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

Sacredness of Storytelling

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 10/2/2024.

Spirituality & Story: Remembering, Reclaiming, and Sharing Life Stories   Remembering our life stories has great value. Socrates is credited with saying that “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Richard L. Morgan, author of Remembering Your Story: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography, writes in a poem: “We all have stories … Continue reading

$65

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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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Friends Day of Prayer: Fr. Gene Nickol

Being Thankful   National Gratitude Month in November encourages us to embrace a spirit of gratitude in our daily lives, and the Thanksgiving holiday reminds us to be thankful for our many blessings. For our November Friends Day of Prayer, Fr. Gene Nickol will guide us in exploring the biblical perspective … Continue reading

$45

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The Gifts of Autumn

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $255 through 9/8/2024.

Ancient people recognized the autumn season as a liminal time, as the days shorten and twilight and darkness increase. It was seen as a time when the veil between this world and the spiritual world was thinner, enveloped into the Christian tradition in the commemorations of Halloween, All Saints, and … Continue reading

$275

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Quiet Mornings – In Person 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. 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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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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3-Night Ignatian Spirituality Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $320 through 9/14/2024.

Are you looking to go deeper in your relationship with God?  Join us as we experience 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

$340

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Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Connecting with God

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 10/19/2024.

We spend a lot of our lives busily going from one task to the next. We often miss the present moment. The present moment is where we meet God. The present moment is also where we find the space to respond in healthier ways to our experiences instead of reacting … Continue reading

$65

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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

Free

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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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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

Free

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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

Free

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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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Friends Day of Prayer: Dr. Kathy Staudt

Come, Lord Jesus: Praying with Poetry for Advent   Advent is a season of longing, of waiting in hope, of sometimes embracing darkness. These are feelings that take us beyond words and into prayer. This Friends Day, we will use the words of several poets to lead us into prayer. The … Continue reading

$45

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Grief Retreat

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 11/7/2024.

Guidance From Wisdom and Spiritual Teachers as We Face Loss   Hebrew sage Martin Buber taught: “Suffering brings reflection, and reflection brings wisdom.”  Join us as we reflect on and discuss Perennial Wisdom that has encouraged and enlightened people around the globe throughout the ages as they grieve. We will have … Continue reading

$65

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Advent Day of Prayer

“The Lord will come and he will not delay.” (Cf. Habakkuk 2:3) Advent is about waiting and preparing for the coming of Jesus, commemorating his birth/first coming and also anticipating the second coming of Christ. But our Christian faith tells us that God is with us, already and still. This holy season … Continue reading

$45

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Quiet Mornings – In Person 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. 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

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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Experiencing God in Christmas Movies

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $255 through 10/13/2024.

God communicates to us through all created realities. Fr. Rick Malloy will lead us in praying through popular Christmas movies and help us experience the Advent of Emmanuel appearing to us through the medium of films that touch our hearts and enlighten our minds. Using the biblical scriptures of Advent … Continue reading

$275

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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

Free

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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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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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New Year, New Beginnings

Sale: Take advantage of our Earlybird special rate of $55 through 11/30/2024.

Whether your new year is truly ‘new’ or just a repetition of the ‘old’ depends very much on you. Our lives and our work are a constant series of endings and new beginnings. Some of our endings come suddenly or unexpectedly. Others are planned and can come more gradually. Some are … Continue reading

$65

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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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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
"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
"Everyone was tremendously friendly and accommodating. Such a beautiful, welcoming place."
— Finding Your Way
"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
"Could not have been better in any way."
— Gift of Animals: Our Spiritual Companions
"A wonderful, peaceful experience. Very comforting atmosphere."
— Johns Hopkins
"Great facilities. Wonderful experience and I am very grateful."
— Grounded in Gratitude
"Loved your retreat center! Thank you for delicious meals and happy employees/facilitators!"
— Immaculate Heart of Mary
"Once again, a magnificent center. Location, building, grounds, staff, spiritual director, mass and dining experience were all excellent!"
— June Directed Retreat
"This place is awesome and thank God for all the staff."
— Heartland Hospice/Caring Hearts Camp
"I have been coming here for 25 years and it adds so much to my spiritual life."
— Aging with Wisdom
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