The Way of Holiness Retreat Center & Lay Community was founded by Sr. Mary-Jo Cassidy, in 1981. Her desire was to form a community that would live and pray together.
Most current community members are volunteers who volunteer their expertise in exchange for room and board. It gives them a chance to discern, live in community and enjoy the natural surroundings while growing in their faith and prayer life.
Potential Community members are welcome to stay for a week to see if it is a match for them and if it is the right community setting. We as a current community take time to also see how the potential community member will integrate with current community members.
If both sides feel it is a good match then the potential community member is invited to remain for a longer period of time. Some community members commit to a few months and others commit to a year.
The running of the retreat centre, care of the grounds, and upkeep of the facility are accomplished through the cooperation of community members.
We currently have a full time director on site who helps maintain the community and all other aspects of the facility.