A retreat center for awakening God's call
MorningStar Renewal Center is a spiritual renewal, faith formation and ministry action center rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition and owned by the Archdiocese of Miami. Its primary mission is to serve the people of God of South Florida.
MorningStar provides facilities, resources, and programs that aid the process of spiritual growth, lifelong faith development, leadership as disciples, and ministry formation for the building up of the local church and the community at large. MorningStar Renewal Center is a place where doors and hearts are open to all people who seek and experience an awakening to God’s continual call to conversion and eager to discern their response to it in the world.
MorningStar Renewal Center provides a comfortable setting for meetings, conferences, and retreats for a variety of groups -religious, educational, business, and governmental. With a maximum capacity of 80 for both day or evening events as well as overnight accommodations, MorningStar offers all that you would need for your desired group meeting:
An attractive conference room which allows for large group gatherings as well as small break-out sessions;
a comfortable dining area with full food service provided;
and a chapel for those groups seeking opportunities for worship together.
For those staying overnight, accommodations are semi-private with dormitory style showers and bathrooms. Each room is equipped with two twin beds, individual climate controls, a sink, and a view of the lush grounds of the renewal center.
bedroom view beds
bedroom view desks
dining room 3
conference room 3
RETREATS AND PROGRAM OFFERINGS
MorningStar Renewal Center seeks to be a place where:
members of various organizations can connect;
people of different faiths can share their commonalities;
retreats can be held;
clergy and lay ministers can come to be refreshed
the people of God can be encouraged and energized in their faith.
MorningStar Renewal Center is pleased to offer a varied and growing number of day and evening programs, creating more opportunities for spiritual, personal, and community growth every day of the week. Please visit the Calendar and/or sign up to be on our monthly e-newsletter for upcoming retreats/programs.
Growing In Faith
Programs to enrich, enliven, and ignite your faith and to deepen your relationship with God. Daytime and evening sessions offering varied opportunities for prayer, reflection, learning, and dialog with others as important avenues to fostering ongoing spiritual growth. Programs include:
Weekends & Days of Retreat
Evenings of Reflection
Breakfast with the Saints
Professional Leadership Development Series
Programs created for ministers both ordained and lay; professional and volunteer, with an aim to provide support, ongoing formation, networking possibilities, and some good 'ol R & R. Programs will include topical offerings of interest to those in ministry as well as days (or a few hours) set aside for ministry groups or teams desiring a time of retreat together. Specific offerings include:
Ministry Networking Seminars
Parish Staff Retreats
School Faculty Retreat
Ministry Enhancement Programs
For The Family
A variety of sessions developed to help strengthen and support the family unit, the domestic church, in all the joys and challenges of family life. Programs include events for the entire family as well as times set aside just for couples. Scheduled events include:
Couples Evening of Reflection
Healthy Living Seminars
Other Areas and Offerings
ECUMENISM: Ecumenism is the promotion of unity, cooperation or improved understanding between distinct religious groups or denominations within the same religion. Programs will be presented from a variety of religious perspectives in an effort to promote greater mutual respect and cooperation between people of different religions
FOR FUN: Events to gather, connect, and just relax with friends – old and new.
Meet Our Staff
Sue DeFerrari, Director of Ministry
Annette Vilomar, Office Manager
Jessi Menendez, Outreach Coordinator
Our super groundskeeper. We are so blessed to have it keeping MorningStar beautiful! A wonderful man, husband, father, brother, and friend.
Our cook, Cesar and his wife Piedad