• The Best Lent Ever! Two great opportunities!

    Do you want to experience a more meaningful, a more prayerful Lent this year? Here are two great opportunities. Choose one or both. We use the term “20/20 Vision” to describe a person who sees very clearly, sees things as they really are. God wants you to have “20/20 Spiritual Vision” to perceive the meaning […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Grieving after the Holidays — Jan. 18

    Holidays can be tough for those of us who have lost a loved one. The holiday season can leave you feeling empty. If you count yourself in that camp, we have something to offer you. Jan. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. RSVPs appreciated. Freewill offerings accepted. We invite you to come together with others who have experienced […]

  • Living with Chronic Illness — a support group Jan 31

    The Circle of Love is a support group for people living with chronic illness Living with a chronic illness can be challenging. There is no need to be alone in your struggle. Join a loving group that will support you on your journey. Find a sense of spiritual healing and renewal as we gather for meditative […]

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    Fostering a Contemplative Stance: The Spirituality of the Labyrinth — May 2

    A labyrinth is a metaphor for a journey to the center of our deepest self – the sacred place within each of us where the Spirit dwells. Walking the labyrinth facilitates embracement of the “sacrament of the present moment.” In the words of Jean-Pierre De Caussade, “The Sacrament (of the present moment) and the reason […]

  • Circle of Understanding — Feb 20

    You are invited to join our Circle of Understanding where people from all faiths, races, cultures, orientations, ways of life, and backgrounds are celebrated. In a divided world, the Circle allows us the opportunity to share our stories with a diverse group of people as we come to a greater understanding of one another. We […]

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    Learning to Communicate with Compassion — Feb. 1

    A workshop on how to facilitate circles Tools for compassionate communication Presented by Kathy Keary, spiritual director Circles are an effective communication tool that can be used for many purposes: team building, staff renewal, developing mission statements, strategic planning, community building, healing, managing interpersonal conflicts and disagreements, and bonding among diverse participants. This workshop will […]

  • Light and Dark and Spirit: A meditation exercise for the Winter Solstice

    The Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, naturally draws us into contemplation about light and dark. We become acutely aware at this time of year that the earth lies fallow. At the Renewal Center, we mark the Winter Solstice with a time of slow, quiet reflection and fellowship. Dec. 21, Saturday, 5-7 p.m. […]