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Begin the new year by focusing on your path ahead and tuning into God’s voice. Our winter directed retreat consists of two whole days (3-night stay) of spiritual direction. Retreatants will meet with a spiritual director daily (or less if you desire) to reflect on God’s Presence and movement in your life as revealed in prayer, the events and relationships in your life and the response to God that is being made. The spiritual director may make suggestions (prayer forms, Scripture, reading materials, etc…) to support and deepen your awareness of and response to God. You will have this week of quiet and peace for personal reflection at our Center and around our beautiful grounds. Check-in begins at 3pm on Friday and the retreat will begin after dinner. Guided by Joy Aker & Sr. Bernie Claps. This is a silent retreat.
Joy Aker, MA, is a spiritual director and Labyrinth facilitator as well as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Her focus in on helping people to develop a holistic spirituality which looks to wholeness in body, mind and spirit. She also has a great interest in assisting others as they deepen their own relationship with God. Joy has a Master’s Degree in Spirituality and Parish Nursing from Sr. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore.
Sister Bernadette Claps, a Sister of Bon Secours, provides spiritual direction and spiritual companionship at the Retreat and Conference Center. She holds graduate certificates in Spiritual Direction, Spirituality and Aging. She has done graduate studies in theology and received a Master of Social Work from New York University. Sr. Bernie is also the Director of Formation for the Sisters of Bon Secours.