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Have you selected your dates for group retreats, family reunions, or private retreats? Book now for 2020-2021-2022-2023.

See also our many sponsored retreats, excursions, and adventures listed below and under "PROGRAMS".

  • ASH WEDNESDAY RETREAT DAY by SR. GERTRUDE LACKI, OSF on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  Retreat day will start with morning coffee & onsite registration from 9:00-9:50 AM in Center of Renewal Dining Room.  Formal retreat from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and includes lunch, communion service, and distribution of ashes. Advance pre-registration required to ensure adequate seating, materials, and meals.
  • RETREAT WEEK WITH SR. BARBARA FIAND, SNDdeN June 21-26, 2020.   Retreat Theme:   "On Becoming Who We Are: Facing the Reality of Mature Belief".  Check-in anytime Sunday after 3:00 PM.  Retreat formally begins with Sunday 5:00 PM dinner and ends after lunch on Friday.  Call 716-754-7376, Ext. 1 for detailed flier. SPACE STILL AVAILABLE.  Pre-register by 6/5/20; after that date, please call to confirm availability. 
  • 2020 DIRECTED RETREAT WEEK August 13-20, 2020 (Thurs. dinner through Thurs. lunch).   Three- or five-day directed retreats also available; call us for details. Spiritual directors confirmed thus far include Sr. Marcella Kiesel, OSF; Sr. Jean Thompson, OSF; Sr. Nancy Fortkort, OSF.  SPACE STILL AVAILABLE!   Pre-register by 7/30/20; after that date, please call to confirm availability. 

  • CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP meets the 1st Tuesday evening of each month (with periodic exceptions during holidays and summer). Advance reservations are not needed for this ongoing event.  Questions? Please call Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376, Ext. 2.

  • NEW GROUP & FAMILY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE: FAITH-BASED EXCURSIONS & ADVENTURES day motor coach programs (see details on this website under PROGRAMS: EXCURSIONS & ADVENTURES.  Call us for detailed flier, including information on customized programs and dates for your group.  Great activity day for church groups, senior groups, clubs, organizations and more.

  • 100TH ANNIVERSARY of 19th AMENDMENT: WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE SPECIAL BUS EXCURSION TO SENECA FALLS during overnight retreat at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal.  Tentatively planned for August 2020.  Call for detailed flier, including information on customizing this and other programs for your group.

Celtic Spirituality Workshop

By Rev. Rex Stewart of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, NY and Sr. Colleen Shanahan, OSF of Stella Niagara.

Ash Wednesday Interfaith Retreat Day

"LENT: A CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY" by Sr. Jean Thompson, OSF, Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities

Day retreat (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) includes morning coffee during check-in (8:15-8:50 AM), distribution of ashes (9:00 AM prayer service), morning and afternoon retreat sessions, lunch, and Lenten reflections handout. $28 per person; credit cards accepted (VI-MC-DI).  Please call  (716-754-7376, Ext. 2) by Feb. 27th as advance reservations are required to ensure adequate meeting space, meals, and retreat materials. Begin the season of Lent with this spiritual day of prayer and contemplation.

Ash Wednesday Retreat - Day

with Fr. John L. Graden, OSFS

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018 we will have our daytime Ash Wednesday Retreat. Please pre-register by 2/1/2018 if possible to avoid late fee.

Lenten “Les Misérables" 3-Night Retreat Weekend

Presented by Brother Dan Leckman, SJ

On February 22 -25, 2018 we will have our Lenten "Les Miserables" 3-Night Retreat Weekend by Brother Dan Leckman, SJ. This retreat will take place from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch. Please pre-register by 2/8/2018.


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