A place of peace.
Experience genuine Christian hospitality at this modern facility nestled in a picturesque natural setting just minutes from downtown Charleston, West Virginia. Whether you are looking for a place of solitude, spiritual renewal, or an ideal place for retreats, workshops, or conferences, Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center is prepared to meet your needs. The staff humbly and graciously welcomes individuals,along with religious and other non-profit groups involved in spiritual, pastoral, or educational growth and development.
Saint John XXIII Pastoral Center is operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. The lived purpose for this center is captured in the pastoral letters, “At Home in the Web of Life”, and “This Land is Home to Me”, both promulgated by the Catholic Bishops of Appalachia. These documents herald:
“Because of God’s image within us, every human person has the right to all that is needed to guarantee human dignity.” “…hopefully the Church might once again be known as- a center of the Spirit, where humble people and humble needs come first.”