God the Father asked our Foundress, Sister Margaret Catherine Sims, CSJ to build a Spiritual Life Center. Sister Margaret received the grace through prayer with the aide of Maria Esperanza, her spiritual mother to search and find the land that was to become known as Betania II, composed of 109 acres.
In accordance to God’s plans the Spiritual Life Center was built. It officially opened on October 12th 2003 on the occasion of Sister Margaret’s Golden Jubilee. It is a place whose Mission is to touch the minds and hearts of others and to enlighten youth and help all to Grow spiritually. * A place where the hearts of Jesus and Mary call to us continuous Service to one another.
The grounds currently include the Stations of the Cross, Our Lady’s Grotto, the Risen Christ and many other places where one can stop and meditate on God the Father’s Love for us.
The Spiritual Life Center houses meeting rooms, a 600 seat Oratory, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and spacious dining room. The Center also houses a beautiful Adoration Chapel which is open to the public from 9 a.m. till 11 p.m. Monday through Friday for Eucharistic Adoration. All are welcome to spend time with the Lord.
Conferences, retreats, and day programs are being held throughout the year at the Spiritual Life Center. It is available to be booked for your religious programs.
An expansion of the Spiritual Life Center is underway. An overnight retreat facility is being built at this time which will provide 144 beds for those attending conferences and retreats To be held here. It is scheduled to open in early 2010. Keep checking here for updates.
*12/28/02 Message of Maria Esperanza