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The retreat center has 46 retreat rooms each with private bath, and four additional rooms served by two bathrooms. All linens are provided. Wi fi is available throughout the retreat center, but there are no phones or televisions in the rooms.
They are individually air-conditioned and heated.

Thirty-four rooms have three twin beds, eight have one queen size or double bed, and four rooms have a double and a twin bed. 
One room has a ramp and walk in shower for those with physical limitations. 
There are also four rooms in "La Casita," a separate section with its own kitchen, living room, and small courtyard.  Three of the bedrooms have a double bed, and one has two twin beds. There are two bathrooms and three showers. 
Therefore we have 122 beds available, 

For a map of the rooms, with numbers and beds in each room, click here

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Our dining room can accommodate up to 102, plus we have a second dining room that can seat 24 people. Meals are served buffet style with a variety of home cooked foods, traditional mexican foods as well as our own baked goods. Meal times are at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m.


The Conference rooms have the capacity for projection from a computer and showing films, and internet access in meeting areas and the individual rooms.
Our facilities include a large conference room with a capacity of 100 persons, and three smaller meeting rooms for 40 - 50 persons each. Other areas available include the library, the living room, an inner garden patio called the atrium, and ample outdoor seating in the shade.  


Holy Cross Retreat has confessions at 6:00pm and mass at 6:30 each Wednesday evening in the new Chapel, but not March 22nd and 29th while Fr. Tom is giving parish missions....


Contemplative Retreat  Using the Rosary Walk, Labyrinth, and Meditation

Holy Cross Retreat Center 

600 Holy Cross Road, Mesilla Park, NM

March 17-19, 2017 registration 6:30-7:00pm till Sunday the 19th at 1:00pm With Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv. director

Give yourself the gift of extended quiet time with the Lord as we begin a new year, and the opportunity to learn about different forms of meditative prayer. We will explore how to expand our use of the Rosary, walk the labyrinth, and enhance our meditations. Each person will be given space to practice the forms of prayer and then reflect together on the experience. This retreat could be a further development for people who have made an ACTS retreat, or all who are seeking further spiritual enrichment.

Suggested Retreat fee: Individual room for Friday and Saturday plus the program and five meals--$152.00. Shared room would be $127.00 each person.  Commuter: includes five meals and presentations--$67.00.    If finances are a concern please contact us and we will make special arrangements. We donít want to turn people away because of cost.

   Call 575 524-3688 or email for more details and to make a reservation.   (Deposit of $25.00 needed to hold a room.)


Retreat on Mary as a Model of Prayer

Led by Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv.  March 31-Apr. 2, 2017

There have been approximately 2,000 sightings of the Mary since 40 AD.  How is it that her presence has engendered such fervor and a call to pilgrimage?  How can we draw on the spirituality and witness of Mary in our own life today?  This retreat will give us time to reflect on the power of her presence in the Church and in our lives. 

 Retreat fee:  Individual room for Friday and Saturday plus the program and five meals--$152.00.    

Shared room would be $127.00 each person.

Commuter:  includes five meals and presentations--$65.00. 

   Call 575 524-3688 or email for more details and to make a reservation.    Deposit of $25.00 needed to hold a room.  If finances are a concern, we will make arrangements. 

"Jesus as a Model of Selfless Love"              Good Friday/Holy Saturday retreat

April 14-15, 2017                                            Holy Cross Retreat Center                               600 Holy Cross Road,                                                Mesilla Park, NM

 You are encouraged to participate in your parish's Holy Thursday celebration.  Then consider coming to Holy Cross Retreat House for a day and a half of prayer, fasting, and reflection on Good Friday and Holy Saturday morning.  This is a call to respond with love, faith, and service in our own lives.  We will have the service for Good Friday, time to pray, and limited meals in keeping with the call to fasting and abstinence.  After it ends you are encouraged to return to your parish for the Easter Vigil and Easter celebration with a renewed heart.  The retreat will be led by Fr. Tom Smith OFM Conv.

Registration: 8:30-9:00am Friday, April 14,         Closing after lunch on Saturday, April 15

Suggested donation:  Overnight with single room $85.00 Overnight with shared room $75.00 each       Commuter $45.00   There is a $25.00 deposit to hold a space.