LENTEN BLESSINGS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
As many faiths turn to celebrating the sacred season of Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday this week, now is the perfect time to contemplate our spiritual lives. Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center provides the ideal location for your next retreat ... or perhaps your first one. We have been sharing our interfaith hospitality for over 45 years in retreat center ministry here 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 our 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. Having celebrated our 45th anniversary last year in 2019, COR officially opened in July 1974 and has operated year-round since then.
The retreat center offers sponsored retreats, faith-based workshops, values-based programs, 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
- Arts and crafts (by advance arrangements)
- Music (piano in Main Lounge and organ in COR Chapel meeting room)
- Spiritual direction
- Retreats (single days/evenings and overnights)
- Reflective, contemplative times & locations on property
- 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, bus excursions & adventures, and more.
As an option to further enhance your group day and overnight retreats and meetings, our executive director is a certified master trainer and facilitator who is available to deploy programs, workshops, and retreats on multiple customized topics for your group.
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