My dear friends,
Welcome to the website of Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center. Here we hope you will discover and begin to explore this sacred place in Sierra Madre, California. Since 1924 the Passionists and the Mater Dolorosa Retreat League have sponsored retreats, days of prayer and other spiritual programs to enable all those who are seeking a deeper relationship with God to experience His presence in the peace, beauty and wonder in this remarkable place.
Located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Mater Dolorosa is blessed with a spacious and comfortable retreat center that has single-room accommodations for up to 90 guests, beautifully landscaped grounds, a Memorial Garden dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, a life-size Way of the Cross and a variety of places for quiet meditation and prayer overlooking the San Gabriel Valley. Mater Dolorosa is truly a sacred place that lifts the spirits and calms the souls of all who come here.
As you come to know this beautiful and sacred retreat center, I am confident that you will find here a renewed experience of God and a deep sense of His love and presence in your life. Come and see, rest and be renewed.
Fr. Bruno D’Souza, C.P.,
Retreat Center Director, Local Superior
We are a Passionist Retreat Center, dedicated to preaching the Passion of Jesus Christ. We welcome all who wish to hear the message of the Passion through our traditions of preaching, hospitality, and compassion. We place our focus on the Passion of Jesus Christ and its relevance in the lives of people today. We also foster and promote spiritual growth and renewal through Passionist retreat programs, and by providing a peaceful environment of prayer and reflection.