Support Us

Thank you for being a friend of Saint Raphaela Center. Your generosity helps us to fulfill our mission — 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.


Numerous volunteers have assisted with gardening, trail maintenance, care of our library, dining services, and publications.  Volunteers are greatly appreciated.  Please let us know here if you are interested in volunteering!

Financial Support

St. Raphaela Center's mission is that this ministry of prayer be available to all who seek these graces. We have tried, over the decades, to keep retreat rates affordable and to make financial assistance available to any who need it. Today this means donations from our generous friends subsidize about half the cost of each retreatant’s stay.

Maintaining the historic structures and home-like ambience of St. Raphaela Center is a task without end. We must comply with safety guidelines, keep our buildings comfortable and in good working order, maintain and update our unique and beloved chapel, and tend gardens, grounds, and paths.

Providing for the needs of our guests, extending to each a warm welcome, preparing and serving ample and nourishing meals, and making available skilled and caring spiritual directors requires a versatile and committed staff.

Your gift supports all of the programs and facilities of St. Raphaela Center including:

  • The ongoing repairs and maintenance of the Center
  • Retreatant Scholarship Program
  • Supplemental Fund to support our Spiritual Direction ministry

An unrestricted gift is most helpful because we can direct your donation to where it is needed most.

St. Raphaela Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Charitable gifts are tax deductible.  We are able to accept all types of donations including cash, stocks, real estate or other marketable securities, insurance proceeds, and bequests.

Contributions can be made in many ways and some offer substantial tax, estate planning, and other financial benefits to the donor while providing valuable and essential sustaining support to the Retreat center. If you have any questions about a donation or would like further information about the best way to financially join in support of our work contact us at phone number  –  610-642-5715.

Matching Gifts

Be sure to check with your employer to see if a matching gift program is available. You may be able to double, or even triple, the size of your gift.

Checks can be mailed to: St. Raphaela Center  616 Coopertown Rd., Haverford, PA 19041

Donations can be made on-line or by mail.

Every gift, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Charitable bequests and other planned gifts each year play an important role in keeping alive St. Raphaela Center's warmth and hospitality. Your gifts make you a partner in our ministry.

Creation of a Nature Trail

Last Supper Prayer Garden

Maintain and Develop Garden

Repairs to the chapel and corridor roofs