Together, we pray for hope and healing
In the face of uncertainty during the pandemic, let us remember our strength in one another.
Loving God, Holy One,
Your desire is for our wholeness and well-being.
We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering of our
world at this time.
We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened.
We ache for ourselves and our neighbors, standing before an
We pray: may love, not fear, go viral.
Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely, aligned with
the common good.
Help us to practice social distancing and reveal to us new and creative
ways to come together in spirit and in solidarity.
Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence,
You, the God who does not abandon,
You, the Holy One, breathing within us, breathing among us,
breathing around us in our beautiful yet wounded world.
– Sr Chris Koellhoffer, IHM
‘Fall is a time to celebrate your harvest and a time to rest and reflect on all you have created this year. The arrival of fall brings forth a time to celebrate and acknowledge these accomplishments.’
During this fall season, your spirit is beginning to rest and reflect on triumphs this year. Take time to acknowledge your growth and expansion as a natural evolution of your being. Let us continue moving forward with new ideas and new dreams during the changing season.
With this intention we invite you to create a dedicated space in your home or outside for quiet prayer, contemplation, and reflection on the new energy of fall. This area can be as simple as a comfortable chair with a small table, perhaps near a window to gaze on nature. Fall is a spiritual season of transformation.
Many people long to find meaning in their lives, to discover their true selves, and to grow closer to God and others. But sometimes, it’s hard to know just where to start. A directed retreat can help you start the process as you attempt to deepen your relationship with the divine and grow in your own personal spirituality.
We offer a sacred space to assist individuals on their own spiritual journey – whether it is to reconnect with their inner-spirit or whether they are seeking a deeper relationship with God and the world around them. Our programs encourage an awakening of the spirit that leads to hope, healing, peace and transformation.
Still Point is our new quarterly e-publication that introduces a range of spiritual topics. This inaugural issue is centered on Laudato Si' and the related concepts of Ecological Spirituality and Integral Ecology. As Pope Francis states:
“The ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion . . .” [LS 217]
ONLINE via Zoom
Facilitated by Laura Desmarais
We invite you to take time to connect and dwell in your heart space this Fall Season
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Have you ever felt God calling you towards a specific purpose in your work, personal life, or community, but not certain you had the right skills or talents to act on it?
Morning workshop using the research-based CliftonStrengths® Assessment.
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