A retreat is a time away to be quiet, to pray, to reflect on life and where God is in your life.

Retreat Opportunities in Arizona and California

Franciscan Renewal Center

The Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, AZ provides group retreats and private retreat opportunities. Visit their website below of call to request information and prices or call 480-948-7460

St. Rita Abbey Retreat House

The St. Rita Abbey Retreat House in Sonoita, AZ is south of Tucson. Call for reservations between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or write to: Guestmistress, Santa Rita Abbey, HC 1 Box 929, Sonita, AZ 85637 or call 520-455-5595

Redemptorist Renewal Center

The mission of the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, AZ is a place where the contemplative spirit of the human person may be discovered, fed and nurtured. For nearly 50 years, the Center has served as a haven for contemplative prayer, study and practice for the local and universal Church, and for people of different faith and religion striving to live in this spirit. The retreat center offers a variety of retreats open to the public. Go to for more information on structured retreats or private retreats. Call 520-744-3400 or 866-737-5751.

Spiritual Ministry Center

The Spiritual Ministry Center in San Diego, CA has four apartments available and is located in a residential neighborhood one block from the Pacific Ocean. All retreat directors are Catholic sisters. Retreatants meet with a spiritual director daily, have a silent environment in which to pray, read, journal, listen to tapes, sit by the fire on a cool evening or commune with God in the chapel. Eucharistic Liturgy is available daily at a nearby Catholic church. Meals are prepared individually by each retreatant in a well-stocked modern kitchen. For prices contact the Center by emailing to or writing to Spiritual Ministry Center, 4822 Del Mar Ave., San Diego, CA 92107-3407 or call 619-224-9444

Holy Spirit Retreat Center

The Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino, CA offers programs and opportunities for private retreats at a hermitage with two bedrooms, sitting room, kitchenette, and two bathrooms for overnight, weekends or longer. Spiritual direction is available but needs to be arranged in advance. For more information call, go to the website, or write to 4316 Lanai Rd., Encino, CA 91436 or call 818-784-4515