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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




Victoria Ries, PhD will lead us in a day of learning, prayer, and reflection as we prepare for the Holy Seasons of Lent and Easter. The theme of the day will be "Pray Always, Pray All Ways." 

Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



Sr. Carmel Little, CSJP and Valerie Ross will facilitate Peace Days for Women this month.  The theme will be "Walking the Way of Peace."

Wednesday, March21, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



Doug Johnson, CSJP-A and Tim Murphy lead this five-part series entitled "Soul Brothers" that uses the men of the Bible as a starting point to discuss not only how the ancients speak to us but how we speak to each other. All ages of men are welcome and we hope you'll join us. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 and Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Our Contemplative Prayer program is led by Sr. Kathleen Pruitt, CSJP and Kwan Wong, Oblate OSB Cam.

Thursday Evenings - March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Saturday Morning - March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

Sunday All Day Sit March 25 Canceled.



"So Christ is our model and in order to imitate Him we have to do strange things – things that seem almost inexplicable, but at the last days, when our work is taken off the loom of life, we shall see the beauty that comes into our soul by this work."

Mother Evangelista (Honoria Gaffney)