The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos

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The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos

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A Place For You

Welcome to The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos — located in the warm sunlit hills high above San Francisco Bay overlooking the Santa Clara Valley. We are a spirituality center providing retreats and programs rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola for almost 95 years.

We are hiring for a permanent Development Director

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You are warmly invited to come experience this tranquil setting to rest, reflect, and pray. We welcome people of all faiths who seek to draw closer to God.

Come to The Jesuit Retreat Center for spiritual transformation, healing, and discernment of God’s presence in your life


Peaceful Scenery

Enjoy our 38-acres of wooded glens, abundant wildlife, and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and the Silicon Valley region.

Hiking Trails

Hike our easy-access trails featuring the Stations of the Cross, statuary for meditation, and comfortable redwood benches for rest and prayer.

Rossi Chapel

Our chapel is always open for quiet prayer and celebration of the Mass.

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Retreats are led by our pastoral staff as well as nationally and internationally reknowned authors and directors. 
There are silent and non-silent retreats and workshops for men, women or both.  
You have the options for staff-or self-directed retreats, days of reflection, and the full complement of Ignatian experiences - 8-Day, 30-Day, and the extended 19th Annotation.

Conference Center

Choose the historic Jesuit Retreat Center at Los Altos for your next business meeting, conference, board meeting or staff retreat.

Ready to gain spiritual insight and deepen your spiritual experience?


We invite all who seek a quiet place for a retreat, rest, reflection and prayer to visit us in order to draw closer to God.

Our programs welcome people of all faiths who seek spiritual transformation and healing, and seek to discern how God may be calling them to lives of service for others.

"You're my place of quiet retreat;
I wait for your Word to renew me"
- Psalm 119:114

Visit Us

  • The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
  • 300 Manresa Way Los Altos, CA 94022-4659
  • Ph (650) 917-4000

“There are so many ways to encounter God at The Jesuit Retreat Center – during prayer in the beautiful chapel; along the wooded paths that look out onto breathtaking mountain vistas; while slowly waking the Labyrinth and then visiting the nearby brook; or discovering a new author in the bookstore.”

–Ellie Hidalgo