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 call 410-442-3120. 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 that are open to the public to attend.

To maintain an atmosphere of quiet relaxation, we are an adult-only Retreat & Conference Center. Our retreat and event registrations are only open to those who are 18 and over. Please also note that only certified service animals are permitted during your stay. Thank you.

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

Unity in Diverse Contemplative Practices

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 1/2/2024.

You’ve probably heard the adage “There’s unity in diversity.” The truth of this is apparent when looking at the diverse contemplative practices embraced by people of varied traditions as they nurture and deepen their spiritual lives. In honor of African American History month, during this retreat we will look back … Continue reading



Lenten Quiet Day: A Sojourn at Bethany

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 2/15/2024.

Inspired by a painting at Bon Secours, this Lenten Quiet Day offers an invitation to immerse ourselves imaginatively in the gospel stories that take place in Bethany, the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Bethany is the place where Jesus seems to have found respite, rest and a home at … Continue reading



Triduum Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $375 through 1/28/2024.

Brokenness Made Whole: Living the Everydayness of the Paschal Mystery  Every day, we are invited into the Paschal Mystery experience of Service, Surrender, Suffering and Surprise. The focus of this retreat is to call us to live deeply and consciously into the Jesus experience of self-sacrificing Love. It is not … Continue reading



Joan of Arc to Pauli Murray: A Day of Reflection on Christian Spirituality & Gender Diversity

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 5/8/2024.

The New Testament boldly proclaims "there is neither male nor female: for are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28), but for so many people, gender difference is a cause for much social and political conflict — and spiritual questioning. What is a healthy way for people of faith to approach … Continue reading



From Conflict to Connection

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $300 through 4/14/2024.

From Conflict to Connection: Contemplative Practices that Heal Families & Organizations Don’t miss this special 4-session retreat when chaplain and workplace communication advisor Brent Anderson, M.Div., shares proven techniques for sparking conversation, leading effective dialogue and managing conflict. Get ready for peaceful, productive exchanges that heal fractured relationships. Rooted in … Continue reading



Juneteenth Celebration Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 5/22/2024.

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger and his troops made their way to Galveston with General Order No. 3 in hand, declaring, “All slaves are free.” Upon reading the order, enslaved Black people celebrated at that very moment, and each year following, on June 19, celebrations continued in … Continue reading



Following the Nonviolent Jesus with Father John Dear

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $500 through 5/17/2024.

Following the Nonviolent Jesus:  Living the Gospel Life of Peace, Love & Nonviolence Today with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, activist and author, Father John Dear Gandhi once said that Jesus was the greatest person of nonviolence in history, but the only people who don't know that Jesus was nonviolent are … Continue reading



Spiritual Direction Institute, Session 2

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



What our guests are saying about their stay at The Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
"A serene and beautiful facility where spirits can be renewed."
— The Alleluias
"From the first time I inquired about the retreat I was given great information. Very informative team and more than willing to answer questions."
— University of Baltimore
"The quality of the food and the selections were outstanding. Thank you all for an amazing visit."
— Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
"Beautiful facility inside and out! Peace is felt as soon as I arrived."
— Meditators for Better Living
"Could not have been better in any way."
— Gift of Animals: Our Spiritual Companions
"Everyone was tremendously friendly and accommodating. Such a beautiful, welcoming place."
— Finding Your Way
"Great facilities. Wonderful experience and I am very grateful."
— Grounded in Gratitude
"The Retreat Center is spotless, offers good food, private full baths, seems to have a “happy” staff, persons from office, persons to do housekeeping and all. The hospitality of all is 'tops'. I love the quietness that is encouraged."
— Aging with Wisdom
"Everyone goes out of their way to be helpful and makes guests feel welcome."
— A Path and a Small Light
"This place is awesome and thank God for all the staff."
— Heartland Hospice/Caring Hearts Camp
"Once again, a magnificent center. Location, building, grounds, staff, spiritual director, mass and dining experience were all excellent!"
— June Directed Retreat
"A wonderful, peaceful experience. Very comforting atmosphere."
— Johns Hopkins
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