• 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

Charis Young Adult Retreat: Spirit@Work

Date: March 6 - 6:00pm to March 8 - 1:00pm



Looking for a Catholic retreat for young adults this spring? Join us for the third annual Philadelphia Charis Ministries retreat at St. Raphaela Retreat Center in Haverford, PA. Over the course of the weekend, retreatants will:

  • Connect with other young adults who are reflecting about career, vocation or relationship paths
  • Encounter the Holy Spirit working in their life and learn Ignatian tools for decision making developed by St Ignatius of Loyola
  • Grow in understanding of how to use one’s unique gifts and talents to respond to God’s invitation

Charis Ministries is a retreat ministry in the Jesuit tradition for those in their 20s and 30s. The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus have partnered with Charis to offer young adults this possibility of exploring and deepening their relationship with God, self, and others through Ignatian Spirituality.

Registration: Please click HERE to register online, or call St. Raphaela Center at 610.642.5715. 

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Ignatian Retreats

Fall Directed Retreat
Date: September 18 to September 25

Advent Directed Retreat Extended
Date: December 11 to December 18

Winter Directed Retreat Extended
Date: January 29 to February 5


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.