Past WVIS Board President Mother Has Died

    Linda Cooper’s mother died Friday. The funeral is Tuesday. Linda’s address is 5016 Casting Way Greensboro, NC 27455.                  

Daily Reflections for the Season of Advent 2018

  These reflections are offered to assist you on your spiritual journey during this Season of Advent. Reflections for the Season of Advent 2018 –  click the following to take you to the reflection booklet:  2018 West Virginia Institute for Spirituality Advent Reflections  

Register for Upcoming Programs and Retreats at WVIS Here

Soup and Silence – First Friday of the Month – September through May at 12:00 Noon       December 14-15, 2018 Advent Directed Retreat             Advent Directed Retreat 2018 Flyer    January 17-20, 2019:   Intensive  Workshop:  Methods of Directing the 19th Annotation Retreat in Everyday Life Flyer:  Retreat in Everyday Life 19th Ann 2019   March 9, 2019   What Am I Here For  What Am I Here For   Almost Heaven Retreats (2019)    May  24  to July 14  2019 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure   Online course for Spiritual Directors – Begins January 11, 2019           Formation of the Heart 2019  Click on this brochure for more information. Formation of the Heart: Dispositions in Spiritual Direction Ministry a five-month online course for Spiritual Directors taught by Sister Carole Riley, CDP, Ph.D., LPC, Fellow – AAPC, Executive Director of The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality.  The dates of the course offerings are listed below. This course explores and...Read More >

WVIS Fall-Winter 2018 Newsletter

The Fall-Winter Edition of the WVIS Newsletter has been published:  10-8-18 WVIS Fall – Winter 2018 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

2019 Almost Heaven Retreats Registration Information

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 >


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. 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, which is the exact same as However, when you go to, they will donate 0.5% of all of your purchases...Read More >

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