New Program: “Healing What Hurts” (4 Sessions in May)

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality announces a new program: What:  “Healing What Hurts” When:  Wednesdays, from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. May 8:       Healing when I don’t know why I’m hurting May 15:     Healing when someone I love died May 22:     Healing when a relationship failed May 29:     Healing when a part of myself is lost Where:  West Virginia Institute for Spirituality 1601 Virginia Street, East Charleston, West Virginia (Entrance on Elizabeth Street) Facilitators:  Ashley Huffman Smith Senior counselor with Regent University specializing in addiction   Sister Carole Riley, CDP,  Ph.D. WV LPC and AAPC-Fellow with interest in music therapy, and negative emotions that foster integration and ongoing growth The series will discuss how to help ourselves when life’s situations evoke sad or depressed feelings, grief, confusion and lack of trust. You are welcome to attend all four programs, or any individual sessions.  A love offering will be appreciated. Please register via email:  wvisreg@gmail.com or...Read More >

Thank you WVSU Students

Thank YOU to all who supported WVIS care volunteer day.  What an amazing gift to WVIS by an amazingly graced group of young people. Picture left below:  Michaela Torrian, Sr. Barbara Goodridge, Samantha Carter-Brown, Ivy Hodges, Nicole Smith, Kelly Matthews, Tyson Smith, Sr. Molly Maloney  (Back Row)  Lorena Thomas (Front Row) Picture right below:  Michaela Torrian, Sr. Barbara Goodridge, Samantha Carter-Brown, Ivy Hodges, Nicole Smith, Kelly Matthews, Tyson Smith, Sr. Carole Riley  (Back Row)  Lorena Thomas (Front Row)

G.R.A.S.P. (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing)

G.R.A.S.P. (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 6-8 pm West Virginia Institute for Spirituality in Cenacle Hall Denise Hanson, RN, Facilitator 304-380-6186

CONGRATULATIONS: Karen & Harry

Congratulations & Thank-you:   Karen Andruzis and Harry Pennington – for your 20 years of service to WVIS.

Register for Upcoming Programs and Retreats at WVIS Here

G.R.A.S.P. (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing) 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 6-8 pm West Virginia Institute for Spirituality Cenacle Hall Denise Hanson, RN, Facilitator 304-380-6186  Soup and Silence – First Friday of the Month – September through May at 12:00 Noon   Almost Heaven Retreats (2019)    May  24  to July 14  2019 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure    Continuing Professional Development October 2019: 2019 Continuing Professional Development Flyer and Registration Form   January 16-19, 2020  Intensive Workshop: Methods of Directing the 19th Annotation Retreat in Everyday Life     2020 Retreat in Everyday Life 19th Annotation (flyer with registration information)

WVIS Spring – Summer 2019 Newsletter

The Spring-Summer Edition of the WVIS Newsletter:  WVIS Spring-Summer 2019 Newsletter The Winter Edition of the WVIS Newsletter :  WVIS Winter 2019 Newsletter (click here to read the newsletter)      

Sister Carole Riley CDP, Ph.D. Programs

Have you attended one of Sr. Carole Riley’s workshops and wished you had taped her presentation? Now, many of her recorded programs are available for purchase.  Click below to see which programs are available. Sister Carole Riley, CDP, Ph. D. Programs

Almost Heaven Retreats begin May 24th – Get YOUR registration in soon!

Click here for the Almost Heaven Registration Brochure:   2019 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure Almost Heaven Retreats 2019 With anticipation, we are preparing for our 2019 Almost Heaven Summer Retreat at The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, located at 1601 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV 25311.  Click above to download the Almost Heaven Retreat Registration Brochure.  Retreats will be offered from May 24 through July 14, 2019. The directed retreat is a silent time in which the retreatant is guided through a prayer experience by a personal spiritual director.  The retreatant meets daily with the director to reflect upon the prayer experience and to discern in the light of the experience how to proceed.  The material for prayer is Scripture.  If you have never made a directed retreat, a Friday evening through Sunday morning is a recommended introduction.  A weekend retreat is helpful in preparing retreatants to make longer retreats such as a 3 to 8 day retreat, or the thirty day experience. We...Read More >

YOU Can Help WVIS

Part-time help needed:  cooking, cleaning, maintenance. If interested contact Sr. Carole Riley   **Volunteer your time at WVIS: filing, housekeeping, cook a meal, answer the phone, weed the garden **Purchase Gift cards from: Walmart, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Amazon for house and retreatant needs. **Monetary donations:  coming soon you will be able to use your credit card to send a donation to WVIS. **k-cups for Keurig:  regular and decaf coffee, herbal teas   Do you shop online?  If so, your online shopping can benefit WVIS.  Here’s how: 1.  www.igive.com/button/ Add the i.give button to your browser – register and indicate you wish your shopping to help the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality. There are many stores on the igive site.  A percentage of your purchase will be sent to WVIS by those participating stores. 2.  You can shop smile.amazon.com, which is the exact same as Amazon.com. However, when you go to smile.amazon.com, they will donate 0.5% of all of your purchases...Read More >

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