LIVING WITH THE CHALLENGES OF STRESS Participants will be able to define stress and its impact on the human body. Complete a self-assessment of their own stress level. Understand various techniques for coping with stress and have a “tool box” of techniques to use in coping with stress. Create a personal stress control plan. Presented by: Rev. Alan Kim Webster R.N., D. Min. April 11, 2020 – 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CEU’s for Social Workers, Registered Nurses and Licensed Professional Counselors REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE PROGRAM.  THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH ZOOM.  WVIS WILL FORWARD ZOOM INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPATION ONCE REGISTRATION IS RECEIVED. Cost of program:  $50 (includes CEU recipients).   Upon completion of the program, WVIS will issue certificates. To register, email or call 304-345-0926.  Registrations must be received by April 8, 2020.

Where are you during this time? by Fr. Bill Petro

Notice how Christ’s grace meets us in our fears and moves toward and into compassionate living. Posted on Facebook by Fr. Bill Petro

A Prayer For Time of Pandemic

A PRAYER IN TIME OF PANDEMIC Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders. Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace. Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness...Read More >

2020 Vision Lenten Reflections

Please click below to view our new Lenten Reflections for 2020. WVIS Lent 2020 Reflections

New…Newsletter 2020 #2

Enjoy reading our 2nd edition of our newsletter featuring all our new staff and anniversaries of our longtime staff. WVIS 2020 – 2 newsletter  

Almost Heaven Retreats 2020

Please see the flyer and registration form for our Annual Almost Heaven Retreats., May 21 – July 12, 2020. Welcome to God’s peace and quiet reflection!   2020 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure

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    Almost Heaven Retreats (2020)   –   Get a head start on 2020 –    2020 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure 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.  If you would like more information or the opportunity to talk more about this, call (304) 345-0926.  Our facility accommodates...Read More >

WVIS Newsletters – 2019 – 2020

    Newsletter #3 2019:    WVIS Newsletter Number 3, 2019…  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) The Summer-Fall Edition of  the WVIS Newsletter: WVIS Summer-Fall 2019 Newsletter Winter-Spring 2020 Edition of the WVIS Newsletter:  WVIS_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


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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