WHAT WE DO
At Joseph House we welcome anyone who walks through our doors with joyful hospitality. We offer days of prayer, retreats, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. We can also host your retreats or parish meetings. Our goal is to make your time here as comfortable, peaceful and delicious as possible.
The mission of Joseph House is to be a sacred space to draw people into a deeper relationship with Christ the King so they can love, serve, and follow Him.
Joseph House, steeped in Ignatian spirituality, serves the local Catholic and Christian community by providing a sacred space to encounter God’s love. Our desire is to serve others as we seek the spiritual freedom found only in Christ. Want to learn more about becoming involved at Joseph House? Please contact us here.
HISTORY OF JOSEPH HOUSE
Joseph House has been a house of prayer, vocation, and community that has brought light and love to the world.
In the late 1800's, Monsignor Hevey, the pastor at Ste. Marie's Catholic Church, began the construction of Joseph House for the Freres Maristes. He had brought the brothers over from France to teach at the high school located on Ste. Marie's campus.
The house would be completed in 1905.
Over the years, the house fell into disrepair and stood abandoned for several years. In the 1980's, Fr. Marc Montminy and Sr. Mary Anne Laughlin refurbished and reopened Joseph House as a retreat center.
Up to the present day, its mission continues as a retreat house, with a particular focus in Ignatian spirituality.
Msgr. Hevey's tireless passion for his church community and the "unique devotion to the glory of God" laid the foundation for what the house is to this day.