Spiritual direction | Prayer Ministry
Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry embrace a variety of spiritual ministries such as praying with and for others (link to prayer request form), and complementing pastoral care teams in hospitals, hospice and long-term care facilities; as well as serving as chaplains and visitors to offer spiritual guidance on college campuses and in prisons.
Spiritual guidance and support
Some Sisters also provide spiritual companionship as mentors and spiritual guidance by offering a place for people to talk and share life's journey and relationship with God, and providing experiences to enhance one's physical well-being and wholeness.
Other Sisters provide support to individuals, families and staff facing such difficult situations as declining health, emergency trauma, confinement and end-of-life situations.
Two Sisters currently are actively involved in retreat ministry. One Sister is a member of the retreat team at Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford who facilitates workshops during weekend retreats at the center. Another directs spiritual retreats at various sites around New England and beyond. Read about her work in this blog.
As of 2020, one of our Sisters volunteers twice a month directing a scripture group for inmates at Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution in Enfield.