Sabbaticals at WVIS

A sabbatical at WVIS is a grace-filled opportunity for rest, prayer, and studies designed for those in ministry or in a life changing transition, open to United States and International men and women, clergy and laity of all denominations, and members of religious communities.  Included are opportunities for an eight (8) to thirty (30) day directed Ignatian retreat, contemplative prayer, art, Healing Touch Massage Therapy, hermit experience, counseling, music therapy and spiritual direction. 

The program is offered and scheduled at convenience of participant. This can be 1 to 3 months: shorter or longer experience as discerned with Executive Director.

Please note: Applications are due two (2) months prior to the chosen Sabbatical start date.  Also, please note that WVIS has limited handicapped accessibility

Your Sabbatical experience provides you with opportunities for:

* Spiritual Growth
* Opportunities for Personal Prayer
* Community Experience

The offering for the Sabbatical experience is $132. (per night) USD.  This includes private space and private bath in the Hermitage which is located on the WVIS site.  You can also choose to stay in the retreat house for your sabbatical which is $100.00 per night for private room and shared bath.  This includes the program donation and basic living expenses. 

To begin the application process, call or text Sr. Carole Riley: 412 901-4259 or e-mail

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Download Sabbatical Informational Flyer
Download Sabbatical Application
Download Sabbatical Medical Certification Form

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