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In a letter dated 29 May 2020, the Provincial of the former Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus announced his decision to close the Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, effective August 2021.  You may read the Provincial’s letter, accompanying FAQs, and Br. Derby’s letter of response here.


While we are sorrowful at the decision, we are focused on the remaining time of ministry here in Wernersville.  The Jesuit Center will continue to offer retreats and other programs for spiritual renewal, and to host groups, through August 2021.  You can see our 2020-2021 program calendar here.


JCSG Sponsored Events

The Gifts Of Near-Death Experiences

You Don’t Have to Die to Experience Your True Home


Dennis Linn, M.Div., Sheila Fabricant Linn, M.Div., Matt Linn, SJ


Friday - April 5, 2019 (Attendance not required but helpful for Saturday's session)

McGlinn Conference Center (Adjacent to Alvernia University)

460 Saint Bernardine Street, Reading, PA 19607

6:30-8:30 p.m.


Saturday - April 6, 2019

Christ Episcopal Church

435 Court Street, Reading, PA

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Registration 8:30 a.m. 


Near-death experiences are common, well-documented and universal. They typically result in rapid spiritual, physical and emotional growth and healing. Their effects are "catchy," and by exposing ourselves to NDEs, we can all experience their benefits without having to nearly die ourselves. Topics will include healing of stress, healing relationships with the living and the deceased, forgiveness, listening for guidance in everyday decisions, physical healing, and accompanying those who are dying or who have lost a loved one. The workshop will include experiential processes and guided prayer experiences that participants can share with those they companion and can take home to share with family and friends.


Cost: $70.00 per person. To register, please send to Christ Episcopal Church:

1. Your contact information.

2. Your interest in attending both sessions or just Saturday.

3. Your check payable to: Christ Episcopal Church, and write "Linn Workshop" in the memo section.

Mail registration and payment to:

Christ Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 1094, Reading PA 19603. 


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