Bethany Retreat Center

Bethany Retreat Center




BETHANY RETREAT CENTER was established in 1982 by the Anawim Religious Community of Frenchville, Pennsylvania. It is a place apart to rest, renew and be recreated for those seeking a deeperrelationship with God.

Located on 140 acres of partially wooded land in the hills of Pennsylvania, the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful — only 15 miles off Interstate 80.

BETHANY RETREAT CENTER offers trails through the woods to the mountain-top cross, outdoor stations of the cross, 102′ x 87′ labyrinth, mysteries of the rosary, and a lovely Marian Grotto for meditation. There are also trails for walking, hiking, and jogging, and the large lawns and gardens create ample space for quiet reflection. Mass may be offered in our prayer center depending on the the retreat. 

There is a spacious dining room, home cooked meals, air-conditioned prayer space, large and medium conference rooms, hermitage space with kitchenette. Perfect for one-day or overnight conferences, retreats, sabbaticals, or private days.

When the schedule permits, individuals and groups are welcome to avail themselves of the prayerful atmosphere of the retreat center for a day or for overnight stays. Arrangements are tailored to the needs and desires of the individual or group. The facilities at Bethany Retreat Center are also available for rent, if you would be interested in bringing your group to the Retreat Center for a private retreat, please contact our office at 814-263-4855. 

If you are interested in ongoing spiritual direction, call us for more information. Appointments are available on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9am – 7pm. Keep us in your prayers, as we will hold each of you in our prayers as well. You are welcome to contact us with any specific prayer requests. We will bring them to the Anawim Community for daily prayer. 

The “$50 for Life Difference” Challenge

Our hope is that you would be interested in helping us fund the expansion at Life Line in Clearfield, PA.
Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated but a donation of $50 or more will be recognized on a brick in the new space. You are welcome to memorialize your brick in someone’s name. Just click the PayPal link below to enter your donation and if you are donating $50 or more for a memorial brick, email us at after your donation to let us know. 


For more information, please call 814-263-4855.

Disclaimer: If you have left an item at Bethany and would like it returned to you by mail, shipping must be paid prior to the item being mailed.