Cedarbrake Retreats

Days of Reflection

Unless otherwise stated, all Days of Reflection begin with light refreshments & 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.



Saturday, September 19: Retreat 101


This is a day designed for people who have never experienced a retreat, and an opportunity to get out of your routine and give yourself a chance to reflect upon how God moves in your life.  It will be a casual day to discover God’s purpose.  Wear comfy clothes, shoes, and bring a friend if you want, or come to meet new friends.  Feel refreshed and renewed and ready to move forward in your faith. Cheryl “Max” Maxwell, an extremely gifted retreat leader and former Director of Office of Worship and Secretariat Director for Formation and Spirituality at the Diocese of Austin will be leading this retreat. Cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.


Scrupulosity, September 25-27 with Fr. Tom Santa

“A Retreat for the Scrupulous” will be held on Sept. 25-27. Scrupulosity afflicts many people; it robs a person of the peace and love of Christ that they deserve. Redemptorist Father Tom Santa is a priest and pastor in Chicago who will lead this weekend retreat. He brings more than 25 years’ worth of experience in ministering to people with scrupulosity. He is the author of the best-selling book “Understanding Scrupulosity: Helpful Answers for Those Who Experience Nagging Questions and Doubts.”  He is also the director of “Scrupulosity Anonymous,” a support group to help those who struggle. “This retreat will probably not free the participant from the experience of scrupulosity, but it will help individuals understand the problem while providing concrete ‘helps’ that offer some peace and freedom,” Father Santa said. In addition to conferences by Father Santa the weekend includes the celebration of Mass and the sacrament of Reconciliation. The costs for this weekend retreat is $195 for a private room and $160 for a shared room. All meals included. Click here to register.


Saturday, October 10: Dinner for Single Catholics

Enjoy an evening together with other single Catholics from the diocese.  Good food, fellowship and two brief reflections will make up this evening. The evening will start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Click here to register.


Monday, October 12: Created in His Image with Fr. Joseph Nisari

We often ask ourselves, “Who Am I?” Fr. Joseph Nisari, the new chaplain at Cedarbrake, will spend this day of reflection penetrating this questions through the lenses of solid psychology and Sacred Scriptures. When we understand that we truly are children of God we begin to see ourselves as God sees us.  Spend this day rejoicing that God has called you by name. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. Click here to register.


Called, Gifted and Sent! October 23-25, 2015 with Sister Bridget Haase

Drawing on the three symbols of baptism, Ursuline Sister Bridget Haase will help us reflect on how our calling to be a child of God immerses us in the sacred of everyday life, enkindles us with the fire of love and anoints us for service to the world. Sister Bridge will help us claim and proclaim the Spirit’s power, presence and providence in our lives. Sister Bridget hails from Boston, MA and has hosted a talk show on EWTN for many years. Cost is $195 for a private room, $160 per person for a shared room and $85 for commuters. Click here to register.


Sábado, 24 de octubre, El Espiritu Santo Y La Divina Misericordia Topic

Como devocion al Espiritu Santo dos ayuda a vivir la misericordia de Jesucristo. Un retiro de preparcion para el Ano de Misericordia 2016. Por favor registrese por 19 de octubre. 

Costo $25 para registrarse llama 254-780-2436. Haga clic aquí para registrarse.


Wednesday, Nov. 4 - How to Grieve

Walking through grief can be the most difficult part of life’s journey.  Mourning can seem to intensify as the holidays approach.  Although there are no right or wrong ways to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope and heal.   Scripture tells us to grieve but to not lose hope.   During this day of reflection, we will explore scripture, look at the natural journey of grief, and discover ways to face grief and seek healing. Judy Hoelscher will lead this retreat, Judy is a chaplain for Hospice. The cost is $35 and includes lunch.


November 6 -8, 2015  - Merciful Like the Father

Join us for a weekend of Scripture, Prayer, Reflection and Sacraments dealing with the wonderful mystery of the Mercy of God.  Follow the course of Salvation History, from Eden to the present with Our Lady, Saint John Paul II, Saint Faustina and others as our guides.  Learn why “now, more than ever, is the time of mercy” and how we are all called to participate. Deacons Lastovica, DiSimoni, and Dorsey will lead this retreat. Cost $195 for a private room, $160 per person for a shared room and $85 for commuters.


Thursday, December 3, 2015 – Advent Dinner with Bishop Danny Garcia

The annual Advent Dinner will be held on Thursday with wine and cheese served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a presentation. Our guest speaker is Bishop Danny Garcia. Cost is $25


December 4-6, 2015 - Silent Advent Retreat

Join us as we take time away from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to prepare our hearts and minds for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. The retreat begins Friday evening and concludes with Mass on Sunday. Spiritual direction is available. Cost is $165(private room)