St. Raphaela Center

Retreats and Prayer

Summer Directed Retreat Week/Weekend:

St. Raphaela Center offers retreats for an extended time of prayer and silence, accompanied by a Spiritual Director.

Summer Directed Retreat II: July 23 – 30, 2018

Sponsored Day of Prayer: August 14 from 8:30AM TO 5:00PM

Come for a day of spiritual renewal and discover some peace and quiet in this whirlwind
of a life that we all live. We have set aside one Private Retreat Day each month for individuals who wouldlike to spend the day in private prayer or quiet reflection at the Center. This day of prayer is one Tuesday each month from August to June from8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Cost is $15. There is also the possibility of having a session with one of our Spiritual Directors at an addition cost of $20. 

Please register for one or more of ourmonthly sessions by emailing us at or phone 610-642-5715.

To register, call 610-642-5715 or

Fall Directed Retreat - September 20 to September 27

The Fall is such a beautiful time to make a retreat…so many colors to see and reflect on…so many changes going on in nature and maybe within you! Consider coming to St. Raphaela Center for our Fall Directed Retreat. Our skilled staff directors will be availableto direct your retreat through these days.

Cost: $500 – $570, depending upon room choice. Please Register no later than September 14, 2018. You can register online at or phone 610-642-5715 or email:

Thank you to all those who responded to St. Raphaela Center’s need for beds, desks, lamps, furnishings, etc. At this time we seem to have all we need. We are grateful for the many calls and willingness to be of help. Thank you for being part of our mission.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: August 9 from10:30 to 12:00 Noon.

In 1998, Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Gaio started this ministry of solidarity as a result of their studies with Sister Therese Winter, MMS. Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy.

S. Kathy acj, the facilitator of our Prayer Shawl Ministry has years of experience in conducting this Ministry. She will be happy to teach you the simple steps of knitting or crocheting so no experience is necessary. Friends interested in doing this work of Mercy for another on an occasion of joy or challenge, gather with S. Kathy for this prayerful experience. 

Date of Gatherings: Every 2nd Thursday         Time: 10:30 – 12:00 Noon

Needed: Yarn: 3 Skeins of Home Spun

Needles (size 11 or 13)

Cost: There is no cost

To register: Call: 610-642-5715 or