If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you,"
that would suffice

- Meister Eckart -

          For our family and friends, if we are blessed to have them, for our health, if we are fortunate to have it, for our homes, if we are lucky enough to live in them.  But most of all, for that inner peace, the Christ within. That corner of our hearts claimed by the Divine, which we share with everyone around us who is alive.

          Thanksgiving is a day to open our hearts, to give of our inner peace, to welcome the stranger and to celebrate our common source.

          At St. Raphaela our mission is hospitality, so that all may find the holy within and let it animate them.

          May this Thanksgiving extend the mission started by St. Raphaela Mary and the First Handmaids to every home fortunate to share food and blessings.  And, especially, to every heart able to perceive the Divine and thus able to reach out to others in need of the peace we all want in our lives.

 "Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever."
1 Chronicles 16:34

St. Raphaela Center welcomes both Individuals and Groups looking for a time of retreat. We also offer scheduled Programs, including a variety of retreats and events organized by our Center staff around different thematic and spiritually-guided formats.

For Individuals

  • Personal Days of Prayer: Choose from one of our scheduled dates or arrange for your own.
  • Overnight Retreats & Other Programs: Choose from one of our scheduled programs or make arrangements for your own private retreat.
  • Spiritual Direction: Share your journey with a trained director, either on an ongoing basis or during a retreat stay.

For Groups

We host groups of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds. The following offerings are available for groups coming to the Center:

  • Partial-day, full-day, or overnight stay
  • Use of facilities and staff services
  • Collaboration of a staff member to help plan and facilitate a retreat

Scheduled Programs

We are adding new programs all the time! Some of our regular programs include:

Check back often to see all of our upcoming events, and register before space runs out!
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A warm welcome and God's loving embrace await you every day at
St. Raphaela Center - a place and a time for God.

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