Notre Dame Spiritual Center

A Place to Rejuvenate, Renew, Connect

People come to the Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, Maine, to rejuvenate, renew and reconnect - to themselves, to others and to their passions. This quiet setting is the perfect place to hold a retreat, a gathering or a celebration, any time of year. Call us at 207.324.6160 to learn what events may be coming up - or to plan your own event.

  • Art Retreat

    Let the natural beauty surrounding the Center inspire your creative self. Learn more.
  • Renew

    Renew your spirit and reconnect to your life's purpose at the Notre Dame Spiritual Center. Learn more.
  • Quiet Contemplation

    Guests feel rejuvenated by the opportunities they have for quiet reflection, meditation, and prayer at our facilities. Learn more.

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Our Staff

Sue Cass

Sue Cass manages the Notre Dame Spiritual Center. Sue makes sure that the businesses and groups who come to the center have a memorable experience.

Jeannie Delahunt

Retreat Coordinator
Jeannie helps the Notre Dame Spiritual Center attract guests who return to the center year after year.

Scott Davis

Food Services Director
Scott makes sure that NDSC guests are served delicious meals during their stay.

Kathy Gauvreau

Food Service Manager
Kathy communicates with retreat guests about their menu selections. She inquires about any dietary restrictions or food allergies our guests may have.

Ted Letendre

Past Director & Current Mentor
Brother Ted, of the Brothers of Christian Instruction, is a former director of the center. Now he serves as a mentor.


  • “ChIME has been going to NDSC since 2005. We currently visit each year for a Saturday-Sunday retreat in December and again for a full weekend retreat Friday through Sunday morning in March. Over the years, our group size has ranged from 20-35, and the space has always felt both ample and cozy. We have found the staff very welcoming and responsive to questions and requests, the food service responsive to dietary needs of students, and the facilities great both indoors and out.  We love the choice of rooms and settings for gatherings in Denis Hall. We use the larger room with tables for an art project, the living room for quieter gatherings, and the chapel for our own worship service. The library/kitchen area is a real bonus for sharing snacks and drinks outside the dining room hours. The woods, cemetery, and road are beautiful for walking or snow shoeing and are always used by many in our group.”
  • Thank you for the wonderful space!
  • Everything was comfortable and welcoming. :)
  • Wonderful food and very friendly staff!
  • I love the access to the woods,trails and all the windows in our meeting space.
  • OMG it's over the top amazing always!
  • Comfortable, clean, spacious.
  • York County Senior College which is an organization whose membership is open to anyone 50 years or older. Our mission is to provide a wide variety of stimulating courses and activities to its members. For the past many years YCSC has organized a lecture series once a month for the months of January, February and March. These lectures have been held at Dennis Hall on the campus of The Brothers of Christian Instruction in Alfred, Maine. The Campus there has been an ideal location for this event. Parking is easy with plenty of room for all vehicles. We use the hall for the lectures. The hall is spacious with comfortable seating for 60-70 people. Our speakers have been very pleased with the set up for them, and we have been more than pleased with the facility. We also serve lunch at these events. The lunch is served in the nearby dining hall. The food is always delicious, plentiful, and more than adequate for our members. The people who are in charge of this facility are always friendly, helpful, and professional. I would highly recommend this facility to any organization that is looking for centrally located space for lectures, or any sort of gathering, delicious lunch, and coffee and pastries, with plenty of parking and a friendly professional atmosphere. Definitely consider this spot for your next meeting or conference.

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