The Mission of St. Joseph Retreat House is to provide a silent, sacred and welcoming space of prayer to those seeking rest and desiring to encounter and deepen their relationship with Christ in a radical way. This encounter is particularly rooted in the traditions of St. Ignatius and Venerable Father Bruno Lanteri, the founder of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.
The mission and purpose of the house is furthered through the ministry of hospitality as well as personalized spiritual direction in which the person is accompanied and encouraged in his or her walk with Christ.
Retreats and Programs
There are a variety of retreats, programs, and gatherings that are offered. At the heart of the retreats offered at St. Joseph are the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, which are a directed retreat experience. A directed retreat is an extended one-on-one encounter with God structured to include exploration of the matters of the heart, daily hours of contemplation and meditation, moments of recreational activity, and daily meetings with a spiritual director.