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.

Personal Retreats

8-Day Retreats

30-Day Retreats

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.

Amenities include

84 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom (single and doubles available)

Spacious meeting and breakout rooms for up to 125, with wireless and custom set-ups available

Delicious and healthy meals served in our dining room, overlooking the valley and San Francisco Bay

Knowledgeable and friendly staff available to support your group’s meeting needs

For more information

The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
300 Manresa Way
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 917-4000

To make a group reservation, please call (800) 678-5102