Away from everything, but close the center.

For generations people have traveled to the Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, Maine, to rejuvenate, renew and reconnect to their lives’ purpose. This pristine, natural setting is perfect for your spiritual retreat, artistic group gathering, wedding and more. Bring yourself to the center today.

  • Art Retreat

    Let the natural beauty and solemn setting inspire you and your group to try new things. Learn more.
  • Renew

    Renew your spirit and reconnect to your life's purpose at the region's most unique conference and lodging center. Learn more.
  • Quiet Contemplation

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

    Guests who want to wander are encouraged to explore Maine’s many cultural and natural landmarks. The Notre Dame Spiritual center is conveniently located near York County’s hills, mountains and seashore.
  • Shop

    For guests interested in fine dining or shopping, the Portland Old Port offers many hidden gems while Freeport and Kittery provide outlet shopping (and surprisingly good deals) that can’t be bettered in the state.
  • Get Away From It All!

    Follow the trail un-taken in the surrounding Maine wilderness. All paths lead back to the center, and we can provide you with hiking suggestions, no matter what your activity level.

Other things to do


Relive history at one of Maine historic forts or settlements. See the remains of an 1814 era fort at Eastern Promenade in Portland visit Fort Foster’s or Fort McClary in Kittery, or wander through historic downtown York, where you can tour a colonial-era jail and schoolhouse.

Explore the Atlantic

Maine’s beaches are unlike any other, and it’s not uncommon to find lobsters, crabs, and other sea life on the rocky shore. From our facilities, it’s an easy ride to Old Orchard Beach (with its famous boardwalk and amusement rides), Wells beach (that provides the best dunes in the state), or Longsands, Shortsands, and Harbor beaches in historic York.

Winter Sports

Maine’s winter sports mean that there’s always something to do, whether it’s skiing (with Sunday River just a few hours away and smaller slopes like Shawnee Peak a snowball’s toss away), snowshoeing, or ice fishing.

Explore Maine Today

This is largely just a sample: Maine is the nation’s secret gem with many secret antique stores, art galleries, and outlet malls. Outdoor enthusiasts will find quiet state parks to hike, mountain to climb or ski, lakes and rivers to swim, and an endless coastline to explore.

Get some ideas

Our Staff

Sue Cass

Sue Cass manages the Notre Dame Spiritual Center. Sue has worked on the same campus as the Brothers for decades and is a Maine native.

Jeannie Delahunt

Marketing Researcher
Jeannie helps the Notre Dame Spiritual Center attract lifelong guests... Guests who become friends and extended family members.

Scott Davis

Food Services
Scott assists in preparing and serving a wide variety of different foods.

Diane LeBrecque

Kitchen Manager
Diane is responsible for the overall operations of the kitchen and bakery. Ask her for her secret apple pie recipe!

Tanya Gouin

Tanya helps to make your stay at Notre Dame Spiritual Center a memory to remember.

Ted Letendre

Past Director & Current Mentor


  • Loved the place...the beauty and the location. The Brothers were most welcoming! Rooms were clean and well taken care of! Scrumptious food! Took advantage of the trails! Superb facility!
  • 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.

Experience the center!