At Bethany, we try to create a restful, prayerful space where the Spirit can lead us to integration and wholeness.
Bethany Renewal Center, sponsored by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, is a place of remembering, renewing, and responding to God who comes into our lives today:
Directed Retreats provide a daily meeting with the director based on one's spiritual journey and the experience of God during the retreat. Openness to the Spirit and the desire to share one's personal prayer expereince with the director are important aspects of this retreat. Morning Prayer and the celebration of Eucharist are offered each day, and opprotunity is provided for the sacrament of reconciliation. This type of retreat can be adapted to the needs of each retreatant.
Weekends, which begin on Friday evening and end after noon-day meal on Sunday, focus on a theme. There are input sessions, as well as time for personal and community prayer. Sunday Eucharist is celebrated, either in Bethany chapel or the nearby parish.
Some days of prayer or evening workshops are provided during the year, based on specific themes.
Yvette Hubert, fmm
Bethany Renewal Center