"Be still and know."

— Psalm 46:10

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality (WVIS) is dedicated to providing space and opportunities for deepening mindfulness, prayer practice, interior peace, and for integrating moral and ethical values.

WVIS is rooted and growing in the light of God’s love.

The WVIS Retreat House is located in Charleston, West Virginia. Retreatants have the opportunity to step away from their busy lives into the safe (Covid protocols remain in place) and nurturing atmosphere of both the Retreat House and if desired, the Hermitage. While here, you can relax and spend time in silence and be companioned on your spiritual journey with dedicated Spiritual Directors.

Can’t get away? Let WVIS and our dedicated spiritual directors journey with you either in person (see our list of Associate Spiritual Directors to find a spiritual director near you) or via Zoom.

Satellite Locations

The mission of WVIS is fueled by the charism of spiritual direction. Individuals called to be associate ministry directors serve as satellites of WVIS in a relationship of mutual support with the mission of WVIS at their center.

Offerings & Information

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual directors journey with individuals as they discern the invitations of the Holy Spirit.

Certified Supervisors

Supervisors provide a safe space for spiritual directors to reflect on their practice.

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WVIS offers a variety of programs (many of which include CEU credits) aligned with our mission.

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Training programs include spiritual direction, supervision, and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.


WVIS offers weekend retreats and individual silent Ignatian directed retreats.

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WVIS resources for ongoing spiritual growth and prayerful meditation.


WVIS offers Enneagram Conference via Zoom

   Are you curious about the Enneagram? The Enneagram is a sophisticated and powerful system for self-understanding, personal development, and spiritual transformation. This conference takes you into the depths of the Enneagram for your own personal...

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

  September 1st marked the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation... Pope Francis first instituted the September 1st World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in 2015, serving as a way to encourage the faithful around the world to pray for our common...

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Enjoy a 3-minute Retreat

   All is Good The works of God are all of them good; every need when it comes he fills.  - Sirach 39:33 This morning you are invited to experience a 3-Minute Retreat offered daily by Loyola Press. This verse from Sirach, which is part of the retreat, draws our...

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Stay in touch

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WVIS programs are available both in-person and on Zoom. Please know that we respect your Inbox so unless you request additional specific information, you will receive no more than two emails from us each month and you can opt-out at any time.