December 31, 2013 22:06
December 31, 2013 22:06
December 19, 2013 17:16
Yesterday was an amazing day for me. It was amazing because of encounters I had with three amazing men who have made big impacts on the people around them.In the afternoon, I met up with a friend and we went to visit an elderly priest who now lives in an assisted living facility. My friend and I got to know this priest many years ago, and he provided us and countless others with great spiritual...
December 15, 2013 10:13
November 10, 2013 15:10
I have two beautiful dogwoods in my backyard (no, this isn't them), and this fall the leaves turned a wonderful butterscotch color. Just gorgeous.Well, as each day rolled into the next, I kept saying to myself that I had to go out and take some photos to share with you.
September 21, 2013 15:22
At the beginning of my Ignatian Retreat last weekend, I received a folder which included an outline of the retreat and a tip sheet on how to get the most out of our silent time together.I know from personal experience that silence during meals, when everyone is sitting together, can be a big challenge. It's hard not to ask the person sitting across from you how they are doing, or to pass the...
September 16, 2013 08:16
I had the chance to get away for a retreat this weekend, and ended up at
Loyola on the Potomac, a retreat house I had heard about for years but never visited.
The theme of the retreat wasRivers of Living Water, which was perfectly suited for the location of this center, which is in Southern Maryland and sits above the Potomac River. What a peaceful place!
August 23, 2013 07:39
Way back in March, I read an article in the Los Angeles Times about retreats. The focus was on helping people find retreat experiences where they could get away from everything, have some quiet time, and get recharged.What surprised and saddened me was the fact that there wasn't a single reference to Christianity or Christian retreat centers.Of course, I'm biased in this direction, and I also...
July 31, 2013 16:31
Today, July 31st, is the Feast Day of St. Ignatius, who went home to God on this day in 1556.There' are other sections of this blog that go into great detail about this man, the religious order he founded, and his legacy of the Spiritual Exercises.I came to know St. Ignatius several years ago through the kindness of a Jesuit priest who gave me some books on the life of this Saint.
July 01, 2013 14:19
Each July, Loyola Press offers a daily post on some aspect of Ignatian Spirituality, which as you may know, is near and dear to my heart. Last year, I was a bit delayed in getting the word out, but not this year...I hope you'll check out their site, not only today, but every day leading to Ignatius' Feast day, which is July 31st. I think you'll be glad you did!
:) Happy July :)
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.