“Tell me the landscape on which you live and I’ll tell you who you are.” (Ortega y Gasset)
Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center consists of ten acres of serene beauty centrally located within minutes of downtown Houston. It is operated by the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ (the Passionists) founded by Saint Paul of the Cross and a lay staff of dedicated professionals.
Its ministry follows the charism of its founder, Paolo Danei. “In 1714 a young northern Italian, Paolo Danei, had a striking experience of God. It happened during an ordinary sermon in an ordinary church, preached by an unknown parish priest. A sense of God and a desire to serve him filled his heart. Over the years, the experience grew and centered on the Passion of Jesus Christ.”
The Passionist have continued this charism to the current day and serve thousands each year from this Bunker Hill Road location.
Established in 1948, the manicured grounds consist of 79 private air conditioned rooms, 73 of which have private bathrooms, a well stocked library, assembly rooms, gift shop, Chapel, outdoor and lighted Stations of the Cross, a Labyrinth, Dining Hall, and beautiful gardens.
It is the home of Men’s and Women’s Catholic retreats, 12-Step Recovery Retreats and meetings, hosted programs for Clergy and other groups, Spanish Ministries, Youth Ministries, ACTS Retreats and countless other activities. The theme of this year’s Catholic Retreat Season is “Behold: A Retreat with Our Lady, as Mother, Intercessor and Disciple”. All are invited to come to a place “Where “Miracles Happen.”