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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



Join our community as we Walk The Labyrinth For Peace in the afternoon of New Year's Eve.

Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Walk the labyrinth anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Prayer for Peace in the Chapel from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.



Charlotte Davenport, CSJP will facilitate Peace Days for Women this month.  The theme will be "Mary, Mother of God, Contemplative and Activist"

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



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

Thursday Evenings - December 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Saturday Morning - December 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.



"The important thing is that we remain open to God as he reveals himself to us in the circumstances of life and do everything possible to bring the body of his Son to completion."

Catherine O'Connor, CSJP