We congratulate Dr. Carolyn Nickerson, Ph.D who has been chosen as the 2018 Honoree in Education for the Johnstown YWCA Tribute to Women! Her dear friend, Barb Condor, made the nomination for which Carrie is very grateful for her efforts on her behalf.
Carrie says, “Thank you all! You should be honored, too…”
“Return to Me With all Your Heart” Lenten Directed Retreat begins March 23 at 6:00 PM.
The season of Lent invites us to turn to God with all our heart.
• Individual Spiritual Direction
Click here for more information Lenten Directed Retreat 2018
Click on this link to access Reflections for the Season of Lent: WVIS Lent Reflections 2018
Please click on the link below for complete information.
The Winter-Spring edition of the WVIS Newsletter has been published: WVIS Winter-Spring 2018 Newsletter (click this link)
Check out the latest on new programs being offered, articles on Thomas Merton, introduction to WVIS new Board president and new members of the Board, etc.
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.