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

2021 Programs and Retreats

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
Sept. 20, Dec. 20, Mar. 21, Jun. 20 

Presenter: Sister Sally Witt, author and historian

Cost: $20 per event – financial aid available

Spiritual Exercises: 19th Annotation

A version of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius designed for those who can’t be away for 30 days to do the Exercises as originally practiced. This retreat in everyday life extends the Exercises over several months. Participants commit to weekly prayer practices, readings, and meditations.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 1:00PM from Sept. 28 – May 17 at Trinity House

Retreat Director: Sister Catherine Higgins

Cost: $500 – financial aid available

Ignatian "Retreat in Everyday Life"

This eight-week retreat mirrors the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in an abbreviated format. Retreatants go about their everyday lives, committing to pray each day, follow a guided structure of readings and reflections, and gather weekly via Zoom to share the fruit of each one’s prayer.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30PM from Sept. 28 – Nov. 16 virtually via Zoom

Retreat Director: Kathy Fletcher Wray

Cost: $75 – financial aid available

Better World Book Club

Reflect on hope born in crisis and suffering and contemplate how we can act as co-creators of a better future.

Dates/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30PM from Sept. 29 – Oct. 27 virtually via Zoom

Presenter: Dr. Maureen Crossen, Ph.D.

Cost: $25. Participants must secure a copy of, Let Us Dream – The Path to a Better Future by Pope Francis. Financial aid available.

Ignatian Directed Retreat

Enjoy scripturally-based prayer in a contemplative mode, daily liturgy, and individual retreat direction in an atmosphere of silence and quiet prayer.

Dates/Time: Friday, October 8 at 7:00pm through Sunday, October 10 at noon at the Motherhouse

Presenters: Sisters Catherine Higgins, Marjorie Kelly, and Christy Hill

Cost: $140 includes meals, lodging and individual direction. Financial aid is available.

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 24th at 1:00pm

Location: Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel 

COVID-19 Safety: Space is limited to observe social distancing. Masks required for attendees. Please RSVP online or by calling 724-869-6587 or emailing

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. 

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.

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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
St. Joseph Spirituality Center

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.