About Us

About Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara

Center of Renewal (COR) Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara is a sponsored ministry of Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Holy Name Province. Stella Niagara was founded in 1908, and the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara began as a retreat center in 1974.

Currently, Center of Renewal provides a peaceful and beautiful environment for many people and organizations opportunities for spiritual, educational, and physical renewal. Through hospitality and sponsored events in this 70-room, 93-person capacity overnight retreat and meeting facility, COR continues to carry out its mission and that of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Penance and Christian.

Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center is located on the grounds of Stella Niagara, only two miles north of the Village of Lewiston, New York. This tranquil, 100+-acre scenic site offers a sense of peacefulness with nature trails, a Peace Garden, an outdoor labyrinth, athletic fields, and nearby nature preserve along the Lower Niagara River.

Groups, churches, and organizations are welcome to reserve reasonably-priced meeting and sleeping rooms for day and overnight events, plus meals, beverage service, snacks, A-V equipment, and more. All meeting rooms, sleeping rooms, and meals are within the same building for ease of use.

Retreats & workshops are offered on various topics throughout the year including preached, sponsored, directed, group, and/or private retreats. Authors, spiritual directors, and other notable retreat presenters are periodically scheduled for COR-sponsored retreat events.

Overnight sleeping rooms are currently available for up to 93 people, and multiple meeting rooms can accommodate groups up to 100 people at one time. The facility has Wi-Fi, elevators for easy access to all floors, snack machines, and scheduled meals, beverages, and snacks by advance reservation.

Our staff is available to assist your group in planning your meeting; we also have an on-staff professional trainer & facilitator to present retreat/workshops here or at your location. Advance appointments can be made with spiritual directors and healing massage therapists.

Enjoy opportunities for pensive reflection, insightful self-expression, and meaningful rest and relaxation.