“Charity is certainly
greater than any rule.
Moreover, all rules
must lead to charity.”

St. Vincent de Paul


Spirituality Center

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.

Private Retreats

This is an opportunity for a retreatant to share their prayer experience with a trained director in order to discover the movement of the Spirit. Spiritual Directors are available to meet with you as a regular companion on your life journey in relationship with God or to assist you during a directed retreat. Spiritual direction and private retreats are individually arranged by calling S. Mary Catherine Faller in Hospitality at 513-347-5346. Group spiritual direction is also available. 

Spirituality Center Location

Our new offices are located off Bender Road – across the street from Bayley. When arriving please stop at Mother Margaret Hall, the first building on the left as you enter the driveway. Go inside the sliding door and show your vaccine card and get your temperature taken. When you are finished drive directly ahead out of the driveway and park in the lot. The Spirituality Center is located on the first floor in St. Mary’s across from the garage. Enter the sliding door and the office is straight ahead.

Spirituality Center Staff

Our center has a staff of dedicated professionals who are available to assist you before, during and after your attendance at our programs.

Sister Marty Dermody, SC (Phone: 513-347-5453)

Sister Marty Dermody, SC, is the director of the Spirituality Center. Her ministry experience includes elementary education, preparing students for the Sacraments, and facilitating a student exchange program. For 15 years (2000-2015), she served in the Sisters of Charity Communications Office as staff photographer. S. Marty has a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Mount St. Joseph University.


Sister Maureen Heverin, SC

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.


Sister Mary Fran Davisson, SC

Sister Mary Fran Davisson, SC, is an Ohio-licensed, board certified massage therapist. She received her massage therapy training from the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Additional training includes: Healing Touch Levels I, II and III, Oncology Massage, Compassionate Touch for those in later life stages and Aromatherapy.


Micki Trentman, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 513-347-5449



Midwest Retreat Centers

The Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center is a member of Midwest Retreat Centers – a group established to increase awareness & availability of retreats to all who seek God’s peace.

Click on the links below to learn about other Midwest Retreat Centers & their offerings.

Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center (Indianapolis, Indiana)
(317) 788-7581

Bergamo Center (Dayton, Ohio)
(937) 426-2363

Benedictine Hospitality Center (Ferdinand, Indiana)
(812) 367-1411

Jesuit Spiritual Center (Milford, Ohio)
(513) 248-3500

Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center (Donaldson, Indiana)
(574) 935-1780

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center
(812) 825-4642 ext. 1

Mount St. Francis Center for Spirituality (Mount St. Francis, Indiana)
(812) 923-8817

Mount St. Joseph Conference & Retreat Center (Maple Mount, Kentucky)
(270) 229-0200

Nazereth Retreat Center (Nazareth, Kentuckey)
(502) 348-1597

Oldenburg Franciscan Center (Oldenburg, Indiana)
(812) 933-6437

Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House (Indianapolis, Indiana)
(317) 545-7681

Providence Spirituality and Conference Center (St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana)
(812) 535-2945

St. Meinrad Guest House & Retreat Center (St. Meinrad, Indiana)
(800) 581-6905\

Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center (Mount St. Joseph, Ohio)
(513) 347-5449

Transfiguration Spirituality Center (Episcopal) (Cincinnati, Ohio )
(513) 771-2171


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Directed Spirituality Retreats
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm

S. Judith Bonini, IHM, has been involved in retreat/spiritual direction for more than 20 years. Presently she is pastoral services director at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan. Her deep love is spiritual direction and retreat ministry. S. Judith invites the person to name God’s invitation, to reverence and to respond to this mystery as it unfolds in one’s life experiences.

S. Maureen Heverin, SC, received formal training in spiritual direction at the Jesuit Renewal Center in Milford, Ohio, in 1990. Her ministry experience includes elementary and adult education, social service work, spiritual formation, and leadership in the Sisters of Charity. Presently, S. Maureen’s ministry in the Spirituality Center includes spiritual direction, directing retreats and facilitating various spiritual programs.

S. Mary Ann Humbert, SC, participated in the summer Institute in Spiritual Direction out of Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, and studied in the Christian Spirituality program at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internship in retreat and spiritual direction at Milford Spiritual Center where she subsequently worked as part of the internship training team. She has conducted prayer classes, retreat opportunities and adult educational sessions for men and women from diverse religious traditions. She is trained in bio-spirituality and focusing and has been journeying with others as a spiritual director since 1973.

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S. Marie Vincentia Roney

Sister Marie Vincentia Roney died June 1, 2023 at the age of  90 in Mother Margaret Hall, the nursing facility for the Sisters of Charity, Cincinnati, Ohio. Sister Marie Vincentia was born on July 8, 1932 to Edward M. and Josephine (Lerch) Roney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was one of 13 children, six girls and seven boys. She was a Sister of Charity for 71 years. READ MORE.