Our Mission Statement

The mission of San Damiano Retreat is to provide a hospitable place of spiritual renewal for people of all faiths in the tradition of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. 

 

If the walls of San Damiano could speak, they would tell stories of love and sacred experiences.  Here are a few such stories.

Beautiful Fountain

Hosted Retreats

Planning your own retreat or meeting? We’ll host it for you. Reserve our facilities and customize your retreat, conference, or gathering to fit the needs of your group, school, or church. All faiths welcome.

Spiritual Direction

One of the hallmarks of Franciscan and spiritual direction ministries is accompaniment. Together with your spiritual director, you will explore God’s presence, voice, and activity in your life. Through prayer, conversation, listening, and asking questions, your spiritual director can help you respond to God and take steps to further your relationship.

Two Pondering

Sponsored Retreat Calendar


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Sponsored Retreat Calendar

Details Price Qty
12/1 Free Ticket, donations welcomeshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

Event Phone: 925-837-9141

Advent musical prayer … Advent Taize Prayer ServiceRead More »

  • December 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Shared room (per person) 40% offshow details + $156.00 (USD)  
Private room 40% offshow details + $174.00 (USD)  
Zoom optionshow details + $70.00 (USD)  

  • December 3, 2021 - December 5, 2021
    3:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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December 6 (Lk 3:1-6)show details + $10.00 (USD)  
December 13 (Lk 3:10-18)show details + $10.00 (USD)  
December 20 Lk (Lk 1:39-45)show details + $10.00 (USD)  

Monday Morning Zooms 11/29 – 12/20/21 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM … Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Advent (Week 2)Read More »

  • Week 2: Lk 3:1-6
    December 6, 2021
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
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December 7 session - Elizabethshow details + $20.00 (USD)  
12/7 lunchshow details + $15.00 (USD)  
December 14 session - Maryshow details + $20.00 (USD)  

Advent Series Tuesdays  10:30 am to 12:00 pm with lunch option November 23 – December 14, 2021 … Women in Scripture Who Waited for God’s Promise – ElizabethRead More »

  • December 7, 2021
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Reflection Day (includes lunch)show details + $65.00 (USD)  

Advent Day of Reflection (Image by Magdalena Walulik) … Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionRead More »

  • December 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dec 11: Merry Martinisshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Dec 18: cocktails and dinnershow details + $75.00 (USD)  

Learning about the saints + Festive Cocktails … Holiday Edition of “Drinking with the Saints”Read More »

  • Dec 11: Merry Martinis
    December 11, 2021
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Details Price Qty
December 13 (Lk 3:10-18)show details + $10.00 (USD)  
December 20 Lk (Lk 1:39-45)show details + $10.00 (USD)  

Monday Morning Zooms 11/29 – 12/20/21 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM … Reflecting on the Sunday Gospels of Advent (Week 3)Read More »

  • Week 3: (Lk 3:10-18)
    December 13, 2021
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
Details Price Qty
Call Gianni's for reservationsshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

Please call Gianni’s for reservations or to place takeout orders by December 12. … December 13: “Tips for Change at Gianni’s”Read More »

  • December 13, 2021
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Details Price Qty
December 14show details + $20.00 (USD)  
Optional Lunch on 12/14show details + $15.00 (USD)  

Advent Series Tuesdays 10:30 am to 12:00 pm November 23 – December 14, 2021 … Women in Scripture Who Waited for God’s Promise – MaryRead More »

  • December 14, 2021
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Details Price Qty
12/15 Free Ticket, donations welcomeshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

Event Phone: 925-837-9141

Advent musical prayer … Advent Taize Prayer ServiceRead More »

  • December 15, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Covid-19 Information

Updated September 21, 2021

• Masks are required indoors for ALL employees and guests.

• Are you joining us in the dining room?  By county order, we require either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid 19 test.

For further details, the County Health Orders are available HERE.