“As a deer longs for a stream of cool water. So I long for You, O God. I thirst for You, the living God. When can I go and worship in Your presence?” Psalm 42

Retreat Centers provide a significant resource for spiritual formation and growth by providing a serene environment for prayer and reflection. Most retreat centers provide guided retreats and programs. Some also make their centers available for conferences and meetings. Retreat Centers located within the boundaries of the Diocese of San Jose.

Retreat Centers

Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos


sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
300 Manresa Way
Los Altos CA 94022
(650) 948-4491: phone
(650) 948-0640: fax

Our Lady of Santa Clara Retreat Center


22840 Mercedes Road
Cupertino, CA, 95014
United States

St. Clare’s Retreat


sponsored by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
2381 Laurel Glen Road
Soquel, CA 95073
(831) 423-8093

Vallombrosa Center

sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco
250 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-5614: phone
(650) 325-0908: fax