Cenacle Catholic Retreat Center remodeled
The refreshed Cenacle Convent and Retreat House in Ronkonkoma.
About 400 people toured the newly built Cenacle Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma during a two-day open house. (Oct. 2, 2011)
Sisters and staff at the Cenacle Catholic Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma sit in the center's chapel, which saves energy by using natural light that streams in through its many tall windows looking out onto the surrounding landscape. (Nov. 18, 2011)
Sisters and staff members of the Cenacle Catholic Retreat Center join in song and meditative prayer in the chapel in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 21, 2011)
Stained-glass windows from the old Cenacle Retreat Center, which portray St. Therese Couderc, the founder of the Cenacle, hang as light boxes on the second floor of the new center. (Nov. 18, 2011)
Maude Adams, an actress from the late 1800s, donated her 400-acre farm to the Cenacle Sisters in Ronkonkoma. Pictured here is Adams, pictured in a frame, as well as the Cenacle Sisters patron Saint Therese Couderc, the statue on the right, both of whom are familiar images around the Cenacle Catholic Retreat Center. (Dec. 21, 2011)
Sisters of the Cenacle Catholic Retreat Center wear similar Profession Crosses made of hammered brass, each with a unique hammered pattern, for each woman. (Dec. 21, 2011)
The Cenacle Catholic Retreat Center in Ronkonkoma, property of the Cenacle sisters since the late 1920s, recently underwent major renovations and now, sitting in the footprint of the old structure is the new center, which is not only a new building but one that is much more environmentally conscious. (Nov. 18, 2011)
The Cenacle building in its original structure.