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Peace and Spirituality Center

Peace is God's gift to us, given in Christ
(Constitution 1)

The Peace and Spirituality Center is a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Rooted in our spirit of peace through justice, the mission of the Center is to offer a place of peace, prayer, beauty and hospitality to all who seek renewal of spirit.

Located on the shores of Lake Washington in Bellevue, our Peace and Spirituality Center at St. Mary-on-the-Lake provides the perfect setting for retreats, workshops, and meetings with serene, spacious rooms, great views, and up-to-the-minute technology.

Our nine-acre, lake-front property is secluded and wooded, with paths through the woods and to the lake where a dock with benches offers views of Mt. Rainier, Mercer Island and Olympic Mountain sunsets. 


Current Events - What's Happening at the Center


Please join us for our Lenten Reflection Day as we anticipate Easter together and reflect on Jesus’ question: “Who Do You Say I Am?”

St. Mary-on-the-Lake Chapel, Free-will offering, Bring sack lunch or $10 for purchased lunch

RVSP by February 25 to or 425-635-3603.



Our weekly Thursday night sittings are led by Sr. Kathleen Pruitt, CSJP and Kwan Wong, Oblate OSB Cam.  Please join us!

Thursday Evenings, February 2, 9, 16, and 23

Peace and Spirituality Center dining room, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

St. Mary’s Chapel, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Free-will offering.





"You will hope if God blesses your work to sow the seeds of peace in modern society."

Bishop Bagshawe