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.
To our friends and valued retreatants,
Peace of Christ to you during this time of crisis and uncertainty!Faced with the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the recent unprecedented “shelter-in-place” order in effect throughout the Bay Area, the Jesuit Retreat Center will be closed at least until Easter or later.
We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will re-evaluate when it is safe to resume operations, as our number one priority is the health and safety of everyone who comes to our center.
We are blessed to be part of a wonderful community bound together by faith and a deep desire to grow spiritually. Let us place our trust in our loving and gracious God during these challenging times. May we be strong in faith and love, and may the spirit of care and kindness prevail in times of suffering.Our hearts are with all who are affected around the world.
We look forward to opening again when it’s safe for our community and retreatants.In the meantime, we urge you to continue to engage in social distancing and to take care of each other. Let us continue to pray for the well-being and safety of all during this tragic pandemic
The Jesuit Retreat Center
As we continue to move through these pivotal times, the JRC wants to ensure we continue to make spirituality more accessible and relevant to the spiritual needs of our contemporary culture, especially in serving the Bay Area community. Our goal is to sustain our organization as a thriving and premier retreat and spirituality training center for the country.
We are most grateful to our amazing and generous donors and appreciate your continued support.
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.
Enjoy our 38-acres of wooded glens, abundant wildlife, and spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and the Silicon Valley region.
Hike our easy-access trails featuring the Stations of the Cross, statuary for meditation, and comfortable redwood benches for rest and prayer.
Our chapel is always open for quiet prayer and celebration of the Mass.
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.
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
“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.”