Serving the Spiritual Needs of Our Neighbors

St. Joseph Spirituality Center continues our Sisters’ tradition of lovingly guiding our dear neighbors in their desire for deeper union with God.

Through virtual and in-person programs, the Spirituality Center provides space, support, and spiritual direction for people of all ages in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment.

Experience rest and renewal among the gardens and pathways on the Sisters’ 80+ acre campus. Questions? Call 724-869-6587 or email spiritcenter@stjoseph-baden.org.

2021 Programs and Retreats

Health Care Heroes Mass

We are humbled and grateful to welcome all caregivers whose hands reach out to help and heal our dear neighbors for a special Mass recognizing our health care heroes.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 24 at 1:00pm

Location: Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel 

Space is limited to observe social distancing. Masks required for attendees. Please RSVP online or by calling 724-869-6587 or emailing spiritcenter@stjoseph-baden.org.

Young Adult Art Retreat

Step away from the busyness of everyday life to experience the meditative and playful power of art. All are welcome, regardless of “artistic ability!”

Dates/Time: Friday, November 5 at 6:00pm through Sunday, November 7 at noon at Trinity House 

Presenters: Rosemary Aquilina, Art Educator, and Kathy Fletcher Wray, St. Joseph Spirituality Center Director

Cost: $125 – includes private accommodations, meals and art supplies. Financial aid available.

Advent Day of Reflection

Enjoy a prayerful start to a fruitful Advent season with a prayer service followed by time to enjoy music, snacks and enjoy the peacefulness of our grounds. Bring your Christmas cards (or purchase some from us) and addresses and write away!

Date/Time: Sunday, December 5 from 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel 

Cost: Free – our gift to you!

"Blue Christmas" Service

Find strength and solace in God’s loving presence as we gather to mourn losses felt in the holiday season. This special time of prayer in our Motherhouse Chapel will be followed by a light reception. 

Date/Time: Sunday, December 12 at 6:00pm

Location: Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel 

Cost: Free

Claiming Light and Darkness

A search through poetry and stillness for the desire for God that Creation stirs deep within the human heart. Embrace the change of each season with an evening of poetry and fellowship.

Dates/Time: Mondays, 6:30PM at Trinity House
Dec. 20, Mar. 21, Jun. 20 

Presenter: Sister Sally Witt, author and historian

Cost: $20 per event – financial aid available

Rest, Relax at Trinity House

Are you seeking quiet time for prayer, rest and renewal?

Reserve an individual retreat of any length at Trinity House, the renovated farmhouse on our 80 acres. Retreatants will experience intentional prayer each day and are welcome to rest, walk, journal, etc.

Scroll down to learn more!

Custom Experiences for Individuals and Groups

Individual Five and Eight Day Directed Retreats

Commit to five or eight days of silence and prayer at Trinity House, the renovated farmhouse on our 80 acres. Retreatants will experience intentional prayer each day and are welcome to rest, walk, journal, etc. Meet with a spiritual director each day to share the fruit of your prayer and how God is speaking deeply in your heart. We are happy to accomodate individual retreats of any length – contact us to inquire about a night, a weekend or a few days.

Dates: Retreat weeks for individuals are available most months.
Cost: $350 for 5 days or $500 for 8 days includes lodging, meals and stipends.
Retreat Directors: Sisters and staff members as available

Individual Spiritual Direction

The Sisters of St. Joseph have a long tradition of guiding women and men in their desire to deepen their union with God by offering individual spiritual direction, days of reflection and retreat direction Spiritual direction, a confidential “companioning” of a person who shares his or her ongoing prayer, spiritual journey in daily life and relationship with God, is available to individuals by appointment. Learn more about Spiritual Direction.

Suggested stipend: $50 per one-hour conference.

Programs for Parishes and Clusters

St. Joseph Spirituality Center welcomes parishioners searching for ways to pray together or a welcoming space for open, gentle conversation. We can tailor retreat days or presentations to meet the spiritual needs of liturgical ministers, catechists, those suffering from grief and loss or those seeking to deepen their relationship with God through weekly prayer gatherings.

Our staff of spiritual directors, speakers and facilitators can assist you – or bring your own! Weekdays, evenings and weekends are available throughout the year. Learn more about parish programs.

For More Information

Kathy Fletcher Wray
Director
St. Joseph Spirituality Center
724-869-6585
kway@stjoseph-baden.org

Virtual Prayer Offerings

Daily Examen

A guide through the five steps of the examen. Learn to ask God to illuminate the ever-so-small movements in the course of your day.

Aging with God’s Grace

Reflecting on the blessings of growing older and wiser, embracing both joy and sorrow with a deep appreciation for God’s faithfulness and love.