UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, we are rescheduling many of our retreat offerings. Please check our Retreat Schedule frequently or call us at 814-263-4855 for updates. Contact us with any prayer requests. We will bring them to the Anawim Community for daily prayer.

You’re Invited! (Re-scheduled)
Sr. Therese Dush 5-Year Memorial Mass & Dinner

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 4pm Mass, 6:30pm dinner and celebration to follow

Please save the date: On Saturday, August 15th, we will celebrate a commemorative Mass and meal at Bethany Retreat Center. We hope you can join us to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of Sr. Therese’s passing into eternal and everlasting life.

Please plan to arrive at 2pm for some time of community fellowship and light refreshments. This will be followed by brief remembrances and remarks from friends of Sr. Therese.

Mass will begin promptly at 4pm. Before and after Mass there will be a variety of open activates focusing on the memory and on continuing to build on the vision of our foundress – of having a simple, welcoming center where a diversity of people come together to grow in prayer, hospitality, simplicity and service; a place where God is spoken of often; where we are filled with praise and gratitude; where love of one another and love of the Lord permeates all we do, everything we offer and say; and where we speak God’s love in silence, in deed and in word.

Dinner with be a time for continued celebration ($20 in advance, $24 per person). Please use the link below or call (814) 263-4855 by July 15th to make your Celebration Reservation and to let us know if you would like to arrange for any overnight accommodations before or after our day of celebration.

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BETHANY RETREAT CENTER was established in 1982 by the Anawim Religious Community of Frenchville, Pennsylvania. It is a place apart to rest, renew and be recreated for those seeking a deeper relationship with God.

Located on 140 acres of partially wooded land in the hills of Pennsylvania, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful — only 15 miles off Interstate 80.

BETHANY RETREAT CENTER offers trails through the woods to the mountain-top cross, outdoor stations of the cross, 102′ x 87′ labyrinth, mysteries of the rosary, and a lovely Marian Grotto for meditation. There are also trails for walking, hiking, and jogging, and the large lawns and gardens create ample space for quiet reflection.

There is a spacious dining room, home cooked meals, air-conditioned prayer space, large and medium conference rooms, hermitage space with kitchenette. Perfect for one-day or overnight conferences, retreats, sabbaticals, or private days.

PERSONAL RETREATS
When the schedule permits, individuals and groups such as parish personnel are welcome to avail themselves of the prayerful atmosphere of the retreat center for a day or for overnight stays. Arrangements are tailored to the needs and desires of the individual or group.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION
If you are interested in ongoing spiritual direction, call us for more information. Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9am – 7pm.

For more information, please call 814.263.4855.