This five-day directed retreat, based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, is an opportunity for Scriptural-based prayer in a contemplative mode. The atmosphere is one of silence and quiet prayer. This retreat will include daily liturgy and daily individual retreat direction.
Dates: Friday, June 21, beginning at 7:00 PM through Tuesday, June 25, at noon
Retreat Directors: Staff of St. Joseph Spirituality Center
Taizé Prayer, a form of prayer which originated in a 20th century French ecumenical monastic community, includes chants, reflection, silence, petitions and the lighting of candles. This form of prayer touches the mind, eases the body and opens one’s spirit to the presence of God. Taizé Prayer is held in the Motherhouse Chapel.
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
September 5, October 3, November 7, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3
Prayer Leader: Sister Roseann Gaul, CSJ, 724-888-6809
Cost: There is no cost for these events.
Earth Tones ministry reflects our reverence for Earth by encouraging an understanding and awareness of God and nature. Volunteers help us continue our community gardens, chickens and apiary operations, which supply produce, eggs and honey to food banks to help reduce food insecurity among our neighbors.
We appreciate your contribution to help us maintain our contemplative space, whether it’s for an hour or for the entire day! Tasks may include but are not limited to: weeding, gardening, labyrinth maintenance, grapevine pruning, statue painting, wood chopping and weed whacking.
Please RSVP to Luke Badaczewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-869-6550 at least one week before each Work Day and let us know if you will be staying for lunch, which is provided. Email reminders will be sent 2 weeks prior to each work day. Weather related cancellations will be announced the Friday before each work day.