HOLY CROSS RETREAT CENTER
AN OASIS IN THE DESERT
600 Holy Cross Rd. Mesilla Park, NM 88047 US
HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC RETREAT CENTER
Welcome to Holy Cross Retreat Center. We are happy to have you here. During your visit we invite you to become acquainted with our grounds, chapel, religious article area, library and the historical original house, built in 1912 and 1913 by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Monaghan. The adobe bricks for the house were fashioned right on the property by native work¬men. When completed, the house contained 14 rooms built around a central atrium. The furnishings for the hacienda were brought in by train.
After several years the property was passed on to Beatrice White Fountain. Mrs. Fountain and her husband, Henry, lived in the house many years and carried out extensive redecoration and landscaping as well as farming the land. In 1954, the Fountains sold the house and 19 acres to the Franciscans of Santa Barbara, California who were looking for a site to build a retreat house. Many of the unique furnishings were sold with the house, including the hand carved Japanese dining room set, an ebony grand piano and a hand carved Swiss grandfather clock.
The Franciscan Brothers’ building crew moved in and began a project which included the kitchen and dining room, conference room and chapel, friary and motel units. In 1957 Holy Cross Retreat Center opened with Fr. Owen da Silva as the first director. The Californian Franciscans continued to maintain and staff the retreat until 1980. Due to a shortage of personnel, they turned over Holy Cross Retreat Center to the Conventual Franciscan Friars.
Latest News and Retreats
Retreat For Recovering Alcoholics & Alanon September 29 – October 1, 2017
The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Fr. Thomas C. Weston, S.J. has been involved in 12-Step Programs since 1976. A former Director of the Jesuit Volunteers Corps and a teacher at Loyola High School in Los Angeles, he has degrees and experience in counseling, education and theology.
He counsels, conducts workshops and seminars, and preaches retreats internationally. He lives and resides in Oakland, California. To view CD’s and tapes of Fr. Tom Weston on recovery and spirituality, you can click the button below. Please check the register for retreats page for more information
The Healing Power Of Forgiveness With Vallerie Huyghue October 6 – 8, 2017
“For it is in giving that we receive. It is is pardoning that we are pardoned”.
From the Prayer of St. Francis
Vallerie Huyghue, from Larchmont, New York, is an experienced workshop leader for women on a spiritual path. Focused on Divine Feminine Spirituality, the pathway to Inner Goddess Leadership, and 12 – Step recovery. Certified Spiritual Director and Reiki Master Healer, Vallerie is an experienced group leader able to create healing circles, guided meditations and yoga prayer – in – movement. Please check the register for retreats page for more information.