Kearns Spirituality Center
Retreat and Conference Center Staff
Sister Agnes Raible, CDP, Director
Sister Mary Joan Coultas, CDP, Program Director
Sister Anne Winschel, CDP, Spiritual Director
Sister Carolyn Bodenschatz, CSJ, Spiritual Director
Peggy Huwe, Administrative Assistant
Shelley Johnsen, Environmental/Hospitality Services
Kathy Nellis, Environmental Services
Come and Experience . . .
- Welcoming staff
- Affordable rates
- 150-seat Visitation Chapel
- Woodland Reflection Trail
- Labyrinth for prayerful walking
- Meditation Garden
• Spiritual reading library
- Spiritual Direction
- Lectio Divina
- Hosted Groups
- Air conditioned, smoke-free environment, handicap accessible
Use of Facility by Hospitality Groups
Your not-for-profit or church group may arrange to use our facility for retreats, days and evenings of prayer, faculty and staff meetings, and other programs that are in line with our mission.
Large conference room seats 200 and can be subdivided by a screen into two smaller rooms, and the beautiful Visitation Chapel, seating up to 175 guests.
Retreat center lounge seats up to 30 comfortably with several small break-out rooms.
26 semi-private rooms, 1 private room and 3 suites (suites include a double bed, private bath and a sitting room).
Bathrooms are common, except in suites
Dining room seats 70
Rates are available upon request at 412-366-1124, or by e-mail: email@example.com
Kearns invites you to experience the beauty of its permanent outdoor labyrinth. Designed and constructed in 2003, the labyrinth is available 24 hours a day all year for the enjoyment of visitors. The labyrinth is an ancient, sacred symbol found in many religious traditions throughout the world. During the Middle Ages, labyrinths were prominent in numerous cathedrals in Europe, where Christians walked floor labyrinths or traced their fingers along the carved ridges of wall labyrinths.
Our outdoor labyrinth is a powerful spiritual tool whose path leads one to one's own center. It offers one path; there are no false turns or dead ends. The seeker can use the labyrinth to quiet the mind and find peace. It is a tool for meditation that serves as a metaphor for one's spiritual journey.
The labyrinth is located behind Kearns Spirituality Center and can be reached by walking past the front of the building, then walking toward the right. Anyone is welcome to walk the labyrinth anytime. Brochures about the labyrinth are located at the beginning of the walk.
General guidelines for walking a labyrinth
Pause and wait at the entrance. Become quiet
Acknowledge the experience through a bow, nod, or gesture, and then enter
Walk purposefully, observing the process
Upon reaching the center, stay and focus for several moments. Leave when it feels appropriate.
At the end, turn and face the entrance. Make an acknowledgement such as a nod, or say “amen.”
When the walk is over, reflect on the experience.
Call Kearns Spirituality Center at 412-366-1124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. To view or download a brochure, click here.