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In a letter dated 29 May 2020, the Provincial of the former Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus announced his decision to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  You may read the Provincial’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.


While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville.  The Jesuit Center will continue to offer retreats and other programs for spiritual renewal, and to host groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2021 program calendar here.


Dear Supporter,

At the Jesuit Center, we deliberately keep our prices low. We offer scholarships to retreatants who cannot afford even our modest fees, and we welcome many folks from economically challenged and inner-city populations.  We rely on the generosity of benefactors to help us keep this historic building and 240 acres of green space spruce and welcoming. 


We ask you to please consider making a donation – of whatever amount –

to the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth. 


The Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth is a nonprofit organization and your charitable gift is tax deductible.  Donations of all types are accepted including cash, stocks or other marketable securities, insurance proceeds, and bequests.  If you have any questions about a donation or would like to discuss the best way to financially support the Jesuit Center, please contact Br. Christopher Derby, SJ, Executive Director at 610-670-3625 or at cderby@jesuitcenter.org.  Thanks for your consideration.  Know that we keep all of our benefactors in our prayers.


You can submit your donation through mail or online through PayPal.


Click here to donate with a credit card or your PayPal account. You do not need a PayPal account to process your credit card donation.


To donate by check, make checks payable to:

Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth

and mail to:

Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth

Registrar's Office

501 North Church Road

P.O. Box 223

Wernersville, PA 19565-0223


Thank you for making our mission possible!

Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth Board of Trustees


The Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth is a Jesuit retreat house and spirituality center situated in the gorgeous rural environs outside Reading, PA.  We invite Roman Catholics, Christians of every denomination, and seekers who hunger for, in the expression of St. Ignatius Loyola, magis – “more” – of God.  Come experience our hospitality, walk these holy grounds, and pray in this sacred space.

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