"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.
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 directors journey with individuals as they discern the invitations of the Holy Spirit.
Supervisors provide a safe space for spiritual directors to reflect on their practice.
WVIS offers a variety of programs (many of which include CEU credits) aligned with our mission.
Training programs include spiritual direction, supervision, and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.
WVIS offers weekend retreats and individual silent Ignatian directed retreats.
WVIS resources for ongoing spiritual growth and prayerful meditation.
4th and Walnut
There are many wonderful opportunities for spiritual growth, refreshment, joy, and solace at West Virginia Institute for Spirituality. One opportunity is a “pearl of great price” that has brought me multitudes of all of these things. It’s the Thomas Merton...
The Power of Yes
As I discern my next steps in ministry, I am reading about the sacred feminine and the many names for our Blessed Mother Mary in Birthing the Holy: Wisdom from Mary to Nurture Creativity and Renewal by Christine Valters Paintner. A passage puzzled me— “The story of...
The Groans of Creation
Every person you meet has a story. Sometimes a consequential one. In the attached interview, (Click HERE) Associate Spiritual Director Intern Jerry Rutledge listens to the story of a woman whose spiritual journey was changed by a relationship with her brother who is...
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