La Virgen – a Women’s Spirituality Retreat

December 9 - 11, 2016

Retreat Director: Rosa Apodaca

Explore the mystery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Nuestra Virgen de Tepeyac. The weekend experience will include attending a presentation of the play “La Virgin de Tepeyac” at Old Mission San Juan Bautista. The musical play recounts the apparitions of Mary to Juan Diego. This El Teatro Compesino production is well acclaimed. Rosa is a veteran El Teatro Campesino and has performed in this production.

Days of Recollection: Advent Series

December 2nd, 9th and 16th, 2016

Reflect on the Advent Readings for this year with Fr. Paul Botenhagen. The three Fridays will follow the regular schedule with a conference and Mass in the morning, lunch and a second conference in the early afternoon.

Veterans Helping Veterans Retreat

November 13th-17th, 2016

A guided Journey of Reckoning and Reconciliation between Veterans and Civilians for the Healing of Moral and Ethical Injury Associated with Post Traumatic Soul Disorder. A non-sectarian journey of ritual based healing of the wounds of PTSD based on ancient wisdom and traditions.

For more information please contact Ventral Coast Veterans helping Veterans, PO Box 12725, San Juis Obispo, CA 93406, (805) 242-5575.

Days of Recollection: Celebrating Thanksgiving

November 4th, 2016, 9:30am – 2:15pm

This day we will explore the graciousness of our God. How wonderful are all your works!

Thanksgiving is a time to forget our differences and remember our blessings. And remembering leads to giving thanks to the Source of these blessings.

Days of Recollection: St. Francis – Silence and Beyond

October 7th, 2016, 9:30am – 2:15pm

Join us to celebrate the wonders of Franciscan Spirituality and the wisdom of St. Francis of Assisi. Br. Angelo spent many years here at St. Francis Retreat and it will be a delight to have him back with us for a day to share his take on St. Francis. We begin with coffee and coffee cake at 9:30, session at 10am followed by Mass and Lunch. A second session at 1:15 will round out the day.

Celtic Spirituality, September 1-2, 2016

On Thursday, a Celtic Dinner followed by an evening of Celtic music and lore. Dierdre is a renowned vocalist and eager to share a wealth of music and Celtic charm for your enjoyment. It will be an enchanted evening. Dinner and Concert $49/ per person. Rooms available for the evening at $99, breakfast included. RSVP encouraged so we can plan accordingly. Would not want to run out of Chef Jeff’s specialties for that night.

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Vaquero Heritage Days, August 19–21, 2016

A fundraising event for St. Francis Retreat. Event details & tickets visit:

For Retreat overnight lodging call 831.623.4234 or fill out the form below.

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36th Annual Scripture Retreat, August 12-14, 2016

This annual Scripture retreat is a popular event. There are spaces left, but don’t hesitate.

Women’s Retreat, July 29-31, 2016

Come and be part of a Sacred Circle of holy women. From the New Testament, our mystic tradition and our contemporary lives. Be inspired by their wisdom, vision and courage that will strengthen our hearts on our spiritual journey.

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Women’s Retreat, June 24-26, 2016

Come and join me! Let’s improve our conscious contact with our God. This weekend we will continue to seek God’s will for us and […]