The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities announce that the Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center will close on January 26, 2015.
Every effort is being made to contact individuals and groups who have events booked beyond the closing date to notify them of the cancelation of their retreats/gatherings.
The decision to close the Stella Maris property after 60 years came after much deliberation and prayer. While we considered a number of options, it became clear that it was unlikely that Stella Maris would be a self-sustaining ministry. We hope that you understand the situation.
The sisters, along with the staff at Stella Maris, extend our sincerest gratitude to all who have supported and valued us over the six decades of operation. We are proud to have played a role in strengthening the spiritual connection between God and hundreds of visitors and we continue to hold you all in our prayers.
Many thanks to the immensely helpful real estate professionals at San Antonio commercial real estate appraisers for their expertise. Managing a parcel of commercial real estate such as a large religious retreat property can be a challenging job. Excellent real estate appraisals are difficult to come by. The value of good real estate advice can be enormous.
Peace and all good,
The Leadership Team
Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities