Cedar Lake Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which owns about 40 acres in St. Charles County near the intersection of Interstates 70 and Highway 40/64.

The mission of the Foundation is to provide educational programs to people of all ages and help them grow in virtue, family life and Christian love as modeled by the Holy Family. The property and educational programs of Cedar Lake are owned and managed by Cedar Lake Foundation and its Board of Trustees. 

In 2008, a Steering Committee was formed and a St. Louis-based architectural and planning firm was hired to develop a Master Plan to include a Shrine to the Holy Family and a Retreat and Education Center.

Thanks to the support of many people in the St. Louis area and throughout the Midwest, the Shrine to the Holy Family was built and dedicated by the Archbishop of St. Louis, Robert J. Carlson on October 9, 2010.

We are now ready to begin phase two of this mission, Cedar Lake Retreat and Education Center.  We ask you to consider supporting this mission for more information click here.


Board of Trustees
Joseph Cyr
Frank O'Brien
Jennifer O'Neill
Paula Starkey


The spiritual aspects of the Cedar Lake Foundation are inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva who impelled lay people, "to serve the Church as the Church wants to be served".