December 2021
TSC St. Mary's Window

Transfiguration Spirituality
513 771 2171
and (website is back!)
An Invitation
During a conversation this summer, a friend promised to send me a follow up email. Included in that email was an invitation to join a weekly Mindfulness class on Zoom. I accepted that invitation, without knowing what Mindfulness is. I learned meditation in the 1970s. They both sound similar and start with the letter "M." I thought to myself, this will be a quick 10 minute meditation type activity and then I will get on with my day. Somewhere during the opening introduction I realized, this wasn't 10 minutes and how am I going to be quiet and silent for longer than that. I am a doer and mover. I have lists of lists with things to do. What is sitting being mindful going to do for me?
I sat there, outdoors in a favorite spot near the waterfall, with the sun shining, on an August Friday morning, zooming in with the community,
listening intently to the Guide.
I waited to become restless, even as I welcomed the quiet, sitting in the sun soaking in all of it, emptying my mind and entering the moment. The hour ended, I had done it! It was uplifting, relaxing, and I wanted to do nothing for the rest of the day - except to be in the moment.
Isn't that what we should do all the time? We have been taught to be moving onto the next thing as fast and efficiently as possible. Get 'R Done. Keep going, moving, making lists, being productive.
But it is in the silence where we quiet ourselves and can hear what work we are to do. It is in the quiet we are present to know God.
Kate Bower, TSC Director
PHOTO BY FAITH LANG, Nov 2021 on the grounds of The Convent of the Transfiguration

Therefore, preparing your minds for action,
and being sober minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
I Peter 1:13

Registration now open!
phone 513.771.2171
find also on the website at

Day and Overnight Retreat Spaces
for fully-vaccinated individuals and groups

  • Cottage and Lodge spaces for 1-2 persons
  • modest kitchens
  • spacious living spaces
  • meals on your own

  • St. Mary's
  • 21 individual rooms with en suite bath/showers
  • meals
  • Library
  • Conference Room
  • Chapel
  • projector with large screen, webcam, sound system
  • meeting space for 20 persons, socially distanced

  • Beth Anna
  • spacious living room
  • dining room
  • full kitchen (stove, dishwasher, microwave, dishes, cookware)
  • Coffee pots and coffee
  • Tea pot and tea
  • 17 single rooms with sinks

Contact 513.771.2171

Scholarship assistance available

Icon of the Transfiguration, at Church of The Transfiguration, Bat Cave, NC.
Written for the celebration of the Church in 2006 by artist
Veryle Lynn Cox.
The Sisters of the Society of the Transfiguration, Glendale participated in its writing.
Ministries of the Society of the Transfiguration:

Transfiguration Spirituality Center: Kate Bower, Director
Food for the Soul: Mary Knight, Director
St. Monica's Recreation Center: Michael Pearl, Director
Bethany School: