Cenacle Recovery Update!

At this time, we are closed due to recovery and cleanup efforts. Although the Retreat House is closed until further notice, the phone is now working. If it goes to voice mail, we will respond as soon as possible 281.497.3131 or reach us by email if you have questions or concerns about your retreat or program.

Retreats, Days of Prayer, Series, Spiritual Direction

Please contact Sr. Mary Ann Peters, rc at mapetersrc@CenacleRetreatHouse.org

Spiritual Direction Institute

Please contact Sr. Ann Goggin, rc at sdi@CenacleRetreatHouse.org

Hospitality Groups

Please contact Julia Smelley at jsmelley@CenacleRetreatHouse.org

Cenacle Prayer Enrollment Cards

Chicago Cenacle Office is taking orders for Houston! Check out their website, https://www.cenaclesisters.org/chicago/prayer-enrollment or call them at 773-549-0725 or 888-549-0725.


"I get glimpses of God through other people's experiences."

- Sister Alice Weckerle, r.c.

Spiritual Direction Institute


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. 

Who is the Spiritual Direction Institute designed for?

The Spiritual Direction Institute is open to Men and Women, Clergy, Religious, and Laity who are in Christian Ministry in parishes, schools, retreat centers, and so forth.


Application Fee: $20.00 (Non-refundable)
$500 per semester of which at least half could come from the sponsoring community

Program Description & Requirements

Download the brochure below for a full description of the three-year program and course themes as well as admission and program requirements.

Spiritual Direction Institute Brochure 
Contact sdi@Cena­cleRetreatHouse.org to obtain an application.

New Meeting Location Confirmed for SDI 

All Classes will be meeting at St. Mary's Seminary, located at 9845 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77024.  Please visit St. Mary's Seminary for campus map

First Day of Class: 10/10/2017
Time: 7pm to 9:30 pm
Building: Borski Hall
Parking will be limited, please consider carpooling

First Day of Class: 10/6/2017
Time: 9am- 12 pm
Building: Nold Hall

First Day of Class: 10/3/2017
Time: 7pm to 9:30 pm
Building: Borski Hall
Parking will be limited, please consider carpooling