2021 Retreat Schedule
Includes COVID-19 Precautions

LAST UPDATED 2/18/2021

UPDATE: At Bethany Retreat Center we are hopeful that the worst of the pandemic is now behind us. We are encouraged as the vaccine becomes more available and in many counties the COVID statistics are drastically improving each day. Slowly, carefully, and prayerfully Bethany has begun the process of reopening. We have started receiving private retreatants for overnight retreats, planning indoor retreats to accommodate groups of 10 or less and looking forward to larger outdoor events in the Spring and Summer.  As often as possible, we will offer attendance to retreats via Zoom for those guests that would like to attend a retreat, but are unable to travel or attend in person.  We value the importance of offering people a place of peace and quiet in the midst of all the chaos in the world today. We continue to follow WHO, CDC and PA guidelines as we serve meals in our dining room and have implemented strict COVID protocols such as temperature checks, masking, sanitizing and social distancing at all times

If you would be interested in bringing your group to the Retreat Center, please contact our office at 814-263-4855.  Check our Retreat Schedule page often for updates and added events. Since attendance is limited, we recommend that you register early since the spots will fill up quickly. Keep us in your prayers, as we will hold each of you in our prayers as well. You are welcome to contact us with any specific prayer requests. We will bring them to the Anawim Community for daily prayer.

Personal Days of Retreat and Renewal

May 16 - 20, 2021
April 27 - May 1, 2021
May 18 - 22, 2021
June 15 - 19, 2021

You are invited to take a day or days of personal retreat to focus on your “self care”. How am I taking care of myself spiritually, physically, and emotionally? Bethany Retreat Center is offering days of renewal for those who want to come for a day, overnight, or a few days to join the Sisters for prayer and daily Mass, walk the grounds, opportunity for reconciliation, and home-cooked meals. We continue to take the COVID pandemic very seriously and are taking many safety precautions to keep you and our staff safe. If you do not reside in a COVID “hot spot,” are not experiencing any symptoms, or have been around anyone that has been exposed to the virus, you are welcome to come.

Offering: $88 per night (includes meals)
Deposit: $25 (non-refundable)
Arrival: Anytime after 9am (whatever day you attend)


Opening to Our Pre-Existing Union With God

June 4-6, 2021 (Friday - Sunday)

Presenter: Keith Kristich

So many of us grow up with the message that God is the great, old Guy-in-the-Sky. This God loves the world, but is ultimately separate from it and separate from us.

But the great contemplatives say otherwise, that God is the Heart of our hearts and the very Center of our souls. From the contemplative perspective, the spiritual journey isn’t one in which we get closer to God, but rather about waking up to the reality that we are already one!

Join this weekend retreat as we explore Centering Prayer as a path of waking up to our pre-existing oneness with God. We are not ultimately separate from God, and we’ll explore the significance of opening to this reality through teaching, reflection, and centering prayer practice.

Keith Kristich is certified with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, as well as, with Contemplative Outreach as a presenter of Centering Prayer.

Please let us know of your interest in an extra day when you register.

Offering: $198 per person
Deposit: $75 (non-refundable)
Arrival: Anytime after 3pm with dinner at 5:30 pm
Departure: 11am Sunday

Register Now


Opening to Our Pre-Existing Union With God

June 4 - 6, 2021

Presenter: Keith Kristich

So many of us grow up with the message that God is the great, old Guy-in-the-Sky. This God loves the world, but is ultimately separate from it and separate from us.

But the great contemplatives say otherwise, that God is the Heart of our hearts and the very Center of our souls. From the contemplative perspective, the spiritual journey isn’t one in which we get closer to God, but rather about waking up to the reality that we are already one!

Join this weekend retreat as we explore Centering Prayer as a path of waking up to our pre-existing oneness with God. We are not ultimately separate from God, and we’ll explore the significance of opening to this reality through teaching, reflection, and centering prayer practice.

Keith Kristich is certified with the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Leading Contemplative Prayer Groups and Retreats, as well as, with Contemplative Outreach as a presenter of Centering Prayer.

Please let us know of your interest in an extra day when you register.

Offering: $198 per person
Deposit: $75 (non-refundable)
Arrival: Anytime after 3pm with dinner at 6pm
Departure: 11am Sunday

Register Now