“Thank you for a wonderful retreat!  As I told you leaving the Chapel after Mass, the retreats just keep getting better.”

Catholic retreatant

“Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston, Texas is an exceptional place for our group to gather for our Province Retreats and Meetings.  Throughout our many stays, we have always found the staff to be courteous and helpful. The Retreat Center is inviting and you quickly gain a sense that you have entered into a peaceful and holy ground.  The landscaping, bedrooms and meeting spaces are neatly maintained and well appointed. The staff is helpful in so many ways; from the planning stages to all the participating retreatants during the event. The food options are a big hit with our members. We consistently leave Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center refreshed and ready to face the world in our various ministries.”

Brother Michael E. Suazo, C.S.Sp.,
Vocations Director, Congregation of the Holy Spirit

“Our stay at Holy Name Retreat Center was truly a restful and prayerful time for our priests. The staff were courteous and quick to help. Every Missionary of St. Paul priest who attended the retreat felt the serenity of the grounds and look forward to another encounter with God on these holy grounds.”

Fr. Felix Osasona, MSP
Pastor, St. Mary Magdalene
Houston, TX

“The staff was extraordinary, generous with their time and attentive to all of our needs from the beginning.  The environment was quiet, peaceful and a perfect place for a company retreat.”  

Susanne Burkeholder
Chief Operations Officer
Teen and Family Services

“For the many priests of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston, Texas is a spiritual oasis in the heart of the city.  It is “holy ground” where the Spirit of God is constantly at work in renewal, reawakening and reconciliation.  Priests have been coming to Holy Name for decades finding welcome and hospitality, prayer and peace.  The sanctuary light in the chapel announces the presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament beckoning a time of Eucharistic veneration, meditation or contemplation.  Retreatants and visitors are soon inspired by the charism of St. Paul of the Cross as witnessed in the lives of the Passionist Community, their dedicated staff and employees.  My recommendation: come often to this out of the way garden of grace and conversion.”

Rev. Phil “Skip” Negley, M.S.
Missionary of La Salette
Minister to Priests for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

“Several years we’ve chosen HNRC as the best location to host our annual Correctional Ministries retreat for our 50 Volunteer Chaplains serving in prisons & jails. Accommodation is excellent! Chapel, conference hall, bedrooms, dining room & meals are top notch, grounds peaceful & attractive and the Staff most accommodating – our Chaplains unanimously votes every year to return to HNRC.”

Marilyn Spradling
Office of Correctional Ministries
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

“Korean Catholic Community of Houston has Biennial Men’s Cursillo Retreat at the Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center over Memorial Day weekend for many years.  This year was scheduled return year to Holy Name Retreat Center for Men’s Cursillo retreat.  We were pleasantly surprised how well Holy Name Retreat Center has been taken cared and all the improvement you have made over the years. It was a great pleasure to work with you and all the staffs at the Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center.  Everyone was all friendly and committed to help us to have very successful and blissful retreat.  We are really grateful that you accommodate us on all aspect of our program.”

Anna Son-soon Choe
St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church

“The third Applied Institute for Disaster Excellence was a tremendous success. Participants continue to share with us how worthwhile they found the training to be. Their evaluations of the entire training provide such strong support and appreciation of this event.

On behalf of the Catholic Charities USA Disaster Response Operations team, I would like to thank you for all of your hard work in hosting this event at The Holy Name Retreat Center. We truly enjoyed our stay and could not have been happier with the comfortable accommodations, wonderful meals, and friendly staff. Our attendees, also, appreciated being able to start each day with Mass, and we thank you for allowing us to use the chapel. The entire experience from the initial planning process through the conclusion of the training went so well.”

Kim Burgo
Sr. Director, Disaster Response Operations
Catholic Charities USA