St. Raphaela Center

Retreats and Prayer Services

616 Coopertown Rd. in Haverford


A Day of Prayer November 13 – 8:30am – 3:00pm
This Day of Prayer and Reflection offers you peace and support that will help you deal with loss as it affects your life. The day will be directed by Deacon David Schaffer, MS, a Pastoral Counselor, and will provide time for personal prayer as well as sharing. The Eucharist will be celebrated by Fr. Frank Doyle, OSA. Grief has a way of plundering our prayer life often leaving us feeling empty and alone. Join us for a day or prayer and reflection away from the busyness of daily life

Tuesday, November 13
Cost: $40.00
Please register online at or call 610-642-5715.


November 10 at 1:00 pm
As Richard Rohr states “Awareness is a way of living in the Presence, and even of enjoying the Presence. The contemplative is not just aware of God’s presence but trusts, allows and delights in it.” 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 program incorporates contemplative prayer, reflection, and sharing experiences from former members of the group as well as articles and audio visuals.

The cost of this session is $20.00. Deadline date for registration is due 1 week prior to the day. Register via email or phone 610-642-5715.

Advent Day of Prayer Wednesday, December 5 – 8:30am–3:30pm
Presentations by Fr. McIsaac, SJ

As we make our journey through Advent, we continue the work of the Prince of Peace by announcing the News that God has not forgotten his people. So, we seek healing and forgiveness for the wounds within us and in our world. The cost of the retreat is $45.00. Please register on line at or call the Center at 610-642-5715.

Taize Prayer - Wednesday, November 14

The next Taize Prayer being offered at St. Raphaela Center will be held on Wednesday, November 14 from 7:30 - 8:30pm. This contemplative communal prayer service is offered in the Center’s chapel on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Eucharistic Adoration is also available until midnight after the hour-long Taize service. All are welcome – no reservations are required.