Retreats

All are Welcome

Why Retreats? Why San Damiano?

The founder of San Damiano Retreat, the late and beloved Fr. Kenan Osborne OFM, explains the Franciscan’s retreat ministry.  All are welcome here.

Hosted Retreats

Nuns Retreat

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


“Our retreat was able to tap into some underlying spiritual strength that we hadn’t tapped into before and be more successful and have more growth than I think any of us anticipated.”
Stuart R.

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.

Check out our meeting spaces here.

“Our retreat was able to tap into some underlying spiritual strength that we hadn’t tapped into before and be more successful and have more growth than I think any of us anticipated.”
Stuart R.

Sponsored Retreats

Our sponsored retreat programs include weekends, one day, mid-week, and extended retreats and workshops. We seek to bring you insightful, wise, and compassionate speakers who provide spiritual nourishment for the head and the heart. 

We are Franciscan Catholics and our retreat themes reflect our faith tradition.  Our retreats are open to all people of good will, regardless of religious affiliation.  Participation in Catholic Masses and other rituals while on retreat is entirely voluntary

Our sponsored retreat programs include weekends, one day, mid-week, and extended retreats and workshops. We seek to bring you insightful, wise, and compassionate speakers who provide spiritual sustenance for the head and the heart. 

We are Franciscan Catholics and our retreat themes reflect our faith tradition.  Our retreats are open to all people of good will, regardless of religious affiliation.  Participation in Catholic Masses and other rituals while on retreat is entirely voluntary.

Personal Retreats

A private retreat at San Damiano offers an individual the opportunity to step away from the busy world and refresh/renew body, mind and spirit.

Experience respite for one or several nights. We will provide your meals while you focus on your spiritual sustenance.  Read, reflect, write, meditate in the courtyard garden, experience the labyrinth or walking the path of the Stations of the Cross.  Spiritual Direction is also available. 

Sunset Overlook

A Private Retreat at San Damiano offers an individual the opportunity to step away from the busy world and refresh/renew body, mind and spirit.

If you have sheltered too long at home or are in need of a change of scenery, you may benefit from respite of one or several nights to read, reflect, write, meditate in the courtyard garden, experience the labyrinth or walking the path of the Stations of the Cross.  Spiritual Direction is also available.

Covid-19 Information

Effective July 23, 2021

Fully Vaccinated Guests
•  Following county recommendations, San Damiano recommends masks indoors
in public areas: gift shop, dining room and in meeting rooms.
• Face coverings are not required outdoors.

Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated Guests
• Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings; gift shop, dining room and in meeting rooms
• Face coverings are required outdoors any time physical distancing cannot be maintained.