Upcoming Events

Centering Prayer Group
Date: April 21 - 7:00pm

First Friday Mass
Date: May 2 - 10:00am
A Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Private Retreat Day
Date: May 13 - 10:00am
A Day for Prayer and Peace

Centering Prayer Group
Date: May 26 - 7:00pm
Do you desire to practice centering prayer on a more regular basis?

First Friday Mass
Date: June 6 - 10:00am
A Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Summer Directed Retreat I
Date: July 7 - 4:00pm to July 14 - 12:00pm
A weeklong Ignatian retreat to connect with our Creator and live out God's call with renewed energy


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Saint Raphaela Center is...

Image rotatorSt. Raphaela Center is an oasis of peace, a sacred space with an exquisite chapel nestled on nine beautifully appointed acres in Haverford, PA, just minutes from Center City, Philadelphia.

The Center is a ministry of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose eucharistic mission of reparation promotes wholeness, peace and reconciliation with God, one another and all of creation.

The Center offers a variety of retreat experiences and also daily exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  St. Raphaela Center provides a respite for individuals and/or groups from various faith traditions who seek a time away to meditate, to contemplate and to pray within a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.  Please review our website to capture the full flavor of St. Raphaela Center. 

A warm welcome and God's loving embrace await you.



St. Raphaela Center is heeding the call of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as they urge us to support just comprehensive immigration reform. Postcards are available at the Center to contact our representatives in Congress. Fill one out the next time you stop by, or click the link below to send one electronically.  

Your collaboration is appreciated!

For more information go to Justice for Immigrants