PRAY through May with MARY: Vision of Hope
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Notice how Christ’s grace meets us in our fears and moves toward and into compassionate living.
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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 and despair. May they know your peace. Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks. May they know your peace, as they work together to achieve it on earth. Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Jesus Christ, heal us. AMEN. Kerry Weber – www.americamagazine.org
Please click below to view our new Lenten Reflections for 2020.
WVIS Lent 2020 Reflections
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
West Virginia Institute for Spirituality
Denise Hanson, RN, Facilitator
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 only 15 retreatants at a time. Our meals always include a vegan option and the facility is air conditioned.
Sister Carole Riley, CDP, Ph.D.
Executive Director West Virginia Institute for Spirituality
Winter-Spring 2020 Edition of the WVIS Newsletter: WVIS_Newsletter
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
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