Join the St. Joseph Retreat Center for a day of prayer ending in a concert performed by Weirton vocalist Carrie Oliver Schultz, Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Carrie Oliver-Shultz is a full-time music minister at St. Paul Catholic Church in Weirton. Her talent, love of God, and passion for music is evident throughout her ministry and recorded CD’s. The retreat begins at 10:00a.m. The day concludes with the concert “The Joyful Sound of Music” at 2:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Retreat Center is a non-profit retreat center sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph. The Center serves as a means of extending the mission of loving unity to which the congregation is called. Through programs and a peaceful environment, they strive to provide a place where individuals and groups may nourish their spiritual lives. People of all faith traditions are welcome.
St. Joseph Retreat Center states: It is a separate house from the Wheeling Center (located about 50 steps away from the main house.) Originally the center was the private home of William and Margaret Holloway. Mr. Holloway was a member of a prominent steel industry family in the Ohio Valley. He and his wife, Margaret, traveled extensively and brought back many furnishings from their travels.
Some of those furnishings include the two original fireplaces located in both of the large downstairs rooms. The original paintings on the walls in both rooms were hand carried from Italy. The window rods are one of a kind from Wheeling Corrugating Company. Mrs. Holloway personally designed the tile floors found in many of the rooms in the house. The floor in the large wooden room on the first floor is hand-laid walnut with wooden pegs and wooden keys for stretching.
Originally the land was a working farm and included several out buildings; a smoke house, a fruit storage house (across from the garages) and a lovely bath house located near the labyrinth, (which was once where the swimming pool was located).
Several years ago the Wheeling Center purchased the adjacent 60 acres. Recently Ohio Valley Hospice has built a 12 bed in-patient center, called Liza’s Place on the back side of the property. There are now several walking paths included for those on retreat to enjoy the outside.
If you plan on attending this Saturday’s Retreat, the center is located at:
St. Joseph Retreat Center
137 Mount St. Joseph Road
Wheeling, West Virginia
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