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

St. Vincent de Paul



Spirituality Center Retreats and Programs

Most people who desire to make a retreat want to step aside from the busy life they lead and spend some time looking within, looking at their relationship with God, and what is happening in their lives. All adults are welcome to participate in our retreats regardless of religious affiliation, vocation or gender. Call the Spirituality Center director, S. Marty Dermody, SC, at 513-347-5453 for assistance.

There are other Sisters of Charity spiritual directors available for directed retreats at the scheduled retreat times. Both the conference and directed retreats can be made for a shorter number of days if so desired. If choosing a director for a directed retreat other than those listed in this brochure, contact the Sister to make sure she is available during your requested days before sending in your registration. If you would like assistance in identifying other directors, call 513-347-5453 for information or email us at spirituality.center@srcharitycinti.org.

All retreatants must send proof of vaccination. Please make sure you bring a mask in case they are required.

Let Us Dream – The Path to a Better Future

Our reflections will be centered on the three sections of Pope Francis’ recent book, viz., Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future. (A Time to See, A Time to Choose, and A Time to Act). In the shadow of the pandemic, here our Holy Father taps into his rich background in Ignatian discernment to provide spiritual direction through this time of local and global crises. The days will be not only a time to ponder and reclaim our religious identity and charisms, but a time of cultivating HOPE as well. Conferences will be supplemented by short video clips,, music, and art. For more information and to register …

Presenter:  Fr. Jack Conley
Dates and Time: Sunday, July 24-4PM-Saturday, July 30-12PM
Overnight Fee: $450; $425 for Sisters of Charity
Commuter Fee: $325; $300 for Sisters of Charity
$100 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration  (applied to total fee)

Opening Prayer: Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m.
Daily: M-F Morning Prayer, 9 a.m. Prayer Points: 9:15 a.m.
Liturgy: 10 a.m. (M-F)
Conference: 3 p.m.
Closing: Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m.

Directed Retreats, July 2022

Dates and Times: Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 30, 12 p.m.
Overnight Fee: $500; $475 for Sisters of Charity
Commuter Fee: $375; $350 for Sisters of Charity
$100 non-refundable registration fee due at time of registration  (applied to total fee)
For more information and to register …

Opening Prayer: Sunday, July 24, 4 p.m.
Liturgy: 10 a.m. (M-F)
Closing: Saturday. July 30, 9 a.m.

We have 30 rooms available for outside guests. Please register early if you would like overnight accommodations.

PATMARIE BERNARD, SC, RN has been a spiritual director and retreat director since 1990. She received formal preparation in spiritual direction at the Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. Patmarie has training in dream work, journaling, centering prayer, Lectio Divina, Native American spirituality and creative expression work. She served on the retreat staff of the Sangre de Cristo Renewal Program in Santa Fe, NM. Her ministry experience includes healthcare outreach with management and nursing services among the poor.

BETTY FINN, SC is currently engaged in spiritual direction and retreat work. She has a background in counseling and a private practice of spiritual direction. Betty has previously been involved in community leadership, formation work, working with adult students at Mount St. Joseph University, and elementary education. She has been giving retreats, both directed and conference, for over 20 years.

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

Centering Prayer

If you feel called to a contemplative way of praying, and if you would like mutual, ongoing support and learning about it, a Centering Prayer group may be for you.

Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Fee: free; no registration required

Leaders: Liz Maxwell & Joyce Richter, SC
Location: Prayer Room; SC Motherhouse
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Fee: free; no registration required


Upcoming Events

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Memorial Mass for S. Catherine Kirby
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:48 pm

You will be able to view the Mass at 10 a.m. by CLICKING HERE or watch the archived mass on the Sisters password-protected section of the website.

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Timeless Treasures

The Sisters of Charity joined the faculty, staff, and 170 students of San Felipe de Neri School in Old Town, Albuquerque, in celebrating the 140th anniversary of the school’s founding. A “timeless treasure” of the founding days in our Archives, is a sepia photograph of S. Pauline Leo with her class of young boys. Read More.