• A longing in my heart … A Directed Retreat — March 27-29

    There is a longing in my heart        for you to reveal yourself to me. There is a longing in my heart        for love I only find in you, O God. If you have felt this longing in your heart — or if you’re missing that longing — a personal […]

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    How to pray when you’re hurting

    “How do you pray when you’re hurting” is a theme Sarah Garone explores in her latest essay on the website Busted Halo. She begins: “Whether you’re laid low with something acute, like the flu, or something chronic you struggle with all year long, it can be tough to find comfort for your soul when your […]

  • The Best Lent Ever! Take control of your spiritual life.

    Do you want to experience a more meaningful, a more prayerful Lent this year? An Evening of Lenten Prayer March 4, Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of contemplative prayer that will feature a guided mediation based on the Stations of the Cross. Led by Fr. Ron Will CPPS. You will experience: The call […]

  • Facilitating Circles for Compassionate Communication

    Circles hold the power to create a harmonious environment fostering a spirit of peace and understanding of others. by Kathy Keary The richness of communicating in a circle has been known since ancient times when people gathered around a fire to keep warm and safe and to cook their food. From this history, the circle […]

  • The Play of Light: A Meditation

    The following video was created by photographer Winterbottom and the music composed by Danyal Dhondy. You can use these brilliant images and beautiful music as a visual mediation. Just turn off the lights, watch, listen and then sit in silence for several minutes. No words necessary. Stained glass time lapse, Washington National Cathedral from Colin […]

  • Support and encouragement for people living with chronic illness

    By Kathy Keary The Circle of Love was created to provide support, encouragement and hope in a safe environment for people living with chronic illnesses. When people realize that they are not alone in their struggle, they often experience a sense of relief and encouragement. We begin each session with meditative prayer. Meditative prayer is […]

  • Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton — beginning Feb 13

    Traveling Your Road to Joy “We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time. … When we abandon ourselves to God and forget ourselves, we see it … this is what we are for.”  — Thomas Merton Facilitated by Garry Richmeier C.PP.S. Take a journey […]

  • We are baptized for mission

    Fr. Thomas Reese is a Jesuit priest, former editor of America magazine. and now a news columnist for Religion News Service. He is best known for his analysis of politics and public policy from a faith perspective and for his commentary on issues in the Catholic church. Every once in awhile he writes a column […]

  • Taizé Prayer Service: Music is the prayer the heart sings — Feb 6

    Taizé Prayer is sung, ecumenical community prayer. It originated with a monastic community in France and has spread to numerous spots around the world. The prayer service uses chant melodies and simple accompaniment along with moments of silence in a meditative atmosphere, to allow the finger of God to touch one’s soul. Feb. 6, Thursday […]

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    Healing Mass and Anointing of the Sick — Feb 16

    To mark the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, Precious Blood Renewal Center will offer a Healing Mass on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. The Healing Mass is for those with heart conditions, cancer, the frail, the elderly – any sort of illness. The anointing and prayers are for physical and mental healing, […]