What Do We Do?

The Religious of the Cenacle is an international Congregation founded in France, whose distinctive spirituality blends the mystery of Mary in the Cenacle, the charism of the founders (Fr Stephen Terme and St Theresa Coudere), and the Ignatian influence.


Originally founded to respond to the needs of a people whose faith was tested by the French revolution, the congregation continues the work of their founders by responding to the spiritual needs of the people of our times.


The Cenacle has always been regarded as a place where people seek a deeper relationship with God. We provide a rich variety of retreats, seminars, workshops and other spiritual programmes for:

* women and men
* lay and religious
* single and married
* Catholic and other denominations

Some programmes develop the rich traditions of Catholic spirituality while others integrate the sacred and secular, the psychological and spiritual. Retreats offer sacred moments in time where God transforms lives. Some retreats provide a quiet and contemplative atmosphere conducive to prayer and reflection, while others offer opportunities for sharing and mutual support.

The Cenacle Sisters offer retreats at their house and also at other locations such as parishes, community centres and in private homes.