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Serving the Spiritual Needs of Our Neighbors

St. Joseph Spirituality Center welcomes all who seek meaning, purpose, and a more profound love of God and neighbor. The Spirituality Center embraces all without judgment, providing beautiful contemplative space on the Sisters’ 80+ acre campus for silent meditation, rest, and renewal in an environment of peace, hospitality, and prayer.

Although we cannot host programs at the Motherhouse during the pandemic, we continue to nurture relationships with God and neighbor through new virtual programs and limited in-person retreats at Trinity House. Questions? Call 724-869-6587 or email spiritcenter@stjoseph-baden.org.

2021 Virtual Programs and Retreats

Five-Day Ignatian Directed Retreat (In-Person)

June 4 – 8 | 7 p.m. Friday – noon Tuesday

Led by Sister Catherine Higgins, CSJ, Dr. Carolyn Nickerson and Kathy Fletcher Wray

This five-day directed retreat is based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. We will provide scripture-based prayer in a contemplative mode in an atmosphere of silence and quiet reflection. Your retreat will include daily communal prayer and you will have the opportunity for individual retreat direction each day.

Cost: $375 includes homemade meals, lodging and individual direction

Registration is limited to 5 participants. Retreatants and retreat directors are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to ensure the health and well-being of all participants.

Spirit Companions:
Weekly Virtual Gatherings

Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm beginning Jan. 12th
Free to attend, registration is ongoing

Enjoy prayerful time with others as you grow in understanding of God’s unconditional love for us and of our interconnectedness as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Led by Sister Christine Kresho, CSJ, this weekly faith-sharing group is for women and men searching for a deeper experience of God. 

Better World Book Club (Virtual)

4th Mondays at 6pm, January – May
$10, register by Jan. 20th

Explore issues affecting our dear neighbors and the planet we share. This five-part series, led by Sister Rosanne Oberleitner and Sister Diane Cauley seeks to bring about healing, reconciliation, and unity between God and neighbor.

Participants must obtain their own copy of the book and a personal journal. Mondays at 6pm on 1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24.

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.