"From the moment I stepped out of my car, I felt immersed in the peace that is the Cenacle. I wasn't sure what I was looking for but now I understand it was just being able to set aside my daily baggage and just be. I expected peace and quiet but didn't realize how encompassing it would be for body, mind and spirit, the Spiritual Direction, Massage, Art Cove, Liturgical Services, the food, and the great hospitality."

- M.G.P

About Us

The Houston Cenacle is a welcoming, peace-filled place, a sanctuary for prayer, discernment and spiritual growth. In the midst of a praying Christian community, people of all faiths are invited to an awakening and deepening of their experience of a loving and compassionate God. This reverent ministry to the whole person is shared by Sisters and other women and men qualified to companion others on their life journey. 

 The Cenacle has relocated to 12211 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77024. Inside the Education building of Memorial Drive Lutheran Church.  Please come by anytime from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and check out our new space!

Our Cenacle Family

The Cenacle is an extended family of women and men of various faith back­grounds with several levels of belonging and commitment to Cenacle Spiri­tuality and Mission. The Religious of the Cenacle (Cenacle Sisters) are members of an international Catholic women’s congregation founded in France in 1826 for the ministries of retreats, faith formation and religious edu­cation. Cenacle Retreat Houses are located in eleven countries. The Sisters profess vows of chastity, poverty and obedience and ordinarily live in com­munity. The Auxiliaries are lay women who profess vows of chastity, pov­erty and obedience as appropriate to their secular lifestyle. The Affiliates/Companions are women and men who make yearly promises to live Cenacle spirituality in secular life. The Partners in Ministry are trained spiritual directors, women and men who make yearly promises like the Affiliates and add a commitment to participate in Cenacle ministry.

Our Cenacle Friends

Our Cenacle friends are all of you who financially sustain the Cenacle through gifts of your time, talent and treasure. Cenacle volunteers give their time and talent through service as retreat helpers and captains, garden­ers, office helpers and in numerous capacities at special events. Those in our Circle of Friends give treasures – small and large – as Partners in Regular Giving, and/or through generous responses to annual appeals and special events. Many of our friends and family show their generosity by giving more than the minimum offering for Cenacle programs. All of you remind us daily of the abundant “goodness of our good God” (St.Thérèse Couderc, Cenacle Foundress).

Our Cenacle Setting

The Cenacle provides an atmosphere of peace that offers you a sanctuary away from the rush and noise of the world.

Retreats & Programs

The Cenacle offers scripturally-based retreats, individual directed retreats and group workshops, as well as days of prayer throughout the year. We also offer meet­ing spaces for church groups, the ecumenical non-profit community and school groups. The Cenacle is staffed by Cenacle Sisters and other spiritual directors – wom­en and men of various faiths - all of whom are trained in spiritual guidance.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new location, Cenacle on Memorial!


                                                  12211 Memorial Dr.  Houston, TX 77024