Who are We?

José and Flavia Domínguez are the founders of Retreat Our Lady of Lourdes, Inc. They, together with a group of friends that share their dream of providing a flexible environment at reasonable cost for holding activities spiritual activities, have created this non-profit organization  to administer the management of a retreat center, with the idea of helping all the activities of our parish Saint Cyril of Alexandria as well as other institutions.

"The idea of founding a retreat center was born in one of our small group meetings at the Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WME, Spanish Chapter, South Houston) when someone commented that the cost of Houston hotels was increasing and the fee  asked for couples to spend the weekend would also have to increase . However, many couples from the WME Spanish Chapter have been dreaming about having a “ Home “ for their retreats for many years”.

The idea grew in our hearts and with the support of our small EMM group we started to work to see if we could make a reality of our dream of founding a retreat center in Houston. For a while we were looking for an adequate place to construct it, until finally we found a place that seemed ideal to us.  In view of the amount required to make this project a reality we need the support of all those that believe in this dream, whether through their prayers, donations of materials or economies through their abilities or efforts."
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Jose & Flavia Dominguez

Father Mario Arroyo

Spiritual Director

Father Mario Arroyo

Fr. Mario Arroyo was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated
to the United States. He attended St. Mary's Seminary in Houston Texas and was ordained for the Diocese of
Galveston-Houston in 1977. Since his ordination he has
been associate pastor at St. Benedict Church, Diocesan
Vocation Director, Pastor at St. Pius V Church and is
currently Pastor at St. Cyril of Alexandria in Houston.
Fr. Mario has done research in spirituality and theology
and speaks on the influence of culture on Faith.

Our Vision

Provide an ideal, accessible environment to hold activities to form and grow spiritually, for institutions and the community in general in the Houston, Texas area.

Our Mission

Provide facilities and services that promote an environment of spiritual peace, in contact with nature, to effectively support activities for spiritual formation and growth that will be carried out.
Assist the Institutions that carry out these activities and the community in general, to make this environment accessible, to assist us in our mission of bringing the participants nearer to God through a deepening of their knowledge of themselves, their spouses, their children and/or family members, and in discerning the plan God has for them.


President: Flavia Domínguez
Vice President: Coromoto Egacila
Directors: José Domínguez, Frank Acosta, Bibi Acosta, Carlos Egacila, Joel Gutiérrez
Members: Joel Carrizales and family, Celestina Carrizales, Samuel Orozco, Silvia Orozco, Vladimir and Gloria Naranjo, Osvaldo del Alba

What our customers
are saying:

"Thank you very much for your support Flavia, God Bless you. :)"

Bertha -

"Flavia, thank you very much for letting us count on you at every moment, and for the support of everyone from the Lourdes Retreat Center team. The facilities are very nice and we give the cooks a 10 out of 10!
It was marvelous just like everything our God creates. It was also very special for us to have been the first ACTS retreat at your facility. May God keep blessing you."

Miel -

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