Cultivating Positive Dispositions

What better way to live than to cultivate positive dispositions!
Nov. 19d   Accepting cultural differences…      Nov. 19 f    
Nov. 19eEducating oneself
Listening  & Praying     Nov.19
                                 Loving oneself and others
The Golden Rule:  “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you!”
                                                                                                                                            Matthew 7:12
Thank you, Sr. Carole Riley, CDP, for your words of wisdom and guidance throughout this presentation!

WVIS Reflections for the Advent and Christmas Seasons

West Virginia Institute for Spirituality:  “Bridges”  Reflections for the Advent and Christmas Seasons
2017 Advent – Christmas Seasons Reflections (click here)
Reflections Cover Page

GIVING JESUS YOUR HEART: A Spiritual Transplant Retreat — Registration

Giving Jesus Your Heart Registration Booklet (click here)

“Jesus, I pray that I may lose my-SELF in your Sacred Heart”
(Adapted from a Prayer of Saint Margaret Mary)

11-11-17 Give Jesus Our Heart Revised docx

2017 Advent Directed Retreat



Do you know Chopsticks is a waltz?

November 11, 2017 was Music Day at WVIS….featuring Sr. Mary Pellicane, Sr. Carole Riley, Sr. Rosemonde Deck, and Sr. Kellee Fletcher.  Each Sister played the Chop Waltz as a solo.  Sr. Mary Pellicane was the star!!!

wvis musicians

Sister Molly Maloney, OSF to Receive Award

It is with great pleasure, to announce that Sr. Molly Maloney, OSF will be the recipient of her Religious Community’s “Franciscan Fellowship Award”!  This year the award is given to Sr. Molly for her “Centered in Christ” work at WVIS.  The Franciscan Sisters of Penance and Christian Charity give this award each year to exemplify their work in the world at large as they live out their value statements.  We proudly congratulate Sister as she receives this recognition from her community.

Congratulations, Elizabeth Deal!

On October 19, Sr. Carole Riley  and the WVIS Team were happy to present Elizabeth Deal her graduation certificate as a Spiritual Director.

Sr. Carole & Liz

Sr. Carole RIley, Rick Steelhammer & Elizabeth Deal


Rev. Paul Bricker published in Spirit of Chaplaincy

Congratulations to Rev. Paul Bricker, a WVIS Associate Spiritual Director!  He was published in the “Spirit of Chaplaincy”, a publication of the National VA Chaplain Center in Hampton, VA.  We thank you, Paul, for your devotion to the veterans of our armed forces.  Paul’s article is below:


A hospice nurse at another hospital told me this:  “My eight year old daughter said to me:  ‘Mommy, you must not be a very good nurse because all your patients die’.”  This is the reality of working in hospice.
After one grueling week in which we had four deaths, I noticed that gloom had set in our hospice unit.  There are many ceremonies one can do….  What I did was a beer run.
I bought one case of diet root beer and one case of regular root beer and distributed them ice cold to the staff.  This ceremony brought a level of relief to our floor.
Chaplain Paul Bricker
Beckley, WV


Soup and Silence


2017-18 Soup-Silence

WVIS Winter Newsletter has been published.

Current articles and news at WVIS.

WVIS Winter 2017 Newsletter  (Click here)



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