Oblate Renewal Center

Oblate Renewal Center

A place where your soul can soar while your body finds peace and refreshment. The Oblate Renewal Center (ORC) offers beautiful surroundings in a peaceful atmosphere. Guests can experience personal spiritual growth, the presence of Jesus Christ, in their lives and in their world, and a refreshing and relaxing retreat within the city.


The ORC is a spiritual oasis for individuals or groups of up to 120 and provides an environment of quiet, serenity and hospitality. An idyllic setting for San Antonio religious conferences, retreats and workshops.

  • 3 conference rooms
  • Breakout rooms
  • Library
  • Classrooms
  • 59 private rooms for overnight stays
  • Swimming pool
  • A spacious dining room with bay windows framing Oblate’s tree-studded campus

It is centrally located on the 41-acre Oblate campus and its programs are guided and directed by Oblate – upholding the long tradition of welcoming a wide variety of ecumenical groups.

Oblate Renewal Center

5700 Blanco Road
San Antonio,TX 78216

Sun 25

Insane for the Light– Spirituality for our Wisdom Years

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - March 1 @ 8:00 pm
Mar 18

People of Pilgrimage: Becoming a Living Sanctuary

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - March 22 @ 1:00 pm
Mar 26

Path and Passion: A Lenten Discernment

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 26

La Pasión de Cristo: Vía de Discernimiento

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
May 07

The Mystery of My Story: A Writing Retreat

May 7 @ 9:30 am - May 9 @ 2:00 pm
Jun 03

Hidden in Plain Sight

June 3 @ 4:00 pm - June 10 @ 11:00 am
Jun 18

Summer Institute 2018: Downward Mobility

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - June 20 @ 8:30 pm


  • The Development Team of the Academy for Spiritual Formation just enjoyed the last four days at the Oblate Renewal Center. We spent a wonderful four days with Father Clyde writing icons and doing our own planning and formation. Father Clyde and the experience of writing an icon became a means of grace for all eleven of us.

    Our team was so impressed by the hospitality of everyone at the Center. Truly, you and the staff at the Center became the hands and feet of Christ ministering to us with smiles, courtesy, excellent food, clean rooms and facilities, dignity, respect, and grace.

    As a representative of the national organization as well as a member of the clergy of the United Methodist Church in South Texas, we hold the Oblate Renewal Center in the highest regard and look forward to many other opportunities to experience your hospitality.

    Grace and peace,


  • “The Oblate Renewal Center is situated in the center of The Oblate School of Theology. This is the place that the aspiring priests come together to eat and reflect. It is also a boarding home for visitors.

    I do not claim to be a Priest or an aspiring anything theological. I was drawn to the Oblate School because of the Marriage and Engaged Encounters that are put on here monthly.

    As a couple, you are required to do deep communicating and writing . You reflect here. You eat three wonderfully prepared meals a day here. Your room is TV and all other electronics deprived.

    It is a wonderful place to spend a weekend. There is always something going on for the general public and you need not be any denomination to attend and feel welcomed.

    I can’t wait for my next weekend retreat!”

    Alisa R.
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