"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks."
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NASB) 







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     Janene Ternes, Director
   Prayer in Motion, LLC
   Saline, MI  48176








September 28, 2019

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

St. John's, Royal Oak, MI

OPEN Day Retreat ~ Finding Peace from the Inside Out


Finding peace in the world today is essential to a healthy life.  Health is more than just the absence of disease.  Every aspect of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual lives contributes to our well being.  Through a series of talks, activities and prayer experiences we will explore positive mental habits, energy, enthusiasm for life, resilience, and inner peace. Topics for the day include Understanding Stress and Creating Peace, Values Clarification and Legacy, Growing Compassion, and The Gift of Gratitude.  This holistic retreat will provide tools to guide you on this journey and open your hearts to new ways of finding peace. Come as your are, leave more focused, compassionate, grateful, peaceful, and less stressed.


About the Presenters: 


Bernadette Beach, RN, MSN

Bernadette is a trained holistic stress management educator and mindfulness meditation trainer. New strategies and tools are the focus of her conferences. Bernie has trained with Jon Kabat Zinn in mindfulness meditation, Ignatian Spirituality at Manresa Retreat Center, and through the Living School of Action and Contemplations in integral spirituality. 


Janene Ternes

Janene is a spiritual director, receiving her education through Manresa Jesuit Retreat House, and is the founder of Prayer in Motion, LLC. She has developed and facilitated retreats throughout the Midwest utilizing different forms of prayer. Janene’s mission is to help others connect more intimately with God, leading to a more loving, peaceful, joyful, and fulfilled life. 


Location:          St. John Episcopal Church
                        26998 Woodward Ave.
                        Royal Oak, MI 48067


Cost:                $50, includes course materials and lunch


Registration:    Register on-line at www.rekindlethespirit.org or call Bernadette at 248-990-8640.




October 26, 2019

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI

OPEN Day Retreat ~ Hope in the Lord


Do you long to have more faith and trust in the Lord?  Does it waiver when you encounter difficulties and worry sets in?  Even when we know that God is with us and will always be with us, that truth can be hard to hang onto in times of trouble. 


There are many ways that we can recognize God's presence and working in our lives and receive the hope that comes from it.  Join us as we explore the Source of our hope and the Anchor of our soul, using movement, music, Scripture, guided reflection, and journaling.  Turn your cares over to the Lord, increase your trust, and leave refreshed, inspired and hopeful.  Basic everyday movements will be taught which can be done by anyone, regardless of age, experience or physical limitation.  Opportunity for optional attendance at Mass will be offered. 


Location:          St. Francis of Assisi Retreat Center
                        703 E. Main St.
                        DeWitt, MI 48820



Cost:                $55, includes lunch and materials


Registration:     Register on-line at www.stfrancis.ws/prayer-in-motion or call St. Francis Retreat

                       Center at 517-669-8321.




November 8-10, 2019
Friday night - Sunday morning

Weber Retreat Center, Adrian, MI

St. Francis of Assisi Women's Retreat Weekend ~ The Martha - Mary Balance of Life


The story of Martha and Mary is not a story about the supremacy of a life of prayer over a life of action.  It is an invitation to move from being distracted to being attentive in our prayer as well as in our action.  When we busy ourselves with many other things, we have come off-center.  Jesus was inviting Martha to reconsider why she was doing what she was doing and to realign. 


A retreat is a time away from our normal activities so that we might spend time getting reacquainted with God, examine our priorities in life and to make concrete and practical resolutions for improvement - usually spiritual, but could really be anything.  Retreats can be a powerful step toward personal conversion.


So come enjoy some quiet prayer time in order to listen to God.  Get away for the weekend!  Grow closer to the Lord!  Moms and older daughters, sisters, friends -- all are welcome to attend. 


Our director, Janene Ternes, will use the story of Martha and Mary to lead us on an interior journey.  There will be time for prayer, table talk, and large group discussion.  You will also have time to relax, walk the grounds, and socialize.  We will celebrate Sunday Mass.


Single room cost is $225; double room (shared with someone) is $175 per person. There will be four conference talks, time for individual prayer and relaxation, Saturday night Mass with St. Francis pastor Fr. James Conlon, and your meals.  Arrive Friday late afternoon/early evening for dinner from 5:00 - 6:00 pm and first talk at 7:00 pm.  Concludes Sunday after lunch. 


Weber Retreat Center is located at 1257 East Siena Heights Dr., Adrian, MI, 49221.  Register at www.stfrancisa2.com     For more information, contact Marty Lucas at 734-821-2125.




November 16, 2019

Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
SE Chapter of (WOW) Wisdom of Women

Mercy Center, Farmington Hills, MI


Save the date!  Check back for more information.


Mercy Center is located at 28750 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336




December 1, 2019

Sunday, 6:00 pm

St. Kieran Parish, Shelby Township, MI

Advent by Candlelight


Save the date!  Check back for more information.


St. Kieran Parish is located at 53600 Mound Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48316. 




December 3, 2019

Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Resurrection Parish, Canton, MI

Generations of Faith Adult Faith Formation ~ Keeping Christ in Christmas


Make this holiday season different.  Instead of getting caught up in the busyness, overwhelmed by the extra demands, and losing sight of what we are preparing to celebrate, join us as we stop and reflect on Christ.  Not only will you experience undistracted, peaceful prayer, but you will leave with ideas for how to stay focused on Jesus during this Advent.  Come and reflect, relax, and be refreshed, as we prepare for Christ's coming!


Resurrection Parish is located at 48755 Warren, Canton, MI 48187.




January 14, 2020

Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Resurrection Parish, Canton, MI

Generations of Faith Adult Faith Formation ~ Spiritual Health for the New Year


As we begin the New Year we often make resolutions for improving our physical health, such as losing some weight or getting more exercise.  The state of our spirit is even more important to our health and well-being, but we fail to think about ways to strengthen it.  Learn about the cornerstones of our spiritual health and participate in a variety of prayer experiences designed to refresh your spirit and provide tools to enrich your spiritual journey throughout the coming year. 


Resurrection Parish is located at 48755 Warren, Canton, MI 48187.




February 15, 2020

Saturday, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center, Detroit, MI

Day Retreat ~ The Martha - Mary Balance of Life


The Martha and Mary story in Luke 10:38-42 illustrates the tension we often face between attending to God, as well as the worldly things that still must be accomplished.  Join us as we utilize many forms of prayer, including guided reflection, journaling, music and movement prayer to clarify God’s unique plan for your own balance between prayer and service.  When we focus on doing those things to which God truly calls us, rather than everything, life becomes more peaceful and meaningful.  Basic every day movements will be taught which can be done by anyone, regardless of age, experience or physical limitation. 


Location:          St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center
23333 Schoolcraft
 Detroit,  MI 48223



Cost:                $50, includes lunch and materials


Registration:     Check back for registration information.      




March 4, 2020

Wednesday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

St. Sebastian Church

West Wayne Vicariate RCIA Retreat ~ Moving Closer to God, Preparing for Easter


An evening of reflection for RCIA candidates, their spouses, sponsors and the whole RCIA formation team in preparation for reception into the church at Easter.  Using movement, music, guided mediation, Scripture of the Lenten season and various rituals, we will accompany Jesus on his journey and reflect and pray on this great invitation from God to draw near.


St. Sebastian Church is located at 20710 Colgate, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125







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