Fr. Robert M. Hussey, SJ, the Provincial of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, has decided to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021. Fr. Hussey announced his decision on 29 May 2020 in a letter to the Province. You may read Fr. Hussey’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. As much as possible in this pandemic, the Jesuit Center will be offering retreats, days of prayer, and other programs for spiritual renewal, and hosting groups, through August 2021. You can see our 2020-2021 program calendar here.
In addition to the retreats, workshops, and programs offered by the Jesuit Center, we welcome non-profit groups who are looking for a beautiful setting to conduct their own group programs, retreats, or meetings.
Our facility is located nine miles west of Reading, PA. We have 250 acres of beautiful rolling hills, planned roads, walkways, terraces, grottos, and cloister gardens.
Past groups that the Jesuit Center has hosted include: RCIA groups, parish council retreats, training sessions for parish staff and volunteers, adult education classes, bereavement groups, parish senior citizen groups, high school Kairos retreats, and more.
Some groups come for the day and others spend the night. Day groups pay for their meals (breakfast $7, lunch $14, dinner $18) in addition to paying a rental fee for the meeting room. Costs of the meeting rooms range from $40-$200 depending on the room size and length of time needed. Overnight guests pay $90 per night (this includes up to three meals per day) and a group rental fee for the meeting room.
The Jesuit Center has 85 private bedrooms, a large dining room, a small private dining room, conference rooms, small meeting rooms, and several small parlors for group meetings. View sample photos of our meeting rooms and bedrooms.
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For more information about the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth and our facility or to inquire about space availability, please call Alisha Forcinio, Coordinator of Hosted Groups, at 610-670-3668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When you call or email, please remember to mention any special needs you may have.