“Human industry is
of no avail unless
God is intimately
united with it.”

St. Vincent de Paul


Spirituality Center Retreats and Programs

Praying with Nature

Nature is one of the most fulfilling gifts we have in our lives. Praying and sharing nature experiences with others is so gratifying. We will be celebrating the turning of the seasons with the gifts of nature that Marty has captured with her camera. We are graced by the creatures of our planet, our brothers and sisters, as we enjoy our world, day by day.

Leader: S. Marty Dermody, SC
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 9 & Dec. 11
Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
Location: Rose Room, SC Motherhouse
Fee: No fee; registration requested.

Marty Dermody, SC is the Director of the Spirituality Center and loves sharing her photography in her prayer.


Sundays of Reflection

This year our Sunday’s of Reflection will focus on how we live out our Charism statement:
“True to the spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Margaret Cecilia George, and all who share our heritage, we Sisters of Charity are called to be faith filled women of the Church. Like Elizabeth, we are called to be vitalized by Scripture and Eucharist; with her, we are called to fidelity to the Church, to reliance on the Spirit, and to life through love and friendship. We vow our lives to our God with whom we walk in humility, simplicity, and charity. As pilgrims we pray for the wisdom to know the needs of our sisters and brothers and we dare to risk a caring response.”

Dates: Nov. 3, Spirituality of Charity for Contemporary Pilgrims Nancy Bramlage, SC
            Dec. 8, Life through Love and Friendship Sue Miele, SC Associate
            Feb. 2, 2020 − Carla Rush, SC Associate
            March 1, 2020 S. Anita Maroun, SC
Time: 9:30 a.m. Mass in Chapel
          10:45 a.m. Presentation
          11:30 a.m. Large group questions/comments
Fee: Free will donations


Being Still with God – Advent

The Advent season asks us to pause, be still and know that God is there for us. As we prepare for Advent we’d like to offer you the opportunity to come and “Be still” with your God; spending some time in silence around the Motherhouse. We’ll begin with a short reflection and then you will go off to find some place to quiet your mind, heart and soul… in the chapel, prayer room, labyrinth, parlor or any bench. Pause and pray in your own way. To end the evening we will come together for a closing prayer.

Please join us for this time to be still, be quiet and continue to deepen your relationship with your loving God.

Presenter: S. Marty Dermody, SC
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Emmaus Room; SC Motherhouse
Fee: No fee; registration requested.


Praying the “O” Antiphons

The “O” Antiphons are some of the richest treasures of the Advent season. Again this Advent we will be praying the “O” Antiphons in the Motherhouse Chapel from 4-4:30 p.m. This will be the afternoon prayer to end our days and will include a reflection on each of the antiphons. We hope you will join us as we once again prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 – O Wisdom
Wednesday, Dec. 18 – O Adonai
Thursday, Dec. 19 – O Root of Jesse
Friday, Dec. 20 – O Key of David
Saturday, Dec. 21 – O Radiant Light
Sunday, Dec. 22 – O King
Monday, Dec. 23 – O Emmanuel
Time: 4-4:30PM
Location: Motherhouse Chapel
Fee: No fee or registration required.

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