Serving the Spiritual Needs of Our Neighbors

St. Joseph Spirituality Center advances the Sisters’ mission of bringing all people into deeper union with God, one another, and all creation through programs and retreat experiences that blend ecology, art, spirituality, and justice. Experience rest and renewal among the gardens and pathways on the Sisters’ 80+ acre campus during a custom retreat stay of any length. If you have questions about a program, please call 724-869-6587 or email spiritcenter@stjoseph-baden.org.

Please note that financial aid is available for all programs and retreats listed below. Contact Kathy Wray, St. Joseph Spirituality Director at kwray@stjoseph-baden.org or 724-869-6585 for assistance.

Ignatian Directed Retreat Weekend

Experience scripturally-based prayer in a contemplative mode, daily liturgy, and individual retreat direction in an atmosphere of silence and quiet prayer during this three-day retreat rooted in the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:00pm through Sunday, Oct. 9 at 12:00pm. $160 includes meals, lodging, and individual spiritual direction. Financial aid available.

Embrace a Perfectly Imperfect Life

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, Ph.D., is a motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living. Explore the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. $25 plus cost of the book.

Zoom: Tuesdays, 6:30pm EDT from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15
Bellevue: Saturdays, 10:30am from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19

Intentional Mourning: Finding Meaning and Hope in Suffering

Approach mourning in a meaningful way that unites our suffering with Christ’s suffering and creates a healing path to wellness. Cost: $50; financial aid available. 

Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm on Nov. 9, 16, 30 and Dec. 7 at Trinity Retreat House. Please obtain a copy of the book, “7 Intentions of Mourning: Carrying the Cross of Grief With Meaning and Hope” by John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy.

Save the Date!

Online registration coming soon.

Student Retreat Day
Thursday, October 27 from 10am-2pm in Baden
Great for those preparing for First Communion or Confirmation.

Family Retreat Day
Saturday, November 5 from 10am-2pm in Baden

Advent Day of Reflection
Sunday, December 4 from 1-4pm in Baden

Blue Christmas Service
Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30pm in Baden
A service centered on peace, hope and healing.

Trinity Retreat House

Are you seeking rest, renewal, or quiet time with God? We host custom individual retreats at Trinity Retreat House, the renovated farm house on our grounds. 

Explore the gardens and pathways on the Sisters’ 80+ acre campus, rest, pray, journal, or meet with a Spiritual Director. 

Contact Kathy Fletcher Wray, Director St. Joseph Spirituality Center, at 724-869-6585 or kwray@stjoseph-baden.org.

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
kwray@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.