Cedarbrake Retreats

Days of Reflection

All Days of Reflection begin with light refreshments and registration at 8:30 a.m.

First Session begins promptly at 9 a.m. The day concludes at 2:30 p.m.

If you wish to stay a night in conjunction with the Day of Reflection, you may do so at a discounted rate depending on room availability. Please call in advance for room availability and reservations.

Weekend Retreats

All weekend retreats begin on Friday evening and end on Sunday before noon.

Meals are provided Saturday and Sunday morning.

All bed and bath linens are provided.

Personal items such as soap, shampoo, hair dryers, etc are not provided.

  • Cash, checks and money orders are welcome. Credit card payments may be made online by registering using the links below.


July 10: Ministry & Difficult People

All of us are called to be ministers of the “Gospel of Joy,” to allow the light of Christ to shine through us and onto others. How do we recognize the signs, challenges and trials in people we encounter, who we find difficult to love fully, and how do we respond to see Christ in them? Father Ed Koharchik, pastor of St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Austin, will present the day. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.

August 1-3: St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila was a woman for God. She was a woman of prayer, discipline and compassion. She knew well the continued presence and value of suffering and difficulty in prayer. Teresa was a contemplative and active reformer and founded more than a half-dozen monasteries. In 1970, the church gave her the title Doctor of the Church. The presenter, Discalced Carmelite Father Stephen Sanchez, is the Superior of the Mount Carmel Monastery and Retreat Center in Dallas. Cost is $195 for a private room, $160 for a shared room and $85 for commuters. Click here to register.

August 15: Feast of the Assumption

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary at Cedarbrake. On this holy day of obligation, we will look at the life of Mary and how she was faithful to God’s will, living each day with confidence in God’s mercy and love. Mary’s pattern of obedience and holiness is what we strive to imitate as Mary indeed imitated her Son. Mass, reflections and quiet time will be part of this day retreat led by Brian Egan, Director at Cedarbrake. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.

September 10: Living Daily with an Attitude of Gratitude

Join us as our own Father Angelo Bertini and Msgr. Elmer Holtman share what it means to live in gratitude. How do we develop and live with an attitude sharing joyfully all the gifts that we have received. The day will end with a Mass of Thanksgiving. Cost is $35 and includes lunch.

 " To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything."  Thomas Merton

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September 20: Discerning God's Will

Many times we wonder, "What is God's will for me?" in specific circumstances of life and in major decisions. It is not normal to hear an exterior voice; but through prayer, we can be guided to listen interiorly. The Apostles of Interior Life are Religious Sisters from Italy trained in St. Ignatius Spirituality. The Sisters serve at St. Mary's in College Station and will share their wisdom and experience with us. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.

October 4: Scripture and Music with Cindy Isaacson

A Day of Reflection with Cindy Isaacson. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. More information to follow. Click here to register.

October 11: Our Lady of Guadalupe with Rev. Pedro Garcia

Father Pedro Garcia of St. Elizabeth in Pflugerville will lead this day. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. More information to follow. Click here to register.

October 18: Single Parent Spirituality Retreat with  Rev. Barry Cuba and Ana Chavez

Come join us as Father Barry Cuba of St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station and Ana Chavez discuss ways of keeping your spirituality alive as a busy, single parent. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. More information to follow. Click here to register.

November 19: Abundant Living with Cheryl Maxwell

Cheryl "Max" Maxwell is the Director of the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Austin and the Secretariat Director for Formation and Spirituality. She is a gifted retreat leader and will be offering this retreat for us. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. More information will follow. Click here to register.