About Canossian Spirituality Center: A ministry of the Daughters of Charity of St. Magdalene of Canossa, the Canossian Spirituality Center provides spiritual support to women and men seeking the peace of Christ.
The Canossian Spirituality Center, established by the Canossian Daughters of Charity in 1996, is a peaceful place for retreats, spirituality, and hospitality. It is located in the beautiful South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Church groups, Catholic schools, religious communities and organizations may reserve the Spirituality Center for the day or overnight for their own retreats and programs of spiritual growth.
Private and Directed Retreats are also offered at the Spirituality Center. You are welcome to spend a day or more in prayer and be refreshed by our peaceful surroundings. Spiritual Direction is available.
- old world hospitality and graciousness;
- morning prayer and daily Mass with the Canossian community;
- the large conference room that accomodates up to 60 people;
- a beautiful chapel with a natural, southwestern flavor;
- the prayer room;
- serene areas for outdoor reflection and activities;
- the library with books and video tapes on contemporary spirituality;
- comfortable overnight accommodations for up to 35 retreatants;
- delicious, home-cooked buffet meals;
- a non-smoking environment;
Retreats: The Canossian Spirituality Center offers a variety of programs throughout the year.
Prayer Partner: A visit to the Canossian Spirituality Center provides a fervent prayer partner for you! The Canossian Community of Cristo Rey is adjacent to the Spirituality Center and praying for retreatants is one of the apostolic ministries of the Sisters.You are remembered at Mass and community prayer for your entire stay.
A Sabbatical Journey
A 6-week holistic program, for men and women religious and priests, that offers the time, the space, and the guidance to step back from one's ordinary chronos activities into the kairos moment of the Sabbath, in a peaceful oasis set in the desert of the Southwest. Spiritual direction, daily Eucharist, input sessions and small group sharing, an 8-day retreat, outings, and other activities are part of the program.