Men and Women Retreats
Due to Covid-19 we have several options for you to choose from:
In-house Retreat: The retreat begins on Friday evening with registration at 3:00 p.m. The retreat concludes on Sunday morning with Mass at 11:30 a.m. With this option you will be able to come and visit our beautiful grounds on the foothills of San Gabriel and stay for 2 nights throughout the weekend. You may explore over 20 acres of gardens that include our historic Stations of the Cross, the Garden of 7 sorrows and cactus garden located next to a massive Morton Bay fig tree where the very first retreats were held back in 1926. Your conferences, created by members of the retreat team, will be delivered right to your personal device so you will be able to maintain social distancing in the comfort of your own private room. There will be time for personal prayer and the opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation. In addition, you will enjoy 5 delicious meals throughout your weekend. All meals will be served "al fresco". Also, you will have a chance to schedule with a Spiritual Director and get some much-needed rest.
Online retreat: Not comfortable being away from home? That is OK. This retreat is designed with you in mind. You will receive our wonderful conferences created and delivered by our Passionist community directly to your own personal device. Once you receive the conferences you may listen to them at your leisure. These conferences are designed to be played in 3 or 5 days. You will also receive a year-long subscription to the Spiritual Break delivered to your device weekly for the entire year.
Individual Private Retreat
Sign up today for a much-needed private retreat. Explore over 20 acres of gardens that include our historic Stations of the Cross, the Garden of 7 Sorrows and cactus garden located next to a massive Morton Bay fig tree where the very first retreats were held here at Mater Dolorosa in 1926. Go on a hike or simply relax. The choice is yours. Sample self-guided retreat formats can be supplied to maximize your time on your individual retreat.
For $125 per night you will receive a guest room with a private bath and blissfully free of any electronic devices. The rate also includes three healthy meals prepared by our own onsite kitchen staff. Rooms are fully air conditioned and have been cleaned and sanitized following CDC guidelines. Minimum stay is one night. Day options are also available beginning at $25 per day.
Weekday Guided Personal Retreat
(Men and Women)
In-house Personal Retreat (Weekday): With this option you may experience the same beauty as a weekend retreat as detailed above with a more flexible schedule. You may join us during the week Monday-Friday. We offer 3-day or 5-day conferences. Mealtimes will be discussed upon arrival. You will be able to meet with a Spiritual Director or celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation (prior appointment required).
We hope that you will be able to spend some time with us either in house or online! Feel free to give us a call at 626-355-7188 x 133
Married Couples Retreat
This weekend retreat is for married couples who want to deepen their relationship with one another in the context of their sacrament of marriage. The retreat conferences will reflect the special graces and opportunities for spiritual and personal growth that the sacrament brings to the spouses. There will be leisure time for conversation between husband and wife as well as with other married couples. The quiet beauty of the retreat center and grounds offers a peaceful context for the prayerful exploration of richness of the experience of the sacrament of marriage.
Our tentative dates for this year's Married Couples Retreat will be: Feb 12-14-2021 and June 25-27, 2021. Couples are welcome to attend a self-guided get away anytime.
Young Adult Retreat
The Annual Young Adult Retreat at Mater Dolorosa is geared towards people aged 18-35 years old, single and married couples. The retreat provides opportunities for prayer, reflection, inspiring conferences, group dynamics, opportunity for confession, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, and depending on the theme of the retreat a possible service component. The weekend retreat is based around a theme that is pertinent to the young adults and aims to invite young adults to encounter God, deepen their relationship with him and share that with others in your life. Date for 2021 TBA
Recovery and 12-step retreats
The Passionist Community at Mater Dolorossa host recovery and 12-step weekend retreats for men and women throughout the year. These weekend retreats are for individuals already in a recovery program. The retreats are facilitated by the recovery groups. The weekends dates can be found under the heading “Weekend Retreats”. Information to register can be obtained by calling the Retreat Center.