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Isn't it time for your next retreat, or perhaps your first one?


Plan now to begin the Lenten season by participating in an enjoyable, values-based Ash Wednesday retreat-workshop at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal.  The retreat day will begin with check-in and morning coffee from 8:30-8:55 AM, with the actual retreat to be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Lunch will also be included. Facilitated by Dr. Nancy P. Askins, Executive Director of the Center of Renewal, our Ash Wednesday Retreat Day will include discussions and reflective values-based activities designed to help you prepare to enter the sacred six weeks of Lent in a meaningful manner. There will also be break periods set aside for personal quiet and contemplative time to further enrich your retreat experience..

Advance pre-paid reservations are required by February 16th (two-weeks prior) to ensure adequate seating, materials, and meals; afterward, reservations will be considered with a late fee if space is still available..  For everyone's mutual health and safety, current COVID protocols will be expected and verified of all participants (see our home page on website for details.)  For additional information and to pre-register, simply call the Center of Renewal at (716) 754-7376, Ext. 1 or 2

Make the commitment to yourself for an insightful, spiritual Lenten season in 2022 ... call us today.  (Ask us about how to extend your Ash Wednesday Retreat Day into a personal overnight retreat or to schedule a Lenten personal retreat throughout Lent.)

CUSTOMIZED DIRECTED &/OR PRIVATE RETREATS FOR INDIVIDUALS Did you know we can design a customized retreat just for you (plus one or more people to join you, if you prefer), and you could begin your retreat within just a few days (based on availability)?  Call us at 716-754-7376, Ext. 1 or 2, to arrange your own directed and/or private retreat.  Retreats can also be arranged via Zoom through our adult learning Devotion-by-Distance programming.  Spiritual directors are available to enhance your spiritual journey with advance arrangements.  Why wait?  Make plans today. 

  • JOIN OUR "DEVOTION-BY-DISTANCE SING-ALONG"We're currently organizing a series of short online retreat sessions featuring familiar hymns, enabling you to join us via Zoom and/or through links on our website. Enjoy a break from your daily routine by joining in with simple tunes by a designated cantor, some accompanied by guitar or piano. Call the Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376, Ext. 1 or 2 for more information and to sign up.  
  • ‚ÄčCONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP meets the 1st Tuesday evening of each month. Advance reservations are not needed for this ongoing event, but COVID protocols will be maintained by all participants.  Questions? Please call Center of Renewal at 716-754-7376, Ext. 1 or 2.
  • DEVOTION-BY-DISTANCE ONLINE RETREATS, VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB, RETREATS-ON-DEMAND, and more (via Zoom & Podcasts) are being finalized for winter 2021 through Easter 2022. Enjoy learning more about a myriad of spiritually-based topics, including exploring Bible basics, creat

Pandemic Protocols for Our Guests

New Safety Precautions & COVID-19 Protocols (As of 9/11/21)