Our library of over 10,000 books will soon be available right at your fingertips! Our group of volunteers have been working tirelessly with their fearless leader Molly Wilber, MLS to help us in this transition.
The search engine will be available through our website and you will be able to check whether or not we have a particular book by title, author or subject. The new system will allow you to place a temporary “hold” on an item, and will also remind patrons of overdue books.
We are certainly excited to share this great improvement with the community!
Pictured here are members of our Board of Trustees. We are so grateful for the faithful commitment, knowledge and leadership that guides the ministries offered here at the Center. We will certainly miss Kay Satterfield (not pictured) who is relocating. Thanks Kay for sharing your many gifts with the Spiritual Renewal Center!
What a wonderful opportunity for folks who previously experienced the Spiritual Exercises to stay engaged and in contact with one another. Pictured here is a group who meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to share their faith experiences. The group is facilitated by Fr. Lou Sogliuzzo. If you’ve participated in the exercises and would like to learn more about the group, give Fr. Lou a call at the Center 315-472-6546.
Rev. Dr. Mark Lawson’s presentation is now available for viewing and download with your donation. Click here.
Now’s your chance to download Jim Krisher’s Spiritual Surrender: Yielding Yourself To A Loving God as an audio file. Click here for more information.
I was doing a retreat day in early Lent for inmates at one of the medium security correctional facilities here in Central New York. I had started with a meditation I’ve often used in prisons, in which I invite the guys to re-enter a p
ast experience of being loved by another person. It’s a meditation that has led men to tears, and the sharing of powerful transformative moments in their lives.
On this occasion, one of the men told of how in his prayer he had been brought back to the day when he was convicted in court. The jury had returned a guilty verdict, and he was bustled outside to the waiting police car. He told of how as he was being put into the vehicle, he looked up to see his mother, his grandmother, and his sister standing off to the side – all three of them gazing at him with great tenderness, and they were sobbing. In that moment, he said, he felt such a powerful sense of their love for him that it almost overwhelmed him.
“It’s just so incredible,” he said, “that on that darkest day of my life I would be given such a beautiful awareness of how much I am loved.” It was clear that God had deeply touched him again through the memory of it, and he was visibly moved.