St. Raphaela Center’s retreat ministry strives to provide a peaceful‚ welcoming atmosphere for all who are looking for a place and a time for God. It is a “home away from home” where people can “come inside and rest awhile,” an oasis of peaceful surroundings where all can:

Be still and know that I am God!

Located just 10 miles from Center City Philadelphia, the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and staff of St. Raphaela Center have a long-standing tradition of opening their home to provide people with an experience that fosters 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.

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.

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