• All are welcome

  • Be still, and know that I am God

  • A place and a time for God

  • Come to me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest

  • I praise you, for I am wonderfully made

  • This only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

  • At the works of your hands I shout for joy

  • Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths.

  • In verdant pastures He gives me repose

  • Be still, and know that I am God

St. Raphaela Center provides a peaceful‚ welcoming atmosphere for all who are looking for a place and a time for God. Grounded in hospitality and Ignatian spirituality, we welcome individuals and retreat groups to rest, heal, grow and be nourished. 

The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and staff of St. Raphaela Center have a long-standing tradition of opening their home to retreatants seeking rest, prayer, and something "more." Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, we desire to provide a space of encounter for both human and spiritual growth, wholeness, and healing. Our mission is to extend a warm welcome to people of all religious traditions and to facilitate prayer and a deep spiritual encounter by accompanying them in their search for God and for meaning in their lives. 

Join us daily for Adoration live streamed on Facebook Live

Mornings: Monday–Saturday: 9am - 11am & Sunday: 10am - 12pm

Afternoons/Evenings: Monday & Wednesday: 7pm - 9pm & Tuesdays & Thursday–Sunday: 4pm - 6pm

Want to Chat? Call us at 610-642-5715

Prayer Intentions? Send your prayer intentions by email to straphaelacenter@gmail.com or call 610-642-5715

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Directed Retreat October 2020
Date: October 19 to October 26

October Weekend Directed Retreat
Date: October 23 to October 25

Centering Prayer Group on Zoom
Date: Oct 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am
To Deepen and Expand the Contemplative Spirit Within Us

SOUL COLLAGE® an intuitive process for self-discovery -Online
Date: Nov 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Session 1

SOUL COLLAGE® an intuitive process for self-discovery 
Date: Nov 17, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Advent Directed Retreat Weekend 2020
Date: December 11 to December 13

Ignatian Retreats

Advent Directed Retreat Extended
Date: December 11 to December 18

Winter Directed Retreat Extended
Date: January 29 to February 5

Winter Directed Retreat Weekend
Date: January 29 to January 31


Day and Overnight Retreats

Whether taking a personal day of prayer or joining a programmed retreat, come and be nourished just as you need.

Group Reservations and Facilities

Hold your school, parish, or community retreat at our Center.

Other Programs and Offerings

St. Raphaela center offers a variety of opportunities to deepen and explore, including Spiritual Direction, Shawl Ministry, Adoration, Taize, and much more.