Writing for Discovery
In partnership with WVIS, join Joseph Cronin as he guides writers to share personal stories. This program will begin Monday evening, September 10, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm. For more information and registration please click here. Next Step Discovery
September 28 & 29, 2018: Come, Celebrate the Life of Thomas Merton – Flyer and Registration Information Thomas Merton Workshop 9_28-29_18
October 19 & 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD: Growing in Grace (CPD 2018)
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
Almost Heaven Retreats (2019) May 24 to July 14 2019 Almost Heaven Retreats WVIS Brochure
The Summer-Fall Edition of the WVIS Newsletter has been published: WVIS Summer-Fall 2018 Newsletter
The Spring-Summer edition of the WVIS Newsletter has been published: WVIS Spring – Summer 2018 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.
Click here for the Almost Heaven Registration Brochure: 2018 WVIS Almost Heaven Retreats
Almost Heaven Retreats 2018
With anticipation, we are preparing for our 2018 Almost Heaven Summer Retreat at The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, located at 1601 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV 25311. Click here to download the Almost Heaven Retreat Registration Brochure. Retreats will be offered from May 25, 2018 through July 15, 2018.
Our directors this year are: Sr. Carole Riley, CDP, Rev. Bill Petro, Sr. Molly Maloney, OSF, Sr. Ritamary Schulz, ASCJ, Rev. Mr. Thomas Soper, Dr. Elaine Soper, Sr. Mary Irene Sorber, SCC, Sr. Rose Ann Hefner, CSJ, Bob Sylvester, Kathy Lester, Eileen Chwalibog, Cynthia Neely, Leanna Mock Lake, Gerri Wright, Elizabeth Deal, Ann Winton and Donna Manko-Kochirka.
As you know 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 hope you will register soon so we can guarantee a space for you. Please note there is an additional $20.00 charge for registering after May 11, 2018. 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.
We look forward to welcoming you this summer,
Sister Carole Riley, CDP, Ph.D.
West Virginia Institute for Spirituality
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:
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 to a charity of your choice. This is not tax deductible, but also not an additional expense.