There is no one definition for a retreat, and the same retreat will mean different things for different people. For everyone, however, it is a time of rest and prayer – a time to grow closer to God.
Our retreat offerings include 1-Day, Weekend, 5-Day, 8-Day and 30-Day retreats.
The Spiritual Exercises
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola – a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices – are the foundation for everything we do here at The Jesuit Retreat Center. Developed by Ignatius in the 16th century, the Exercises have assisted people in their spiritual journey ever since.
The most well-known form is the “long retreat” – 30 days of silence and solitude. Here at El Retiro, we offer other forms of the Exercises – individually directed, weekend, 8-Day as well as 30-Day retreats throughout the year.
The Conference Center
Consider hosting your next retreat, meeting or conference within the peaceful surroundings of the historic Jesuit Retreat Center. We’re located on 38 beautiful acres of ecologically diverse hillside land, situated within the quaint town of Los Altos.
For more information
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
300 Manresa Way
Los Altos, CA 94022
To make a group reservation, please call (800) 678-5102