Come Enjoy Our Interfaith Hospitality


Only 10 miles north of majestic Niagara Falls, New York, the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara is a community of service. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, we provide hospitality, promote spiritual growth, and foster the development of people. Individuals and groups are welcome to this environment of peace and beauty.

The Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara (COR) is a welcoming interfaith retreat center sponsored by Sisters of St. Francis of Penance & Christian Charity, Holy Name Province.

Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara operates as a 93-bed day/overnight faith-based facility located on the grounds of Stella Niagara, two miles north of the Village of Lewiston, New York and only ten miles north of majestic Niagara Falls. Looking forward to celebrating its 45th year of retreat hospitality in 2019, COR officially opened in July 1974 and has operated year-round since then.

The retreat center offers sponsored retreats, values-based programs, faith-based workshops, plus hospitality for retreats and meetings of varying types of organized groups and not-for-profit organizations.

Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara provides a wide variety of spiritual enrichment and learning opportunities for adults seeking growth, relaxation, reflection, study, and healing.

A quiet, peaceful site, Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara offers:

  • Outdoor labyrinth
  • Nature trails
  • Peace Garden
  • Riverside chapel
  • Healing massage
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music
  • Spiritual direction
  • Retreats (single days/evenings and overnights)
  • Reflective times
  • Various sponsored and group programs
  • Individual or group sessions are available with spiritual directors on an appointment basis
  • Events include private or group retreats, workshops, spiritual and wellness events, and more.

As an option to further enhance your group day and overnight retreats and meetings, an on-staff certified trainer and strategic planning facilitator is available for programs for your group.

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Upcoming Events

Weekend Humor & Spirituality Retreat

"Like a Kid Again: A Spirituality of Childhood for Adult-Sized Living”

We invite you to join us for our Weekend Humor & Spirituality Retreat from August 3 - 5, 2018. Please pre-register by 7/20/2018.


Guided Meditation & Prayer

Prayer group is coordinated by Sheri Alderman. Questions? Please call the Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376. Advance reservations are not needed for this ongoing event.

Directed Retreat Week

with Fr. Tom Hartle, OFM and spiritual directos Sr. Marian Baumler, SSMN; Sr. Nancy Fortkort, OSF; Sr. Donna Lord, GNSH; Sr. Jean Thompson, OSF.

You are invited to our Directed Retreat Week August 12th - 18th, 2018. This retreat will be hosted Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch. Three or four day options are also available. Call us for details 754-7376. Pre-register by 7/29/2018.


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