Private Retreats

Here at San Damiano Retreat Center, we offer Individual Private Retreats with or without Spiritual Direction. A private retreat provides an opportunity to get away from hectic daily life to seek solitude for rest, renewal, and prayer. Choosing to include a spiritual direction session with your private time can enrich the experience. A private retreat is a sacred time away in a place of serenity to allow everyday stresses to drift away. Private Retreats for individuals who wish to enjoy the quiet and tranquility of San Damiano. Usually a 1-5 night stay, Private Retreats can be with or without Spiritual Direction.

WHAT IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU?

  • Liturgy
  • Prayerful Chapel
  • 50 acres of walking paths and gardens
  • Meditation area
  • Labyrinth
  • Meals & bedroom with bath and linens
  • Spiritual Direction (encouraged to be arranged at least 2 weeks before your stay)
  • There is no set schedule. It is up to you to use this time for prayer, rest or whatever is needed to rest and renew.
  • A $25 deposit is needed to reserve your room.
  • Deposits are non-refundable but can be used for another private retreat within the next year.
  • We accept visa, master card, cash or checks for payments.
  • If you come during the week and leave Friday, you will need to vacate your bedroom by 10:00 AM.
  • Generally, no dinner is served on Sunday evenings.
  • Please note that conference room access is not available to private retreatants.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION DURING PRIVATE RETREAT TIME?

Spiritual Direction is about responding to God’s invitation to draw closer in relationship. It is meant to help us learn how to be attentive to God’s presence and action in our lives and to make choices based on that awareness. Spiritual Direction can be available daily if you desire. A spiritual direction session is one hour and costs $50. Download the Private Retreat with Spiritual Direction Brochure for more information.

PRIVATE RETREAT COSTS

A Private Retreat without spiritual direction is $100 per night.
A Private Retreat, including one spiritual direction session, is $150 per night. ($50 per session).

PLEASE CALL TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE RETREAT

For available dates, please call Kateri at 925-785-9850 or 925-837-9141 x315 or contact her by email: katerik@sandamiano.org.
If you are seeking spiritual direction while on retreat, contact Clare Ronzani at 925-837-9141 ext. 311 or contact her by email: clareronzani@sandamiano.org.

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