St. Raphaela Center offers a variety of programs and events organized by our staff around various thematic and spiritually-guided formats.
All are invited to join the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in daily Eucharistic Adoration, and in a monthly evening Taize prayer accompanying Eucharistic Adoration. Come see how the Eucharist can become a source of transformation and sustenance in your life...for the life of the world! ...moreAdoration
Centering prayer is a way of opening the mind and heart beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. It can help us to receive the gift of experiencing God, who we know by faith dwells within us. If you are looking to cultivate a deeper relationship with God, give centering prayer a try. It just might be the practice that adds the depth and meaning you seek in your prayer life. ...more
Join our community of faith as we celebrate our devotion to the loving Heart of Jesus! Our chapel, surrounded by the beauty of God's creation, is the perfect setting for this celebration of God's incredible outpouring of love to us in the gift of the Eucharist. Following the liturgy, refreshments are served, and a reflection is offered for an opportunity to share our faith together. Come to grow in your relationship with God and with others! ...more
Come home to yourself, come home! How? Well, come see! Experience for yourself the benefits of participating with other men and women who have experienced the effects of this program. As you participate in the opportunity to listen, observe, reflect, risk and enjoy yourself and others, you will experience greater inner-freedom, a more relaxed attitude toward life and the freedom to be yourself. The presentations and discussions are designed to awaken the person to a newer understanding of the meaning of Christ's teaching and to render an inspiring and energetic approach to living the Gospel message.”. ...more
This knitting/crocheting activity is a response of comfort by women for women. In 1998, Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo started this ministry of solidarity as a result of their studies with Sister Therese Winter, MMS. Sister Kathy Gazie, acj has years of experience with Shawl Ministry, and she will even teach you with simple knitting steps! Friends interested in offering a shawl to an expectant mother or other occasion of joy, or to people in challenging situations such as a diagnosis, hospitalization, or death, can come together for this happy, contemplative, and prayerful experience. ...more
The practice of contemplative prayer opens us to encounter and to be formed by this love that is poured out. Taizé worship is a contemplative communal prayer service that consists of meditative singing, Scripture reading, and periods of silence in order to reach a contemplative state. It is an international movement, inspired by an ecumenical interspiritual community in France. At St. Raphaela Center, we integrate our charism of Eucharistic Adoration with this contemplative worship. Join us for a monthly Taizé prayer, including Eucharistic Adoration that will extend in silence until midnight after the hour-long Taizé service. ...more
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