Retreats Schedule


IHM Center Retreat

Arrival: Sun., Jun 05, 2022 7:00 PM
Departure: Fri., Jun 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Location: Scranton

This year's IHM Center Retreat will be held from June 5–10, 2022

There will be a summer retreat here at the IHM Center which begins the evening of June 5 and concludes after lunch on June 10.  If there are IHM sisters who would like to attend the retreat given by sister Clare D’Auria, OSF, please register at   Please let us know when you register if you are desiring to stay here at the IHM Center for the retreat or if you will attend the retreat during the day but return home each evening. 

Please register by May 16. The cost for IHM sisters is $100. Please forward those checks to Sister Mary Ellen Higgins.

The retreat is entitled “Touched by the Holy”: Women in Watercolor.  Below is the description of the retreat for your review.

Using the series of watercolors painted by Sister Doris Klein, CSA, as a starting point, the retreat experience will invite participants to explore the stories of several New Testament women who encountered Jesus at significant junctures in their own life journeys.  We will pray with these women who were tenderly touched by the Holy One and meet the Jesus who, without judgment, can lead each of us to a place of balance and integration, healing and wholeness by honoring the unique gift of who we are: God’s great and wonderful work of art (Ephesians 2: 10).

The retreat presenter is Sister Clare D’Auria, OSF a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Aston, PA. She currently ministers as a staff member at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pennsylvania.  For half of her fifty years in ministry, Clare has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, offering directed retreats as well as guided and preached retreats especially focused on women’s spirituality, the spirituality of aging, and Franciscan spirituality.  She also served on the staff of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs for eight years, leading pilgrims through the holy sites in both Assisi and Rome.  A certified spiritual director, her other ministerial experience has included congregational and provincial leadership, secondary and collegiate education, and a variety of additional administrative roles both within and outside of her congregation.  

Please contact Sister Mary Ellen Higgins, IHM, 570-346-5402,  with any questions.

Retreat Information for the Saint Cyril Spiritual Center, Danville PA

Location: Danville

The Saint Cyril Spiritual Center is located at Villa Sacred Heart nestled in scenic Danville, Pa. Villa Sacred Heart is a serene setting of 70 acres of lawns, gardens and orchards, and an additional 50 acres of fields and woodlands. There’s no shortage of beauty and sources of spiritual inspiration with our outdoor Stations of the Cross, labyrinth and prayer walk. Comfortable accommodations are available at either Villa Sacred Heart or at the Hermitage Farmhouse. Sacred Liturgy and spiritual direction are available at Saint Cyril’s Spiritual Center upon request.

For more information, please visit the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius website at: 

Retreat Locations

IHM Center

2300 Adams Ave, Scranton PA
Contact: Sister Mary Ellen Higgins, IHM

Our Lady of Grace Center

29 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset NY
Contact: Sister Ann Barbara DeSiano, IHM

Saint Cyril Spiritual Center

Villa Sacred Heart
1002 Railroad Street, Danville PA
Contact: Sister Jean Marie Holup, SS.C.M