Dear Friends,

We have been blessed!                                                                                  

Yes! With great joy, we would like to share with you some good news!          

Responding to the call of our time and to Pope Francis on “Care for our Common Home”, we, the Handmaids and the staff of St. Raphaela Center have been reflecting on a document called “Being in This World as in a Great Temple” – a guideline for reflection on the Laudato Si in the light of the Charism of the Handmaids. We have come up with some concrete plans which we want to implement at our Center, beginning with switching our energy source to a renewable one. Beginning March 5th, Saint Raphaela Center will be using 100% wind energy. We want to join you in our efforts to care for Our Common Home!

And more good news...

This year Saint Raphaela Center will be offering for the first time, an Easter Triduum Retreat -“Sharing the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus”, a retreat with Fr. Peter McIsaac, SJ, April 18-21.  This offering is a response to the requests of many who are seeking a contemplative and prayerful way of entering into the mystery of our salvation. This retreat will center on the beauty of Jesus’ gift of himself to us in the liturgies of the Easter Triduum. Since we would like to offer this opportunity for many, this retreat is partially sponsored by the Handmaids. The Masses and service are open to all. You are welcome to join us!

With love,

Sr. Lyan Tri, acj and all of us at St. Raphaela Center.


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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