OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Believing in the transforming power of God’s love, we seek through the Spiritual Renewal Center to offer opportunities for growth in Christian spirituality. We do this, as a grassroots ministry, through education, evangelization, spiritual direction, ministries in response to special needs or interests of the community, and programs for personal formation and renewal.


What do we offer?


  • Spiritual Direction – by appointment, for those desiring ongoing guidance for their Christian journey, or looking for a spiritual perspective on the life-issues they are facing.

  • Scripture Study Opportunities – formal in-depth study courses, informal Bible study groups, and special programs and workshops.

  • An Extensive Lending Library – over 10,000 books, audios, and videos, on scripture and Christian spirituality.

  • Spiritual Renewal Events – evening, daytime, and weekend retreat and renewal opportunities for everyone!

  • Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius- the nineteenth annotation retreat offered for men and women “in the world.”

  • Programs for the Training  and Development of Spiritual Directors – including our two year Mentoring Program, and regularly scheduled seminars in spiritual direction.

  • Workshops and Courses – on various aspects of living the Christian spiritual life. 

  • Services to Local congregations – a variety of on-site programs and renewal events offered to parishes and Christian organizations.

  • Prison ministry – offerings in Christian spirituality at several correctional facilities in central New York.

  • Bi-monthly Newsletter& E-newsletter – describing scheduled events and activities. We will be happy to add you to either or both mailing lists.

  • Gift Shop – featuring handmade items from developing countries around the world – open during regular Center Hours.


Transformation is the work of God.

The Center welcomes all spiritual seekers. With deep roots in the centuries-long Christian spiritual tradition, we draw on the wisdom of scripture and of so many saints and spiritual teachers throughout history. Those who participate in our offerings as well as those who minister here represent the beauty of many denominations. And our work extends to Christian congregations and organizations throughout central New York and beyond as members of our staff offer teaching and renewal events wherever we may be invited.

We are dedicated to helping adult believers cooperate with the work of God in their own lives and in the lives of those they may be called to serve. 

1342 Lancaster Avenue    Syracuse, New York 13210    315.472.6546

Hours of operation: M-T-W 9-5, Thursday 9-6, Friday 9-4 (September-June)

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