Retreats & Events

Please click on our events to find out more about these retreats, which are sponsored by the Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center. If you would like information about scheduling a group conference to come to our Center, please contact our Sales Manager, Rainey Taylor, at 410-442-3144. Conferences are distinguished from retreats because the group comes to our center for the facilities, lodging and/or meals, but they have their own presenter and attendees. Retreats are events that we plan here at the Center and are open to the public to attend.

Please note that we are an adult-only Retreat & Conference Center, so our retreat and event registrations are only open to those who are 18 and over. Thank you.

For more details, additional programs and registration information please call: 410.442.3120

Grief Retreat

The Revolution of Openness: Experiencing Grief and Loss in a New Era The concept of grieving the loss of loved ones 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 … Continue reading

$65

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Quiet Mornings In-Person

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:45am. (They are also held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. See those listings separately for registration instructions.) Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for … Continue reading

Free

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In-Person Centering Prayer Session

Held in person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 1-2pm and on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-8pm. For these in-person sessions, registration is required in advance, due by the Monday before each in-person session.  (Virtual Zoom sessions will be the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the … Continue reading

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Virtual Quiet Mornings

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. (Sessions will be held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:45am.) Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom invitation for all virtual sessions. … Continue reading

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Virtual Centering Prayer

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our … Continue reading

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To Heal a Broken Heart

A “broken heart” is more than a physical condition or a colorful analogy. We often use it in a poetic sense, and it is a source of great pain, and the pain is very real. Most of us will have such an experience in the course of our lives. A … Continue reading

$65

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Virtual Quiet Mornings

Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. It is also held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and 4th Saturday. Every virtual session is held from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please email Joanne at jmcahooneph3@gmail.com for the Zoom sessions invitation. … Continue reading

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Friends Day of Prayer

The Theopoetics of Lent Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can drop into any month. It’s not required to attend every retreat. Everyone will gather for coffee and pastries for the first half hour. … Continue reading

$40

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Virtual Centering Prayer

Held VIRTUALLY on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month, 1-2pm. Centering Prayer is a form of Christian contemplative prayer, in which one abides in the Presence of God in interior silence. Centering Prayer emphasizes the indwelling Presence of the Holy Trinity within and among us, and our … Continue reading

Free

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Awareness of God’s Presence Through Mindfulness and Centering Prayer

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 2/17/2023.

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, and with compassion. The present moment is where we meet God. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information we can use to live better. Living mindfully allows us to live more connected with God and … Continue reading

$65

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St. Ignatius and the Eucharist

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 2/25/2023.

Without a doubt, St. Ignatius of Loyola had a profound love for The Eucharist. As the Catholic Church in the United States looks to deepen our belief and love of the Eucharist, this retreat will help participants better understand Christ's Presence in the Eucharist and deepen our experience of Communion. … Continue reading

$65

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Our Journey from Darkness to Light

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/1/2023.

The Sacred Triduum of Holy Week is a journey from darkness to light. That journey of Jesus from the Last Supper to the empty tomb on Easter Sunday is our journey as well. How are we to understand this journey for ourselves? How do we live in that journey, through … Continue reading

$65

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Triduum Retreat *Commuter Option

Living Deeply the Paschal Mystery: Graced Vulnerability, Courageous Waiting, Empowered Loving All of life is a continuous journey of change where we experience the many dimensions of the Paschal Mystery. At the Passover meal on Holy Thursday, we witness Jesus’s self-sacrificing love for us in the giving of himself in … Continue reading

$220

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Go Easy On Myself

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/15/2023.

Life can be a challenge on many days. Sometimes we make it more difficult by being a challenge to ourselves. Yet, we need to remember the scripture statement from Song of Solomon 4:7 “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” We are good. We are … Continue reading

$65

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Poetry of Mary Oliver

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/21/2023.

“When I am among the trees… they give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily.” ~ Mary Oliver We are acutely aware that our Earth is suffering greatly and in need of our respect and action. On this annual celebration of Earth … Continue reading

$65

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Spiritual Direction Institute, Session 2 *Commuter

This week-long intensive course will provide a deeper foundation for understanding and engaging in the practice of spiritual direction in the Christian tradition. It is intended to enhance the students’ understanding of the spiritual life, with attention given to developing the basic skills required for this ministry. COURSE OBJECTIVES: - … Continue reading

$1075

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Uncovering the Blessings of the Caregiver Journey – A Day of Reflection

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 3/29/2023.

Spend some intentional time this Spring being reaffirmed as a caregiver for someone with a long-term illness or condition, including, but not limited to, dementia. This retreat utilizes a lens for understanding the spiritual or meaningful dimensions of the caregiver role and is tailored to uplift participants who may or … Continue reading

$65

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Friends Day: Dr. Pat Fosarelli

“Experiencing Loss without Losing It” As we age, we experience so much loss in our lives: loss of loved ones and friends; loss of pets; loss of positions of responsibility; loss of physical and cognitive abilities…just to name a few. When faced with so much loss, is there a way … Continue reading

$40

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To Practice Wonder – A Day of Contemplative Writing

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 4/5/2023.

Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, how alive am I willing to be? ~ Anne Lamott Practicing wonder, or at least noticing surprises in our daily living, begins to form us as people open to nuances of delight. To move into … Continue reading

$65

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Grief Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 4/6/2023.

Letting Wisdom/Spiritual Teachers throughout the Ages Guide Our Grieving For example, 13th century poet Rumi believes "Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” Psychotherapist and Bereavement Counselor, Annie Hisle offers uplifting … Continue reading

$65

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Working In Solidarity *Commuter Option

Working in Solidarity: Anti-Racism Retreat for Faith Communities Why is there so much misunderstanding between Black & White folks? Is racism the issue? Or is it a matter of economics? Will Critical Race Theory help or hinder the call for racial equality? What can you do as an individual or … Continue reading

$240

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The Life & Legacy of Howard Thurman Day Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $80 through 4/15/2023.

The Life & Legacy of Howard Thurman: African American Mystic, Teacher, and Prophet Monday – May 15, 2023 – 9am to 4pm “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” ~Howard … Continue reading

$90

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 4/18/2023.

Mental health has been a stigma that paralyzes our communities. This course is designed to help us navigate torrents and erratic times with an individual. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or … Continue reading

$65

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Awareness of God’s Presence through Mindfulness & Centering Prayer

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 5/10/2023.

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, and with compassion. The present moment is where we meet God. Paying attention to our experiences gives us valuable information we can use to live better. Living mindfully allows us to live more connected with God and … Continue reading

$65

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Beginner’s Mini-Yoga Retreat

Beginner's Mini-Yoga Retreat: Cultivating Health & Well-Being One Breath at a Time Did you know that more than 30 million people between the ages of 30 and 49 in the U.S. practice yoga? With this growth in popularity yoga has become an accessible practice for many! Now that travel, budget, … Continue reading

$40

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What our guests are saying about their stay at The Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
"Everyone goes out of their way to be helpful and makes guests feel welcome."
— A Path and a Small Light
"I have been coming here for 25 years and it adds so much to my spiritual life."
— Aging with Wisdom
"Beautiful facility inside and out! Peace is felt as soon as I arrived."
— Meditators for Better Living
"Everything went very smoothly. The presentations were excellent. The bookstore had a great supply of the recommended books."
— Making All Things New
"This place is awesome and thank God for all the staff."
— Heartland Hospice/Caring Hearts Camp
"Great facilities. Wonderful experience and I am very grateful."
— Grounded in Gratitude
"The quality of the food and the selections were outstanding. Thank you all for an amazing visit."
— Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
"Beautiful campus. Food was outstanding. Thank you for being so welcoming."
— School of the Cathedral
"Really helped in my continued grieving process. Very helpful. Grace filled retreat."
— August Directed Retreat
"A wonderful, peaceful experience. Very comforting atmosphere."
— Johns Hopkins
"Thank you for the comfort and warmth. The grounds are wonderful."
— Hempfield United Methodist Church
"A serene and beautiful facility where spirits can be renewed."
— The Alleluias
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