March 2022
TSC St. Mary's Window

Transfiguration Spirituality
513 771 2171
One sunny day my mom called, (her nickname is Mutti). She asked if I was home and could she bring something to put in my yard. Since we were working in our yard - how timely, we agreed and she headed over. Jumping out of her vehicle, she pulled out what looked like a stick and asked if she might plant it. Of course! She asked me where it might be planted. I asked what conditions did it need to grow? Mutti advised that it be near another bush right in the front of the house, in the front yard. This stick? In the front yard? Ok, it's Mutti. This is the person that had refrigerator magnets stating, "I sleep in the house, I live in my garden". OK, let's put it in the front yard and let's see what happens. Well, it survived the Michigan winter and through the next and kept getting a little bigger. It was a large stick. Then at some point, a couple years later, it bloomed. It was a most amazing hydrangea that looked as if the stick would break. But it survived and grew bigger and bigger. In about 5 or 6 years it was huge and had massive blooms all over it, as if it had always been there. Of course, it was meant to be there. Mutti saw this stick and knew where it would thrive. That small plant needed healthy conditions, soil, sun, and space to grow. In her yard, it had started out as a "volunteer," nearly crowded out by some large plants. In time, it would have at least been lost and more likely been strangled. May we all see the wonderful stick in ourselves and others, providing space and time to be whatever we are to be.
Kate Bower, Director Transfiguration Spirituality Center
I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf. Romans 15:30

Note: Let us all STRIVE and grow in love for one another and to always pray for one another especially at times when we appear to be weak in areas of our lives as the stem that blossomed over time we all will be able to blossom in time

Associates Retreat lead by author Julie Cicora
April 29 - May 1, 2022

Looking for a captivating read that guides you through contemplative process? This is a great read!
(Spoiler alert, it isn't just about knitting).
Registration coming soon!

For the earth’s cycles and seasons, for the rising of spring and the growing summer, for autumn’s fullness and the hidden depths of winter, thanks be to you, O Christ.
J. Philip Newell,
Celtic Benediction

Photo by Faith Lang
Day & Overnight Retreat Spaces

Reservations for individuals & groups
for 2022!

  • TSC guests are required to be fully COVID vaccinated and complete background check
  • access to the surrounding grounds

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

  • Groups of up to 17 and 21 -24
  • St. Mary's
  • Chapel
  • Conference Room
  • Library with fireplace
  • 21 rooms with private showers
  • Meals

  • BethAnna
  • up to 17 overnight
  • full kitchen
  • private dining room
  • additional multi purpose room in basement

Email for inquiry

Scholarship assistance available
  • The word “hydrangea” is derived from Greek hydor meaning “water” and angeion meaning “vessel,” referring to the plant’s seed pods, which look like small water jugs.

  • In the language of flowers, hydrangeas symbolize gratitude for being understood
Transfiguration Spirituality Center
Hospitality Ministry of
the Society of the Transfiguration
Read about their start
The Sisters motto "Benignitas, Simplicitas, Hilaritas"
Latin for "Kindness, Simplicity and Joy."