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

Friends Day of Prayer – February

Mother Teresa once said, “we have forgotten we belong to each other.” Kinship, according to Fr. Gregory Boyle, “is what happens to us when we refuse to let that happen.” This day will be a radical exploration of kinship as we recognize when we have forgotten as well as celebrate … Continue reading

$40

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Quiet Mornings – Virtual Session

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 (except for September, which has been cancelled on Saturday). Every virtual session is held from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Please … Continue reading

Free

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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

Free

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Making All Things New

Our Making All Things New retreat will provide you with plenty of tools to improve your health, deepen your faith, and enjoy life to the fullest. Our healthy living retreat is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which focuses on a whole person approach to being well: body, mind, … Continue reading

$275

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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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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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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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Bless It All – Women’s Retreat

“Life itself is the great sacrament through which we are all wounded and healed. If we live everything, life will be faithful to us.” ~ John O’Donohue All of life has the potential to deepen us if we are open to it. Experiences of loss, despair, rejection, abundance, hope, love … Continue reading

$275

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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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Friends Day of Prayer – Fr. Gene Nickol

Celebrating the Triduum – the most important three days of the Church’s Liturgy and Calendar Join us for this special Friends Day retreat during Holy Week. Fr. Gene Nickol will explore this theme during his presentations. Our Friends Day of Prayer retreats are held monthly on the first Wednesday of … Continue reading

$40

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Triduum Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $375 through 2/6/2023.

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

$395

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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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Ignatian Spirituality Weekend Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $255 through 2/14/2023.

Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God? Join us as we explore the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Our retreat will explore some of the key aspects of the spirituality which flowed out of the life and Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who … Continue reading

$275

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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

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $1250 through 2/23/2023.

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

$1300

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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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Spiritual Practices for Healing Mind, Body and Soul

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $255 through 2/28/2023.

Neuroscience and positive psychology research confirms what spiritual traditions have been teaching for centuries: simple practices will nurture our attentiveness and focus, our physical and cognitive health, and our overall well-being. All of us experience disruption and distraction in our lives, emanating from various sources: personal challenges, the pandemic, or … Continue reading

$275

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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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What our guests are saying about their stay at The Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center
"Everything went very smoothly. The presentations were excellent. The bookstore had a great supply of the recommended books."
— Making All Things New
"Great facilities. Wonderful experience and I am very grateful."
— Grounded in Gratitude
"A wonderful, peaceful experience. Very comforting atmosphere."
— Johns Hopkins
"The quality of the food and the selections were outstanding. Thank you all for an amazing visit."
— Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
"The landscape and the beauty of this operation is spectacular. The scenery was breathtaking."
— NFBC Women’s Ministry
"Thank you for the comfort and warmth. The grounds are wonderful."
— Hempfield United Methodist Church
"Loved your retreat center! Thank you for delicious meals and happy employees/facilitators!"
— Immaculate Heart of Mary
"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
"Could not have been better in any way."
— Gift of Animals: Our Spiritual Companions
"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
"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
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