The Spirituality Center, located near Cincinnati, Ohio, provides opportunities for spiritual enrichment to the community through a wide variety of programs. We offer weekend/overnight retreats, private retreats, days of reflection, evening prayer programs, massage therapy, a labyrinth and provide individual spiritual direction for both men and women. Motivated by the Sisters of Charity vision to share our faith and resources, the mission of Spirituality Center is to provide opportunities for growth by deepening faith life, strengthening efforts toward community building, reaching out to the needs of the community and heightening awareness of Gospel values. Stemming from a belief that all life is sacred, our purpose is to unite faith with life experience in a holistic approach.
Our center has a staff of dedicated professionals who are available to assist you before, during and after your attendance at our programs.
Sister Annette Marie Paveglio, SC, (Director) has experience in education and administration at various levels and has planned and facilitated retreat days and prayer experiences for adults as a Catechetical Leader. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and completed coursework for a Master's Degree in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Sister Mary Fran Davisson, SC (Massage Therapist), is nationally certified, Ohio-licensed massage therapist. She received her massage therapy training from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has taken Healing Touch Levels I, II and III, and has training in Compassionate Touch for Those in Later Life Stages and Aromatherapy. Maureen Heverin, SC, received formal training in Spiritual Direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio in 1992. Her ministry experience includes elementary education and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation and leadership in the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Congregation. Presently Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction (individual and group), directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.
One Silence, One Mercy:
A Lenten Retreat with Thomas Merton
Sisters, Associates and friends of the SC Community gathered March 18 and 25 for this Lenten retreat. Christopher Pramuk facilitated the two evenings of Lenten prayer, which joined music and shared silence with a series of brief meditations on the writings of Thomas Merton.
Spirituality Center Offers
January Pottery Retreat
S. Jackie Kowalski (center) leads participants on a retreat that refreshes the spirit and renews creativity. In Feel Like You’re Going to Pot? – held Saturdays in January – S. Jackie has helped participants hand-build, trim and glaze a creation while reflecting on the parallel manner in which God interacts with us human vessels of clay.