March 9, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Cardinal DiNardo and the archdiocesan choir for the Presbyteral ordination of Father Nicolas Divine, CP. The new Passionist Priest is the director of ministry here at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center. I have never been prouder to be the director of this retreat center.…

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Happy 74th Anniversary!!

January 3, 2021

In 1947, 74 years ago today, the members of the Passionist Congregation walked onto this “Holy Ground” as owners for the first time! January 3rd, the feast of The Holy Name of Jesus.  It was an auspicious day, that is for sure—the reason behind the name, Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center. ”The Feast of the…

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Abundant Gratitude.

December 1, 2020

Thank you!! I am always amazed at the generous support of this holy place! Our gala was a virtual success!  We highlighted Holy Name’s mission, celebrated the Passionist Congregation, and were serenaded by Matt Maher!! All that in an hour!! It was a beautiful night capped by a blessing from our own Deacon Nicholas Divine,…

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Father Carl Tenhunfeld, CP

October 20, 2020

May He Rest in Peace! Father Carl Tenhunfeld December 17th, 1928 – October 14th, 2020 Kate Mims and Deacon James Anderson had the opportunity to represent Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center by attending the Mass of Christian Burial of Father Carl Anthony Tenhunfeld C.P. on a very fitting day, the Feast of Passionist founder Saint…

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Love, Forgive, Pray

September 1, 2020

In the office of reading was Psalm 35. It starts out, “Contend O Lord with those who contend with me fight against those who fight against me!” This sounded to me like an Old Testament version of Stick and Stones. ‘Turn the other cheek’, ‘Trust in the Lord’. ‘Do not be afraid’. God is always…

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July 27, 2020

It is a crazy life that we are leading isn’t it!! I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank the many of you that have taken the time to send a check, big or small to help us with our summer appeal! The notes that have been in some of the envelopes have given…

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George Floyd, may he rest in Peace.

June 11, 2020

I have been uncomfortable since the death of George Floyd (5.25.20). His death was hard to hear. Maybe, just maybe that is exactly what was needed, me to be uncomfortable. I have read the Cardinal’s letter, as he called racism a ‘scourge on society’. I have read the word from the Pope “My friends, we…

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Opening Soon!

May 14, 2020

We’re excited to announce that Holy Name will be OPEN for private prayer starting Monday, May 18, 2020, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. A new tabernacle has been installed on the wall of the chapel and it is stunning. A gift from the Carmelite Nuns (New Caney) as they moved to a new…

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April 29, 2020

We at the retreat center are starting to pray through what ‘re-opening means? March 20th, we closed the doors of the retreat center building. It has been 40 days today! This makes me think of lent and the scripture story in the Gospel of Matthew (Matt 4:1-11), Jesus and His 40 days in the desert.…

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For the sake of the Joy

April 7, 2020

Hebrews 12:2 I have this sign in my bathroom to remind me of how I choose to live my life. In these days of anxiety and insecurity, again, I choose Joy.Today in the office of readings we are reminded from the Book of Hebrews (12:2) ”Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who inspires…

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