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Retreat Centers

The Sisters of Notre Dame sponsor two retreat centers, both respites apart from the world to rest, reflect, renew and reestablish one’s deep relationship with God.

Lial Renewal Center

Located in Whitehouse, OH on over 90 acres of woodland, the Lial Renewal Center is a serene setting for renewals, retreats, conferences and more, offering everything from boundless and beautiful nature to modern professional technology.


Spiritual Direction

While within our serene boundaries, visit with a trained spiritual director who can help discern God’s working in your life.


Meeting Spaces

Meeting rooms of various sizes, up to 100 seats, as well as a dining room seating 40 and a full adjacent kitchen.


Silent Retreats

Draw closer to God and center yourself in his divine love. Go for the day, or to multiple-day silent retreats regularly scheduled.



Topics such as methods of prayer, giving expression to our inner artist, discovering unique gifts and finding purpose in ourselves.

Bethany Retreat Center

Located in Chardon, OH, the Bethany Retreat Center offers a place of peace, beauty and simplicity for deepening one’s relationship with God. Accommodations include 25 single bedrooms, a chapel, dining room, small-group meeting spaces and a large conference room overlooking a wooded landscape. The center is available Fall through Spring and provides a welcoming space for prayer, renewal, spiritual direction and retreats. 

Bethany outside picture

For more information, contact:

Sr. Jennifer Kramer, Director 
(440) 279-1143
[email protected]