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Jesuit Retreat House of Cleveland
Parma, OH

"a place for those who are searching, those asking more of life, those who wonder"

phone 440.884.9300


Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, rooted in the spirituality of St. Ignatius, Jesuit Retreat House (JRH) provides a place of peace and sacred setting for retreats and spiritual programs. 5 minutes from Interstate 480 and 15 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, JRH is easy to find. With 57 acres of forest and 2 indoor chapels, however, it is also a place apart where one can rest, reflect, and seek God in peace.

  • 57 acres of forest, meadow, and prayer pathways
  • Outdoor shrines and Stations of the Cross
  • 57 private guestrooms and 3 suites
  • 2 indoor chapels, library, and lounge
  • Homecooked meals served by fulltime kitchen staff
  • Outdoor basketball court and sports equipment available
Retreat Programs:
  • Silent Directed Retreats
  • Advent and Lenten Retreats
  • Day, Evening, and Weekend Retreats
  • AA Weekend Recovery Retreats
  • Poustinia Days
  • 30 Day Spiritual Exercises Retreat
  • Preached Retreats for Religious
  • Group Retreats

200 St. Francis Ave. | Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Phone: (419) 443-1485



Individuals and groups that come to the St. Francis Spirituality Center for a brief respite from their personal cares and worldly pursuits find a “place of peace” – a soothing natural environment that is conducive to quiet reflection and contemplation.

St. Francis Spirituality Center offers sponsored retreats, private retreats, classes in yoga and meditation, and other programs. Religious, non-profit, business or family groups may use the facility all year around for retreats, workshops, meetings, personal growth activities, training site, or for celebration events.

St. Francis Spirituality Center offers:

*Twenty (20) guest rooms with double beds
* Eight (8) guest rooms with single beds
* Large dining room
* Greccio conference room (accommodates 64 with tables and chairs or 80 with chairs only)
* Portiuncula conference room (accommodates 40-50 with tables and chairs)
* Chapel/meeting room (accommodates 45-50 with chairs)
* L
ounge (accommodates 15-20)
* Handicap accessible facilities, including nine guest rooms, entrance ramp, restroom, and
an elevator to all three floors of the retreat center
* SpiritSpace Galley & Gifts

Guests are welcome to use:

* Grotto
* Woods and hiking trails
* Wild flower meadow with walkway
* Herb and flower gardens
* Gazebo, courtyards

Retreats schedule available here

“Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, offers a space for all seeking a deeper relationship with God, self, others, and all creation.
The Spirit of Hospitality, a Mercy charism, pervades this place, welcoming all who come.”
For information contact us by phone (419) 332-6522

E-mail: olprc@pinesretreat.org

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See our website for current programs at www.pinesretreat.org

Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center, located by the pine-covered ridge along Tiffin Street in Fremont, OH has been a Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy since 1925. Once known as Evergreen Hill, Our Lady of the Pines is thought by some to be one of the most beautiful spots in this area.
Part of an original mansion built in 1874, the current building was newly renovated in 2009. Our facility is used year round as a retreat center for large and small groups. The facility is available for a day, weekend, week or longer.
Facilities at Our Lady of the Pines include:
  • Chapel
  • 3 Conference Rooms with WiFi accessibility, LCD flat screen monitors with a built in DVD Player
  • Webcasting and teleconference capability in the Mercy Conference Room
  • Multiple break-out areas; meeting spaces for 2-90 persons
  • Elevator and fully handicapped accessible
  • 37 bedrooms: All with individual A/C / Heating units; 10 with private baths; and 9 additional private baths for general use.
  • Two hermitages: Include bedroom, bathroom, small kitchen, sitting area, heating and A/C
  • Dining Room with Serve Safe certified dietary staff and health code compliant kitchen
  • Art Studio
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bikes and Trails
  • Prayer garden
  • Outside Finger Labyrinth and Walking Labyrinth
  • Outdoor Way of the Cross
  • Lourdes Grotto
  • 9 hole golf course available across the street

In addition to hosting groups, we provide programs that provide time to reflect on life and one’s relationship with God. Our programs range from one to two hours, full day, weekend, and week retreats. We also have times for personal retreats with spiritual direction and massage available upon request.

Come to the Pines for rest and renewal of your Spirit.

E-mail: olprc@pinesretreat.org

See our website for current programs at www.pinesretreat.org

Phone (419) 332-6522

LIAL Renewal Center, 5908 Davis Road, Whitehouse, OH

Email: lialrenewalcenter@toledosnd.org       www.lialrenewalcenter.org


Lial Renewal Center is located on 94 wooded acres in
Whitehouse, Ohio, offering quiet walking trails, three decks, a large multi-purpose room overlooking the seven-acre lake, and meeting rooms all within view of the unfolding beauty of every season.

A chapel and a full kitchen are available.

Private rooms for individuals and married couples can
accommodate 27-32 overnight guests.

Visitors can take advantage of spiritual direction, private retreat opportunities or hold group meetings for up to 100 people. Current program offerings can be found on our website: lialrenewalcenter.org

Come experience the peaceful, natural setting that is Lial Renewal Center. . . if you are looking for a life-giving environment, you will find it here.

Located in the heart of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Creative Explorations is both a beautiful, healing “sacred space” and a process. Women experience individualized facilitation utilizing a variety of creative, and self-empowering approaches designed to help one connect to Higher Wisdom.

As a guest you receive support for your preferred spiritual path. Self-directed retreats are also available.

Retreat Options
Facilitated: A personalized retreat experience with gentle guidance and support. Your discovery process is enhanced with a variety of inventive approaches:
  • art-making
  • symbol exploration
  • imaginative dialogue
  • mindfulness practices
  • nature excursions
  • music and drumming
  • journaling

Celebrate your inner wisdom through creativity, as you choose.

  • Pre-retreat discussion, but does not include facilitation.

You may retreat in restorative solitude or share your time with a friend.

I am Jennifer Horner, your retreat facilitator, artist, nature-lover, energywork practitioner and licensed independent social worker. I invite you to take the opportunity to explore your inner landscape. There is much to discover and appreciate!

For information or reservations, please contact me at: (937) 750-4117 or email jhorner@creativeexplorations.net

For further details, visit

Retreat Location: 253 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Correspondence: 1173 Cardinal Dr., Enon, OH 45323

"Creative Explorations is the most peaceful place I've been in, in a long time
.. and I live in the country!"

Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning
Dayton, OH

"Come away to a quiet place"


Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning, a retreat and conference center, founded in the ecumenical spirit of Pope John XXIII and rooted in the Marianist and Catholic traditions, welcomes all persons and groups of goodwill who seek a tranquil, natural environment in which to refresh the body, expand the mind, and renew the spirit. Bergamo Center offers spiritual formation programs for youth and adult throughout life that deepen self-awareness, develop interior life and elicit a personal faith response to changing times.
Bergamo Center's full conference services include meeting rooms of various sizes (small or large groups up to 150 people), dining services and overnight accommodations. Bergamo Center has 61 modern, motel-like bedrooms with private bathrooms. There are 26 single rooms (1 single bed) and 35 doubles (2 single beds).
Bergamo has scheduled adult programs as well as junior high school overnight retreats. The Center also has two chapels. The large chapel on the main floor is suitable for a group's prayer or liturgical service and also doubles as our largest meeting room. The lower level chapel accommodates up to 25 people.
For information contact us by phone (937) 426-2363 or by
E-mail: ginag@bergamocenter.org or alanb@bergamocenter.org.

Visit our web site at www.bergamocenter.org/

Recreation Unlimited
7700 Piper Road
Ashley, OH 43003


Welcome to Recreation Unlimited

At Recreation Unlimited, our spacious 195-acre facilities interconnect into a comprehensive system of nature trails with observation points for viewing waterfowl and wildlife. A seven-acre lake, accessible stream trail, prairie, forest, natural amphitheater and shelters provide an ideal environment for nature programs and outdoor education activities.

Accomodations: Our facilities are wheelchair accessible and feature a new 20,000 sq. ft. Life Center, three major residence halls, a private cottage for retreats, multi-purpose lodge, lifetime arts building, dining hall, and outdoor pavilion.
Recreation Unlimited can sleep over 200 people in a variety of beautiful accommodations.

Activities: We also have sports fields, 25 ft. tree climb, two challenge courses, and a 50 ft. Alpine Tower.

Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center
10117 Old 3C Hwy
Clarksville, OH 45113


Welcome to Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center

Joy Outdoor Education Center was originally founded in 1938 as a summer camp for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and has grown into a year-round operation serving children, schools, families, businesses, and organizations.

Location: JOEC's beautiful 315-acre campus is located in Clarksville, Ohio (Warren County) and within 35 miles of Cincinnati and Dayton.

Amenities: Modern meeting, overnight accommodations for 190, and dining facilities are nestled amongst JOEC's rolling hills, meadows, and woods.

We focus on youth development through a variety of adventure and outdoor activities.

Otyokwah Camp & Retreat Center
3380 Tugend Road
Butler, OH 44822


Welcome to Otyokwah Camp & Retreat Center

Towering hardwoods and softwoods, spring-fed lakes and streams, beautiful vistas… this is a great place to unplug from life, have fun, and connect with God and friends, all within the beauty of God’s magnificent creation!

Otyokwah Camp & Retreat Center is a Christian summer camp and retreat center located in north central Ohio just half way between Columbus and Cleveland. Our facility includes 260 acres of beautiful rolling wooded Ohio terrain with lodging, meeting space, and activities for groups of various sizes.

River's Edge
a place for reflection and action

3430 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44111

Phone: 216.688.1111
Fax: 216.688.1116



A Ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph

Overlooking the Rocky River and the Cleveland Metroparks…

..situated on nearly 40 acres of greenery that is home to our retired Sisters and the natural inhabitants of the land…..graced with pathways that lead to areas that represent spiritual landscape archetypes…..housed in a century old, beautifully maintained building, renovated to include a new worship space, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, overnight accommodations and an indoor pool.….imbued with a peaceful and serene spirit and blessed with a warm and welcoming staff... River’s Edge is a place that you will want to visit.

River’s Edge offers a variety of private and planned retreats that give participants of all faiths an opportunity to explore and deepen their own faith journeys. Whether you are a person who struggles with how to live a more authentic life; or you want to deepen your relationship with God; or you want to explore your own spiritual journey with a trusted guide, you will find a home at River’s Edge.
If your group or organization is looking for a beautiful, serene location to host a meeting or retreat, please call River’s Edge. We have several meeting rooms with one just right for your group’s size and needs. Our largest rooms, the Worship Space and Founders room, are equipped with an excellent sound system and all our rooms offer audio-visual features such as a large screen TV, DVD/VCR, Power Point capability and an overhead.
In addition to retreats and conferences, River's Edge has programs designed for the spiritual seeker:

5900 Delhi Road
Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051

The Spirituality Center is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the beautiful grounds of the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse, which encompasses 260 acres.
Motivated by the Sisters of Charity vision to share faith and resources, the Center provides opportunities for growth by deepening faith life, strengthening efforts toward community, reaching out to meet community needs, heightening awareness of Gospel values, and uniting faith with life experience through a wholistic approach.
Retreats/Programs are open to all who desire to deepen their relationship with God and one another. Various opportunities available are six and eight day retreats, weekend/overnight retreats, private retreats, days of reflection, evening prayer/programs, massage therapy, Reiki, labyrinth experiences, and individual spiritual direction.

Visit our retreat calendar to review some of our upcoming retreats.

For information contact us by phone (513) 347-5449 or by

email: spirituality.center@srcharitycinti.org

Visit our website at www.srcharitycinti.org/spirit/retreats.htm

Saints Peter & Paul Retreat Center

2734 Seminary Rd. SE
Newark, OH 43056-9339




Saints Peter and Paul Retreat Center is a Christian facility on 500 acres of beautifully wooded grounds in the rolling countryside of Licking County Ohio. Complete with a viewing pond, hiking trails, picnic area and grottos, this facility is owned and operated by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. The retreat center is designed for use by Diocesan parishes, Christian churches and other groups and organizations. The modern facilities, amenities and services include:
  • Chapel
  • Private and small group conference rooms
  • Multi-task rooms for meetings, training classes, conventions and retreats
  • 2 grottos
  • Beautifully landscaped outdoor Way of the Cross
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Cafeteria services, which can also accommodate luncheons, dinner banquets and box lunches
  • Dedicated staff
  • Two 50-bed dorm rooms
  • 21 private rooms
  • Pond
  • Many outdoor benches for private reflection
  • Wooded walking paths
  • Indoor gymnasium for basketball & other games
  • Outdoor facilities for baseball, soccer and volleyball
Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center is a Diocese of Columbus facility established for the spiritual and devotional well being of God’s children, no matter what the age.

Additional Retreats, Location, Telephone and Spiritual Orientation

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Retreat Center City State Phone Spiritual Orientation
ANUM - A New Urban Monastery Cincinnati OH 513-426-3290 Roman Catholic, but respecting all Judaeo Christian Muslim faiths
Apostolate- Family Consecration Bloomingdale OH 740-765-4301
Bergamo Center for Lifelong Learning Dayton OH 937-426-2363 Catholic/Marianist
Beulah Beach Camp & Retreat Center Vermilion OH 440-967-4861 Inter-Denominational
Brokensword Retreat Center Bucyrus OH 419-562-3116
Camp Gideon Mechanicstown OH 330-738-6871 Quaker Camp, Retreat and Conf Ctr
Centering Space Lakewood OH 216-228-7451
Creative Explorations Yellow Springs OH 937-750-4117 Non-denominational. Self-directed or personally facilitated retreat.
Dominican House of Prayer and Peace Steubenville OH 740-282-2685 Directed or small group retreats
Epworth Center Bethesda OH 740-484-4705
Friarhurst Cincinnati OH 513-561-2270
Friendship Village International Retreat Center
OH 740-838-4033
Grailville Loveland OH 513-683-2340 Non-denominational
Hannon's Camp America College Corner OH 513 798-2794 All are welcome
Jesuit Retreat House of Cleveland Cleveland OH 440-884-9300 Catholic/Jesuit
Lial Renewal Center Whitehouse OH 419-877-0431 Catholic/Sisters of Notre Dame
Loyola of the Lakes Jesuit Retreat House Clinton OH 800-827-1415
Manor Centre Complex Euclid OH 216-481-8080
Mater Ecclesia Cincinnati OH 513-871-5430
Milford Spiritual Center Milford OH 513-248-3500 Catholic/Jesuit
Nazarene District Ctr St Marys OH 419-394-2814
Otyokwah Camp & Retreat Center Butler OH 877-364-2323 Churches of God; Non-denominational in scope
Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House Carey OH 419-396-7970 Catholic
Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center Fremont OH 419-332-6522 Ecumenical Programs
Pleasant Hill Outdoor Center
Perrysville OH 419-938-3715
Procter Center London OH 740/874-3355 Episcopal
River's Edge Cleveland OH 216-688-1111 Catholic/Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph
Sacred Heart Retreat and Renewal Center Youngstown OH 330-759-9539 Catholic/Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Saint Joseph Christian Life Center Cleveland OH 216-531-7370 Catholic
Saint Therese's Retreat Center Columbus OH 614-866-1611 Catholic
Saints Peter & Paul Retreat Center Newark OH 740-928-4246 All are welcome
Shortwall Retreats Akron OH 330-864-2909
Sisters of Charity Spirituality Center Cincinnati OH 513-347-5449
Son Center Lewistown OH 937-686-0185 Non-denominational
Spiritual Center-Maria Stein Maria Stein OH 419-925-7625
Spruce Hill Inn & Cottages Mansfield OH 419-756-2200
Non-denominational and open to all
St. Andrew Svorad Abbey Cleveland OH 216-721-5300 Catholic/Benedictine
St. Francis Spirituality Center Tiffin OH 419-443-1485 Catholic/Sisters of Saint Francis
St. Joseph Christian Life Center Cleveland OH 216-531-7370
St Therese's Retreat Center Colombus OH 614-866-1611
The Blessed Foundation Medina OH 330-725-5456 All Are Welcome
The Daughters of St. Dominic Steubenville OH 740-282-2685 Catholic
The Franciscan Renewal Center Carey OH 419-396-7970 Catholic/Franciscan
Transfiguration Center for Spiritual Renewal Ludlow Falls OH 937-698-7180
Transfiguration Spirituality Center Cincinnati OH 513-771-2171 Episcopal Community
True Nature Holistic Retreats Millersburg OH 330-473-0402 Spiritual and meditative retreats for all
Walsh University - Meeting Center North Canton OH 800-362-9846 Catholic
Wildwood Christian Education Milford OH 513-831-3242
Woodland Lakes Christian Camp Amelia OH 513-797-5268
Yokefellow Retreat and Renewal Center Defiance OH 419-428-2891 Quaker
Zane Trace Inn Somerset OH 740-743-9230 Accommodate up to 12 women
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