Sally Orcutt is offering a 6 week online program on Emotional Sobriety using Zoom. Please click on the link below for more information. Emotional Sobriety Course using Zoom
The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality is pleased to announce a new edition of The History of WVIS. This book is now available for purchase and your reading pleasure. Throughout the chapters, you will see our growth and progress from 2010-2019. As you review the second decade of WVIS history, first, join us in giving thanks for God’s Providential development of the Institute, second, for Christina St. Clair, who compiled, integrated, and creatively crafted a testimony to God’s faithfulness to the anawim. Third, ponder the people blessed through participation, but more importantly, BLESS those who have given of their own gifts to bless others. The donation for this book is $35.00 plus shipping (media rate is $4.50). Also available, the history of WVIS from 1999-2009 written by Ginny Masters the donation for this book is $20.00 plus shipping (media rate is $2.00). You may request your book through email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call WVIS 304.345.0926.
“Behold, I am making all things new”. Revelation 21:5 Sister Ritamary Schulz, A.S.C.J, Associate Spiritual Director at The West Virginia Institute, has been reassigned to Hamden, Connecticut. This change in ministry takes place August, 2020. The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality has been blessed with the gift of her presence and ministry. Each month she travels to our southern satellite in Beckley, Bluefield and Princeton, West Virginia providing spiritual direction. In addition, Sr. Ritamary serves as a faculty member in our Associate Spiritual Direction Training program, offers supervision to our Associate Spiritual Directors and Interns and provides Ignatian silent directed retreats. Her love of God, her dedication and enthusiasm in the area of spirituality are reflected daily in all that she does. As she is able, she will continue her ministry with WVIS. Please join us in giving thanks to...Read More >
During the month of July, Dr. Carole Riley will present a Zoom only Video Conference on developing spiritual direction supervision skills. Please click on the link below for more information. Spiritual Direction Supervision
PRAY through May with MARY: Vision of Hope Mary: Vision of Hope Prayers and Reflections Booklet (click here) 31 reflections for you to pray during the month of May and/or anytime. Printed copies available for $5.00. Additional Charges for Postage.
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 >
Enjoy reading our 2nd edition of our newsletter featuring all our new staff and anniversaries of our longtime staff. WVIS 2020 – 2 newsletter
Please see the flyer and registration form for our Annual Almost Heaven Retreats., May 21 – July 12, 2020. Also please see below the Almost Heaven Retreat brochure for 2021. Welcome to God’s peace and quiet reflection! 2020 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure 2021 AlmostHeavenRetreats WVIS Brochure
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 >
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