May A Window Of God's Light Always Surprise You
Post-Covid Ministry at Aisling Retreat House 
During Covid, the retreat house was closed for programs but the office was open the whole time. Thus, we were very full-time with psychotherapy and spiritual guidance sessions and continue to be so. 
We will not update the website until mid-August, 2021 and will schedule new programs starting mid-September. If a group requests us to do a program during the summer we are open to it. We are also giving 2 long retreats of 6 days and 5 nights - one in July and one the first week in August. There are still openings for the August retreat. 
Aisling is a sacred, welcoming space that offers a healing, transformative presence in which to listen, reflect, hope and pray.

The name Aisling (pronounced ASH-ling) is an Irish word for “vision, hope and dream”. Aisling is a lovely, small, ecumenical retreat house in North Carroll County. It has a chapel, 8 acres of quiet space including a pond and prayer garden, rooms for small group gatherings and overnight facilities. Aisling Retreat House, opened in 1994, is a ministry of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Assisi.
The vision, hope and dream of Aisling Retreat House is beautifully expressed in a blessing by the Celtic poet, John O'Donohue: "May you come to see your life as a quiet sacrament of beauty, service and abundant love, where outside voices of fear find no echo in you, where crippled hope can find wings, and scarcity enters, at last, into the abundant grace of God."