Jesus: the Bread of our livesThe Eucharist is at the heart of our life and mission at St. Raphaela Center. It pulsates through everything we are and do.

Eucharist is celebrated regularly in our beautiful, octagonal chapel, with its huge windows that afford a wonderful panoramic view of our grounds and the flora and fauna that inhabit them. It provides the space for a truly cosmic liturgy. The Eucharistic celebration is prolonged during the day by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel and by our ministry of hospitality. Retreatants are welcome to spend time in Eucharistic adoration.

At the same time, a Eucharistic spirituality informs all that happens here, from the warm breath of inclusion that embraces “all God’s children, wherever they may be,” to being bread that is broken and wine that is poured out for all who come to the Center. It permeates our concern for the whole person of our retreatants, body, mind, and spirit, and our outreach to the less privileged of society.

For more, see The Eucharist and Social Justice, a book written by Sister Margaret Scott, acj.