Personal Retreats

It is possible to arrange for a personal retreat.  We have three forms are available:

  1. An Individually Directed Retreat provides you an opportunity to meet with your spiritual director for 30-45 minutes daily.  These are silent retreats.  These retreats have a two night minimum stay and you determine how long they last.
  2. You can also make the 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius,
  3. or an 8-Day Retreat as an Individually Directed Retreat.

Please let us know if you are interested in a 30-day retreat or an 8-day retreat as each requires extra preparation.

Days of Reflection

Several times throughout the year we host non-overnight day retreats of prayer, renewal and reflection. These are listed on the calendar and include Ignatius Day, an art or journaling workshop, Ash Wednesday, the Busy Person’s Day of Retreat, among others that may be scheduled.  These may be led by our ministerial team, spiritual directors, faith leaders or special guest hosts. Light meals are usually included.

Personal Retreats: Staff-directed and self- directed 

The retreat center offers you three types of Personal retreats to choose from:

    1. An Individually-directed Retreats

An Individually Directed Retreat gives you the opportunity to meet with your spiritual director for 30-45 minutes daily during your stay.  These retreats are silent and require a minimum two-night stay. You can determine how long they last beyond that. The 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, or the 8-Day Retreat are also Individually Directed Retreat options.  Communicate clearly to us if you are interested in a 30-day retreat or an 8-day retreat on the registration form as the longer retreats require extra scheduling and preparations for your stay.

    1. A Private Retreat

A Private Retreat allows you to spend some time by and for yourself.  These retreats are in silence with a two night minimum stay. You can attend Mass during the day, take meals, and enjoy our beautiful grounds, but no direction is spiritual direction is available. Click here to download the form to inquire about a Personal Retreat .

Submit your registration as early as possible to make sure a director and room are available.  Your room will generally not be available until after 3:00 pm on the day of your arrival. Please plan your arrival accordingly. Your fee includes a single room with a private bath, linens and towels, and three meals per day beginning with the evening of your arrival day. Full payment of your reservation is required four weeks prior to your stay with us.

    1. The 19th Annotation Retreat

St. Ignatius of Loyola realized that not everyone could set aside and schedule 30 days or more to participate in the Spiritual Exercises. His solution is known as the “19th Annotation Retreat” named so because it is explained among several other annotations at the beginning of Ignatius’ book on the Spiritual Exercises. Sometimes called the “Ignatian Retreat in Everyday Life” those who take this retreat participate in daily readings, prayer and meditation disciplines, and meet weekly with a spiritual guide over several months while also maintaining their commitments to family, faith practices, and career.  Please click this link The 19th Annotation Retreat to explore your interest in this graced retreat experience.

If you are interested in making “the 19th”  please call (650) 917-4000.