Come Experience Our Interfaith Hospitality!


Now is the time for your next retreat ... or perhaps your first one.  Come enjoy our interfaith hospitality as we celebrate 45 years as a retreat center in Western New York.  Only 10 miles north of majestic Niagara Falls, New York, 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.

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.

Able to house up to 93 guests and multiple groups in its overnight faith-based facility, Center of Renewal is 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, an easy drive on the Niagara Scenic Parkway. Celebrating our 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
  • Reflexology (by appointment)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Music
  • Spiritual direction
  • Retreats (single days/evenings and overnights)
  • Reflective, contemplative 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

Ash Wednesday Retreat

Day retreat (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) include distribution of ashes, lunch, coffee break, and Lenten reflection booklet. $28 per person; credit cards (VI-MC-DI).  Advance reservations required; space and meals limited. More details forthcoming.


The Mystical Perspective of Earth & Cosmic Consciousness: Walking The Sacred By-Paths

Retreat Week by Denise Turcotte, CSC; Norman Comtois, OMI; Dorothy Landry, GAGS.


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.


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.


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.


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