Los Altos, California
The Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, located on 38 wooded acres in the majestic hills above Los Altos, Calif., has offered prayerful solitude and inspiring vistas to those seeking spiritual rejuvenation since 1925. With colorful gardens and rustic trails, the Center’s outdoor tranquility is matched only by the serenity of its indoor chapels and meeting spaces, ideal for contemplation and prayer.
With the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola as a blueprint for spiritual progress, guests experience a closeness with God that enhances all aspects of life. They are guided on retreat by the Jesuit priests and lay partners who comprise the Center’s team of talented retreat directors.
The Center offers an extensive variety of weekend and private retreats, longer summer offerings (the entire Exercises in a 36-day program and a series of three 8-day retreats), other individually directed retreats, spiritual direction, days of prayer and training programs in giving the Spiritual Exercises.
Freshly-prepared meals are appropriate to the season and served buffet-style in the Center’s hilltop dining room with sweeping panoramic views of Santa Clara Valley. Center facilities are open to a wide range of guest groups, including those from high schools, colleges, parishes, ecumenical and interreligious organizations and select nonprofit organizations.