Center for Spirituality

Located in a wing of the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence, the St. Joseph Center for Spirituality promotes the Congregation’s mission of reconciliation and of unity with God, others, self, and all creation.

The staff of Sisters, Associates, and Partners in Ministry offers spiritually enriching programs at the Center as well as in parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo. The staff also ministers to individuals through spiritual direction and retreats, and provides formation for those called to the ministry of Spiritual Direction.

Spiritual direction is a vital way of deepening one’s relationship with God. Through one-to-one reflection, the spiritual director assists individuals to recognize and integrate God’s presence in all aspects of life and prayer experiences. Interested individuals meet with one of our staff members, who matches them with an appropriate director.

To arrange for programs in your parish, for more information about the Center, or to be added to our email list, please contact Elizabeth (Suzy) Regan Shallowhorn at (716) 759-6893 x175 or More information, including upcoming programs, is also available at