"I find silence and calm which allows me to seek and discover renewal."

- Retreatant

"Cenacle is Holy Ground."

- Terri, Retreat Participant

2018 Programs and Retreats

Because of the destruction of the retreat house on Kirkwood all our programs and most of our Lenten Silent Retreat will be offered on a commuter basis at the

Cenacle on Memorial: 12211 Memorial Dr., Houston TX 77024, unless noted.

Please call for information or to register for programs, no walk-ins please 281.497.3131

Please check daily, as we will be adding more programs to the calendar!


Wise Women In Training (age 65+)

August 2018 - June 2019
Second Monday of each month

Sr. Mary Dennison, r.c. 
A morning of prayer and sharing around selected topics.  For those who have attended a Grace-ful Aging Retreat and others in this age cohort.

9 :30 am- 11:15 pm
Free will offering


Ignatian Internship
19th Annotation Retreat

September 2018-May 2019
Third Saturday of each month

Sr. Mary Dennison, r.c. 
This internship program is designed to assist Spiritual Directors who have already completed the Spiritual Exercises to accompany a directee through this type of program.  Attention will be given so that the participants will help their directees experience God in a more personal, intimate, and unconditionally loving way.

2018 Dates: 

  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

2019 Dates:

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20 (Holy Saturday)
  • May 18

10 :00 am- 12:15 pm
Non-refundable deposit $50
Minimum offering: $200 (includes books)

To register or more information, contact Sr. Mary Dennison, rc at 281.497.3131 or Pattie Courtin 281.433.4002

All meetings will be at St. Dominic's Villa located at 6504 Almeda Rd., Houston, TX 77021


Become a Spiritual Director!

Class begins in September

Sr. Ann Goggin, r.c. 
The Cenacle Retreat House offers a three-year ecumenical formation program for Spiritual Directors/Companions designed for those who want to acquire the skills to develop a framework of understanding and a competency in fostering spiritual growth in others. The program is interdisciplinary, experiential and process oriented. Each course is developed and given by faculty providing professional and theological input. Using the shared Christian praxis method where applicable, participants will be helped to integrate the new content with their own experience. 

Those who satisfactorily complete the program will receive a certificate of completion of the Program of Formation for Spiritual Directors/Companions. 

Interested? For more information, please visit our SDI page


Contemplative Gaze, Another Way of Seeking God

Lisa Mage 
A fall series of 3-week sessions will combine Contemplative, Ignatian, and Cenacle spirituality focusing on basic themes to evolve not only your spiritual walk but develop a photographic eye and talent for seeing and capturing special moments.  Each series will work with a spiritual discipline or way of being that will enhance one's spiritual walk and encourage photographic techniques, creativity, and vision. 

Monday's 7:00-8:30 pm 
  • Series 1: September 10th, 17th & 24th
  • Series 2: October 22nd, 29th, & November 5th
  • Series 3: November 19th, 26th, & December 3rd 

Minimum offering: $30 per each series


Tai Chi C'hih

Wednesdays, Starting September 12th

Sr. Carletta LaCour, O.P.
Join us for a six-week session beginning September 12th on how to reduce stress with Tai Chi!

Minimum offering: $60 for series 
10:00-11:30 am

Cinema at the Cenacle is back!

Tuesdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

September 18th | October 9th | November 13th | December 11th | January 8th | February 12th 
March 12th

Sr. Lois Dideon, r.c.
Come and discuss film of the month

Minimum offering: $10 session


Toward a Healthy Retirement: Perceptions, Reflections, & Attitudes

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Rev. Chuck Kindsvatter
This popular mini-retreat will help you reflect upon the dynamics of retirement and it's gifts.  We will focus on our perception and attitudes toward retirement choices in our lives and consider the spiritual dimension. 

1:00-5:00 pm
Minimum offering: $20

Leaning of the Heart of God: A Day of Spiritual Renewal

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sr. Barbara Regan, rc
Have you ever found it hard to go to God in times of pain and turmoil? Does God send us suffering? Is it all right to be angry with God? Come and reflect on these questions and lean on the heart of God today. 

Registration: 9:30 am
Session: 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Minimum offering: $45


Life Transitions- Moments of Grace: A Day of Spiritual Renewal

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sr. Barbara Regan, rc
Someone said, "A transition period is a period between two transition periods." We're always in transition! Some transitions are easy, and some take a lot out of us.  Whether easy or difficult, transitions are places in which we can meet God.

Registration: 9:30 am
Session: 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Minimum offering: $45


Success: Full Relating

A Course in Improvement of All Relationships


Free Introduction Friday, October 5th

7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Open to the public!

Two Day Workshop: Saturday, October 6th | Sunday, October 7th

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friar Justin Belitz, O.F.M.
No doubt our society has made it easy for all of us to be negative about ourselves, our life situations and even those we love.  However, we do have the gift of free choice and we can "be different".  We can all learn to be seeing beauty in everyone and everything, to perceive difficulty and pain as an opportunity for growth, to be a joyful giver and gracious receiver.

We can make our world a better place by creating peace in our own mind and hearts. 

My goal in presenting Success: Full Relating is to help you become more aware of your potential to be a peaceful person and to give that peace to all who touch your life. 

Minimum offering:

$175 per person (early bird)/ excludes meal
$200 per person (at the door)/ excludes meal
$45 per night for bedroom

6501 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77021


What Size is Your Soul? A Day of Spiritual Renewal

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sr. Barbara Regan, rc
As Cynthia Bourgeault says, we are meant to become  "spacious Christians." The life of Jesus gives us some calls to and clues to expanding our souls. Let the Spirit do the work in you. 

Registration: 9:30 am
Session: 10:00 am-3:30 pm

Minimum offering: $45

Advent- A Time for Transformation
An Afternoon of Spiritual Renewal

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sr. Barbara Regan, rc
Advent is called the season of the Already and the Not Yet.  Come and enter into these aspects of the Advent Season and their potential for graced transformation. 

Registration: 1:00 pm
Session: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Minimum offering: $45 

Dances of Universal Peace

Sunday, December 16, 2018

From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song and story have brought people together at times of seasoned ceremony and celebration, as part of everyday life and life passages in daily renewal and meditation.  The Dances are joyous, multicultural way to touch the spiritual essences within ourselves and others. They use sacred chants, music and movements form any traditions of Earth.  No dance experience necessary!

2:00 pm
Free will offering

6501 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77021