Farewell Sr. Mary Ann Craig!

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Sister Mary Ann Craig, a member of the Handmaid community for more than fifty years and a gentle presence of the Center for decades, on August 25, 2018. She was 79 years of age.  Sister Mary Ann was born in Phila., PA and was from St. Agatha's parish. She was a graduate of St. Leonard's Academy High School and Rosemont College.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday August 28th, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Raphaela Center Chapel, 616 Cooperstown Rd., Haverford, PA 19041. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing at the Chapel Tuesday after 9:30 A.M. Int. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 616 Cooperstown Rd., Haverford, PA. 19041 would be appreciated.

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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