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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.

Fall 2020 In-Person and Virtual Programs

St. Paul reminds us that first fruits of the Holy Spirit are given to strenghten us, to challenge us, and to give us hope. During this pandemic – when we don’t know what tomorrow will bring  – we can trust the Holy Spirit to provide first fruits of hope, promise and nourishment.

We are relying on these first fruits to move forward with caution, flexibility and some new virtual offerings. Although we cannot have programs at the Motherhouse, we look forward to hosting small gatherings and retreats at Trinity House, the renovated farmhouse on our grounds. Please note that in-person programs are subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we adapt to these unprecedented times. If you have questions, please call 724-869-6587 or email spiritcenter@stjoseph-baden.org.

Aging into Divine Relationship

Sept. 12-13
10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
$100 financial aid available

Grow into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God and neighbor during this four-part retreat led by Sister Christine Kresho, CSJ. Explore the unconditional love of God, our experiences of desolation and reluctance to change and our interconnectedness as the Body of Christ. Get to know Sister Christine!

Better World Book Club

Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 12
1:00-2:30 PM onsite
7:00-8:30 PM virtual
$25

Book discussion on current issues that inspire a deeper response to the needs of our brothers and sisters. This fall, we’ll discuss “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk ABout Racism” by Robin DiAngelo.

Eight-Week Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life

Sept. 30-Nov. 18, Wednesdays
1:30-3:30 PM onsite
6:30-8:30 PM virtual
$75

Mirroring the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, retreatants go about everyday life while committing to daily prayer, readings and reflections. Weekly gatherings to share the fruits of one’s prayer.

Ignatian Directed Retreat Weekend

Oct. 9 -11
7:00 PM Friday to noon Sunday
$175
includes meals, lodging & individual direction

A weekend of scriptural-based prayer in a contemplative mode in an atmosphere of silence and quiet prayer. Based on the spirituality of St. Ignatius, this retreat includes daily liturgy and an opportunity for daily individual retreat direction.

Listening to the Spirit: Young Adult Retreat

Oct. 24-25 optional overnight
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
$10 day | $20 overnight
includes meals & lodging

What might God want me to do with my life? Discernment is the kind of decision making that serves these deep questions. Includes time for input, quiet and one-on-one spiritual direction for young men and women.

Advent Day of Reflection and Card Writing

Dec. 6
1:00-4:00 PM
Free – our gift to you!

Enjoy a prayerful start to a fruitful Advent season with a prayer service followed by time to enjoy soft music, wine and cheese, or explore the grounds. Bring your Christmas cards and addresses and write away! We’ll have some cards designed by our Sisters available for purchase.

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.

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.