• All are welcome

  • Be still, and know that I am God

  • St. Raphaela Center - a place and a time for God

  • Come to me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest

  • I praise you, for I am wonderfully made

  • This only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

  • At the works of your hands I shout for joy

  • Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths.

  • In verdant pastures He gives me repose

  • Be still, and know that I am God

St. Raphaela Center’s retreat ministry strives to provide a peaceful‚ welcoming atmosphere for all who are looking for a place and a time for God. It is a “home away from home” where people can “come inside and rest awhile.”


The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and staff of St. Raphaela Center have a long-standing tradition of opening their home to retreatants seeking rest, prayer, and something "more." Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, we desire to provide a space of encounter for both human and spiritual growth, wholeness, and healing. Our mission is to extend a warm welcome to people of all religious traditions and to facilitate prayer and a deep spiritual encounter by accompanying them in their search for God and for meaning in their lives.

 

Be still and know that I am God!


 

 

Join us here for online live streams of our Adoration services!

Mornings:
Monday–Saturday: 9am - 11am
Sunday: 10am - 12pm

Afternoons/Evenings:
Monday & Wednesday: 7pm - 9pm
Tuesdays & Thursday–Sunday: 4pm - 6pm

Want to Chat? Call us at 610-642-5715

Prayer Intentions? Send your prayer intentions by email to straphaelacenter@gmail.com OR call 610-642-5715

Take a tour of our facilities HERE!


Popular Programs


Ignatian Retreats

30 Day Spiritual Exercises
Date: June 26 to July 30
Coordinated by Sr. Karen Doyle, SSJ

Summer Directed Retreat I
Date: July 3 to July 11

Summer Weekend Directed Retreat I
Date: July 3 to July 5

Summer Directed Retreat II
Date: July 17 to July 24

Summer Weekend Directed Reteat II
Date: July 17 to July 19

Winter Directed Retreat Extended
Date: January 29 to February 5

Winter Directed Retreat Weekend
Date: January 29 to January 31


Day and Overnight Retreats

Whether taking a personal day of prayer or joining a programmed retreat, come and be nourished just as you need.
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Group Reservations and Facilities

Hold your school, parish, or community retreat at our Center.
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Other Programs and Offerings

St. Raphaela center offers a variety of opportunities to deepen and explore, including Spiritual Direction, Shawl Ministry, Adoration, Taize, and much more.
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