Event Details

Putting Our Hands Out in the Dark with Hope

May 27, 2022 3:00 pm
Jim Greer, Director of San Damiano, Presenter

Men’s 12-Step Retreat

Details Price Qty
Private room per person costshow details + $290.00 (USD)  


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About the Event

This retreat will be based in the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There is only one requirement for the retreat: an openness to a “Higher Power”, whatever that means to you. San Damiano, a Catholic Franciscan Retreat Center, is open to everyone who wants to grow spiritually, regardless of age, gender orientation, time in recovery, religious affiliation, or no affiliation. The eleventh step references the Peace Prayer of St. Francis, who is the founder of the Franciscan Religious Order. He lived from 1181 to 1226. Franciscan spirituality emphasizes a love of creation and care for all people and all nations.

Come and experience Franciscan hospitality and a mighty effort to make you feel that you belong here “just as you are!”
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Registration begins on Friday at 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
7:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 pm – First Session. Retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday.

All bedrooms are non-smoking.

About the Presenter(s)

Jim Greer, Director of San Damiano

Jim Greer is the Director of San Damiano Retreat. Prior to joining San Damiano, he has served as the Executive Director of three other retreat centers: one Passionist, one Jesuit, and one Divine Word Missionary. This is the first time that Jim has worked in California. He is trained in spirituality, religious education, pastoral counseling, and he is a certified addictions counselor. Jim has also been in recovery one day at a time for forty-five years and has led hundreds of 12-step retreats.

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.