“We have to make
our occupations holy.
We do this by seeking
God in them.”

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 dureing a directed retreat. Spiritual direction and private retreats are individually arranged by calling 513-347-5449. Group spiritual direction is also available.

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

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 

Bethany Retreat House (East Chicago, Indiana)
(219) 398-5047 

Flaget Retreat Center (Louisville, Kentucky)
(502) 448-8581 

John XXIII Center (Hartford City, Indiana)
(765) 348-4008 

Kordes Retreat Center (Ferdinand, Indiana)

(812) 367-1411 

Lial Renewal Center (Whitehouse, Ohio)
(419) 877-0432

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

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 

Oldenburg Franciscan Center (Oldenburg, Indiana)

(812) 933-6437 

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

Providence 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 

Victory Noll Center (Huntington, Indiana)
(260) 356-0628