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Pittsburgh: The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center

About the Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center in Pittsburgh:

Located in Pittsburgh’s suburban neighborhood of Beechview sits a unique Catholic spiritual center that is the only one of its kind in the world, according to the bishop who opened it last month.

The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center……the only one of its kind in the world….offers retreats, courses on spirituality, daily sacraments, Eucharistic adoration, Scripture studies, prayer, reading, and several other opportunities for growth.  It is affiliated with the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn. “Our whole eparchy has always wanted a center for prayer and spirituality,” Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour of the Eparchy of St. Maron of Brooklyn said in an interview with Catholic News Agency.

The $1.25 million center, which opened on Dec. 8, 2023 has a mission to help each person grow in holiness according to the example given by Christ and “the great mystics of the Church” as well as “to cultivate a deeper devotion to Christ in the holy Eucharist through the example of St. Sharbel,” according to a press release from the center.

The Center was originally designed by the late Fr. Adrian van Kaam and Dr. Susan Muto as a Center for spiritual formation, with 10,000 books on spirituality and a sterling reputation for fidelity to Church Teaching and Doctrine.

The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center continues that work – now with a distinct Maronite flavor, combining the best of Catholic studies East and West on the interior life.

Saint Sharbel’s intercession will be actively sought, not just for favors asked and for miracles, but also to ask this great wonderworker of the Church to help deepen our own interior lives as we grow in the universal call to holiness.

The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center has meeting and conference rooms, a chapel, library, offices and places for quiet prayer.  They are open for Adoration, Spiritual Direction (upon appointment) and more.  Check their website for details.

Finding the Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center in Pittsburgh:

The Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center is located on over 3 acres adjacent to Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Address:   820 Crane Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Email:  info@saintsharbelcenter.org

Click here for the official website of the Saint Sharbel Spiritual Life Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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