January 2022
TSC St. Mary's Window

Transfiguration Spirituality
513 771 2171 ctretreats@gmail.com
and ctretreats.org
This last year I have done more retreats, meditation and quiet than I ever thought possible. Maybe it's directing a retreat center. Working with an online or in person retreat and experiencing one are often very different. It's like vacationing or living somewhere. The day to day stuff often gets in the way of seeing the beauty. The hustle and bustle distracts us from slowing down or stopping to enjoy the moment in front of us. I am learning how to bring the quiet moments into daily life through meditation, nature, slowing down, listening, sitting, walking, and reading, whenever and however I can. Sometimes it's a few moments, other times an hour or more. For me, sometimes it's the silence that leads to a conversation, to meditation, to another conversation where it all comes together. All are pieces of a puzzle or bridges, providing direction, as are each moment of talk, walk or the listening spaces in between. We are also connected to those here and now and those gone before us. The photo of the stone steps was taken at Bat Cave, North Carolina. They are the same steps that Mother Eva (founder of The Society of the Transfiguration http://anglicanhistory.org/women/evamary/ ) climbed to access the road to the vacation house a hundred years ago! Those steps connected me to her and everyone else who has been there. When entering a forest or place of worship, we can take with us into this new year, moments of silence that acknowledge the presence and gratitude that brought us here.
Kate Bower, Director Transfiguration Spirituality Center

Icon of the Transfiguration, recently installed in St. Mary's conference room, Glendale, Ohio written by
Veryle Lynn Cox. Started by Elizabeth Lilly, an Associate of CT. It was completed this fall. And brought by hand from Georgia, to Bat Cave and finally to Glendale. Blessed in November 2021
The Sisters of the Society of the Transfiguration, Glendale participated in its writing.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope
(Romans 15:13)
Day and Overnight Retreat Spaces
for fully-vaccinated individuals

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

Contact 513.771.2171
or ctretreats@gmail.com

Scholarship assistance available
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: https://bethanyschool.org/