people are telling us to prepare for another round of winter weather. I wonder who the patron saint of spring might be. We need his/her help, and soon.As I was walking around the nearly frozen pond at a retreat center a few weeks ago, I thought about how beautiful the grounds are there in spring. I got to thinking about the bulbs just below...


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Walking Off The Weight

Tags: Body, Diabetes, Fitness, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Type-ii-diabetes

January 28, 2014 08:13

onestepWhen I was first diagnosed with Type II diabetes, I came to quickly understand the importance of daily exercise.For me, my exercise of choice was and is walking. Not only is it cheap, but it also gets me outside when the weather is nice. Right now, its freezing outside, so a trip to the mall is how I get my daily walk in, making a big loop inside, where it's nice and warm.


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Straining Towards The Prize

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

January 27, 2014 09:59

saint ignatius14One of the presenters on my retreat this weekend mentioned this statue in her talk. It's of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and it can be found in Guelph, Canada.As I looked at the image, I couldn't help but think of the words of St. Paul: "... forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead, I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God's upward calling, in Christ Jesus"...


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Upcoming Retreats


Upcoming Events at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Jan. 19-21: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest

March 17, 9am-1pm: Prayer Walking
This morning will introduce participants to Prayer Walking, which aims to strengthen our bodies and our relationship with God. Please where comfortable shoes and clothing.

May 11-13: Ignatian Spirituality
This Retreat will focus on key practices of Ignatian Spirituality, including St. Ignatius' deep devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Sept. 22, 9am-1pm: Ignatian Rules for Eating
Long before our present crisis of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, St. Ignatius included some Rules for Eating in his Spiritual Exercises. Join us to learn what they are and how they might benefit you or someone you love.

Nov. 16-18: Making All Things New
This Retreat will focus on providing you with tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest.

To learn more and register for any of these events, click here for Bon Secours website.

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