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The Entrance
A separate entrance, located off the Chapel courtyard and behind the seminary building, marks the Center's purpose by quoting St. Paul's letter to Timothy: "Rekindle the gift of God within you." The Center for Continuing Formation connects to the seminary building and is fully accessible to those with disabilities.


Entrance
Oratory
The Oratory, on the Center's first floor, is a small meditation chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. It invites private and small-group prayer and anchors the Center's reflective atmosphere.

 

Oratory

St. Charles Chapel
The St. Charles Chapel stands at the corridor crossroads of Seminary and Center. A medium-sized private chapel, it is suitable for liturgies and prayer services for groups up to 40. It contains both a piano and a small direct electric pipe organ. Its sacristy is conveniently nearby.

 

St. Charles Chapel

The Gathering Room
Every guest is welcomed in the Gathering Room, the Center's spacious setting for receptions, and other social events. The room features living room seating near the hearth, a small grand piano, and a library alcove with current periodicals and reference books for pastoral leaders.

 

Gathering Room

Conference Room
The Center's Conference Room accommodates up to 30 people in a premier and flexible meeting space. It features movable cherry wood tables, adjustable ergonomic chairs, a sound system, and LCD is available and the room is internet accessible.

 

Conference Room

Sun Room
The Sun Room is the Center's family room with comfortable seating for reading, watching TV, and conversation around the fire place. Circular tables with chairs offer a pleasant setting for break service during meetings, receptions, and socials.

 

Sun Room

Terrace
Step through the Sun Room door onto the secluded Center Terrace for informal talk, meeting breaks, receptions, and light meals.

 

Terrace

 

Chart Room
The Center offers four small meeting rooms for breakout discussions or groups of up to ten people. The Chart Room is set in flexible board meeting style, while Parlor A and B and the East Parlor offer couches and chairs. All are equipped with a wet bar, and telephone.

 

Chart Room

Guest Rooms
The top three floors, reached by both elevator and stairwells, are devoted to thirty Guest Rooms. Ten to a floor, each guest room has its own window view overlooking the courtyard or woodlands, queen-sized bed, private bath, desk with adjustable ergonomic chair, easy chair with ottoman, and phone with voicemail, and Wi-Fi access. Six are suites which also feature TVs and separate sitting areas. Three are outfitted for those with limited mobility, including wheelchairs.

 

Guest Room

The Forum
The Forum is a graded, amphitheatre space designed for interactive meetings of up to 62 persons. The room is beautifully lit with large windows, shades, and lighting options. Adjustable ergonomic chairs fit both the fixed conference tables on the raised levels, and the core flexible tables at the first level. The Forum features contemporary front-projected multi-media technology with sound system, along with individual laptop connections.

 

Forum

Seminar Room
The Forum Seminar Room seats up to 25 with movable tables and chairs. The room adapts well for small group work with limited multi-media technology.

 

Seminar Room

Cafe
The contemporary Forum Café, across from the Forum, provides private dining, in either buffet or served style for up to 64 people at one seating.

 

Cafe