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

- Retreatant
Quotes

"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. 281.497.3131

 

Contemplative Photography- A Practice of the Heart and Eyes, In Union with the Soul

6-Week Series
Mondays, February 12-March 26, 2018

Lisa Mage
Many people carry phones with cameras but have never considered that a camera could easily become a spiritual tool.  While using visio divina and other spiritual practices, we will explore ways to hone our own gaze and presence. This session will offer photographic tips to enhance skills as well as different and unique ways of seeing, being and witnessing to the world around us.

7 pm- 8:30 pm
Minimum offering: $60 for the series

 

Contemplative Wednesday Mornings for Women: Praying with Women who Responded "Yes" to God's Call to Holiness

February 14- We invite you to attend our Ash Wednesday Day of Prayer
March 14- St.Teresa of Avila
April 11-St. Therese of Lisieux

Sr. Mary Dennison, r.c. & Team
Many women saints have left us with a legacy of holy lives and with help for other women to deepen their own lives of prayer.  Each of these contemplative mornings will focus on one saint and her way of praying as a help to enrich our own.

9 am- 12:30 pm
Minimum offering: $20 

Ash Wednesday Day of Prayer: It's All About Love!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fr. Louis Arceneaux, C.M.
During this day of prayer, we will focus on love- what does it mean and how do we live it out as followers of Jesus Christ. We will offer reflections, guided meditations and time to pray. Begin your Lenten journey with Jesus here at the Cenacle in a time of prayerful reflection. The entire day will be in contemplative silence and will include Mass and the distribution of ashes.

9 am- 2 pm
Minimum offering: $45

Lenten Mini-Retreat

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sr. Mary Dennison, r.c. & Team
Come join us for an afternoon of quiet prayer, reflection and sharing as we walk the Lenten journey toward the Sacred Triduum and Easter.

1:30-5 pm
Minimum offering: $20

Silent Lenten Retreat
God's Desire to Encounter Us In Love and Mercy

February 23-25, 2018

Rev.  Joseph Krafft
Taking the Road to Emmaus Scripture as our guide we will consider God’s merciful call to us to return to him. During the retreat, we will we will reflect on the gift of Lent, the gift of God’s loving desire to be with us even when we lose our way. We will reflect on our call to take up our cross and continue our journey of discipleship, and we will consider the gift of God’s grace available to us in the sacraments that help us return to him and be witnesses for him! If you are looking for encouragement and strength during Lent – this retreat is for you. Please bring your bibles.

7 pm Friday – 1:30 pm Sunday
Commuter offering: $150

Sanctuary: Exploring the Healing Path

12-week series
Thursdays, March 1-May 24, 2018
Except for Holy Thursday (March 29th)

Linda Hand
In Spokenword and simple chant by James Finley and Alana Levandoski, we will hear and may experience the consolation of God which comes from finding the balance between life and love.  Based on the CD by the same name by Finley and Levandoski.

7 pm – 8 pm
Minimum offering: $150 for series

"It's Never Too Late to Begin Again" Discovering Creativity
and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond

12-week workshop series 
Fridays, March 2-May 25, 2018 
Except for Good Friday (March 30th)

Quita Carmouche & Mary Ellen Rouen
Once more the Cenacle is offering a series based on the works of Julia Cameron who has been an active artist for more than three decades. The class will be based on tools used in her previous books: The Memoir, Morning Pages, Artist Dates and Solo Walks, and the material covered in her latest book.

1:30 pm -4 pm
Minimum offering: $120 for series, does not include book

Silent Lenten Retreat
Lent Puts Our Life in Perspective-And is Jesus is There to Help

March 2-4, 2018

Rev.  Rich Buhler
During this weekend retreat, we will reflect on St. Ignatius' four most frequent titles for Jesus: Lord, Savior, Friend, and Companion.  In doing so, we will discover how the Lenten season is a good time to consider the ways we sich to invite Jesus into our daily life. 

7 pm Friday – 1:30 pm Sunday
Commuter offering: $150

Yoga as Meditative Prayer

6-Week Series
Wednesdays, March 7- April 11, 2018

Susan Grace Alonso
Yoga as prayer allows us to ease into a meditative stillness that invites us to rest in the communion that arises in stillness (John 15:9). Focusing on the breath and the body through gentle stretches, we will explore our body-mind to learn about ourselves and open our hearts to the presence of the Love that lives within us.

12:00-1 pm
Minimum offering: $10 per session

Lenten Day of Prayer

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rev. Keith Hosey
Pause during this Lenten season for a day with Jesus as he journeys towards Jerusalem and his sacrifice of love for our salvation.

9 am – 2:30 pm
Minimum offering: $45

Silent Lenten Retreat
In the Footsteps of Francis: Saint and Pope

This Silent Preached Retreat which will take place at the Villa de Matel, where can accommodate 30 guests. We are also contracting a nearby hotel about the possibility of additional accommodations.  Please call for more information.

March 9-11, 2018

Rev. Keith Hosey
Fr. Hosey leads this retreat that explores the life of two men who share the same name and a similar spirituality of joy and concern for those who are poor and forgotten: St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis. 

7 pm Friday – 1:30 pm Sunday
Overnight Offering: $195
Commuter offering: $150

Location:
Villa de Matel
6510 Lawndale St,
Houston, TX 77023

Dances of Universal Peace

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sr. Pamela Falkowski, r.c.
From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song, and story have brought people together at times of season ceremony and celebration as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation.  The Dances are joyous, multi-cultural way to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.  They use sacred-phrases, chants, music, and movements from the many traditions of the Earth. No dance experience necessary!

2 pm – 4  pm
Free will offering

Location:
6501 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77021

Good Friday:
Day of Prayer in Contemplative Silence

Friday, March 30, 2018

Cenacle Sisters
Pause during this Lenten season for a day with Jesus as he journeys towards Jerusalem and his sacrifice of love for our salvation.

9 am – 3:30 pm
Minimum offering: $45

 

Walking Jesus's Easter Journey: Stations of Light, Stations of Joy

4-Week Series
Sundays, April 8-29, 2018

Sr. Roselle Haas, r.c.
Based on the book, Stations of the Light, by Mary Ford-Grabowsky, this series introduces participants to the practice of praying with fourteen post-Easter encounters with the Risen Jesus, using a variety of spiritual tools including ancient and contemporary meditations, reflections, writings, and other practices.

7 pm – 9  pm
Minimum offering: $50 for the series

 

God Works with Our Hands: Knitters/Crafters Day of Prayer

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sr. Roselle Haas, r.c.
Reflectively working with your hand can lead you into spiritual practice and help you discover the stillness within,  Listen to God at work as you explore the spirituality of craft: knitting, crocheting or other handwork.

9:30 am – 4  pm
Minimum offering: $45

 

Professional Development Day for Spiritual Directors

April 25, 2018
May 9, 2018

Cenacle
More information to come.

9 am – 3 pm
Minimum offering: $45
Free will offering for Cenacle Spiritual Directors

Dances of Universal Peace

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sr. Pamela Falkowski, r.c.
From the beginning of time, sacred movement, song, and story have brought people together at times of season ceremony and celebration as part of everyday life and life passages, in daily renewal and meditation.  The Dances are joyous, multi-cultural way to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and others.  They use sacred-phrases, chants, music, and movements from the many traditions of the Earth. No dance experience necessary!

2 pm – 4  pm
Free will offering

Location:
6501 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77021