Retreat as a Priority for Today's Laity

"I suggest that more of our people avail themselves of the opportunity of a yearly retreat, either as part of a parish group, a family retreat or a personal day apart from our frenzied lives to allow the Word of God to address you during a time of quiet and solitude. More than ever the quality of our friendship with the Lord demands a time apart to rest with Him a little and to be refreshed by His Call, as recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter 11 29-30: 'Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest…. For my yoke is easy and my burden light' " - Daniel Cardinal DiNardo (Texas Catholic Herald)

There are various retreat programs that take place at parishes and retreat centers across the Archdiocese that can afford you the opportunity to experience the grace of a retreat. Please contact your local parish or any of the retreat facilities listed here for information and schedules.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is home to a variety of retreat facilities that allow all people the opportunity to escape from the business of their lives and spend some time focusing on reconnecting with our Lord.

Each retreat facility differs in the types of retreats and programs offered, the size and space of facilities, accommodations and amenities provided and who facilitates the retreats and programs.  
Retreat facilities are located across the Archdiocese - from Dickinson to Pinehurst.  Some sites are probably much closer to you than you think. Facilities are available for either daytime or overnight retreats, depending on the individual site.

Please contact the retreat facilities directly for more information. Where available, a link is provided to that facility's website.
Cameron Retreat Center
Camp Kappe
Circle Lake Retreat Center
Christian Renewal Center
Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center
Mt. Carmel House of Prayer
Mother of Perpetual Help Retreat Center
St. Paul Cursillo Center