WVWC Talk and Tea Scheduled for April 24, 2018 at WVIS

WVWC Talk and Tea Scheduled for April 24, 2018
The West Virginia Women’s Commission will host their statewide Talk and Tea Initiative  for Region IV women on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, located on 1601 Virginia Street East in Charleston’s East End Historic District.
The purpose of this tea is to give women in the Greater Charleston Area, as well as surrounding counties of Boone, Clay, Putnam and Fayette,  the opportunity to network and to determine ways  the West Virginia Women’s Commission can better serve the needs of all women in West Virginia.
Registration is required. There is no charge for this tea. For additional information call/text Dr Bob Harrison, West Virginia Women’s Commission District IV Commissioner at 304-932-8246 or e-mail DRBOBWV@AOL.COM

Prayers Requested For Sr. Molly, Rick Steelhammer, Eileen Chwalibog

Ruth Maloney, mother of Sister Molly Maloney, OSF, died peacefully at Hubbard Hospice care on Sunday, April 1.    Condolences can be sent to:  Sister Molly Maloney, OSF       1601 Virginia St. E            Charleston WV 25311.  or WVISsrMolly@aol.com
Arrangements are pending

Rick Steelhammer, former Board President, suffered a heart attack on Thursday, March 29.  Doctors performed surgery.  Rick is in Thomas Hospital.  He is doing well and would appreciate prayer for a speedy recovery



On March 28, the mother of Eileen Chwalibog, passed into eternity.  Her mother had demetia for a long time.  May she rest in the loving arms of God.  Eileen would appreciate your prayers.


Reflections for the Easter Season

 Click on this link to access Reflections for the Easter Season: 2018 WVIS Easter Season Reflections

Register for Upcoming Programs and Retreats at WVIS Here


Almost Heaven Retreats May 25-July 15, 2018 at WVIS     2018 WVIS Almost Heaven Retreats

September 14 & 15, 2018:  Come, Celebrate the Life of Thomas Merton – Flyer and Registration Information             Merton 9_14-15_18 Registration Flyer

September 22, 2018:  Directing the Eight Day Retreat in Daily Life   –  Booklet and Registration  2018 Registration Booklet Eight Day Retreat in Daily Life!





Retreat in Everyday Life 19th Ann 2019

WVIS Spring – Summer 2018 Newsletter

The Spring-Summer edition of the WVIS Newsletter has been published:  WVIS Spring – Summer 2018 Newsletter

Check out the latest on new programs being offered, 2018- 2019 theme for Reflections, calendar of events, etc.

Soup and Silence


2017-18 Soup-Silence - revised

2017-18 Soup-Silence

Sister Carole Riley CDP, Ph.D. Programs

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

2018 Almost Heaven Retreats Registration Information

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.
Executive Director
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:

1.  www.igive.com/button/
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.

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