Mercy Center Burlingame California

A Place to Meet in Quiet Beauty

Mercy Center Burlingame is an internationally known conference and retreat center sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, located on a 40-acre site 15 miles south of San Francisco, California. We provide a peaceful environment for women and men of diverse faiths and backgrounds to nourish their spiritual and professional lives, and a convenient location for nonprofit organizations to hold conferences and events. Call us at (650) 340-7474 for further information.



Weekend w/People in Recovery
with Fr. Tom Weston, S.J.
July 10-12


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Art Journaling Retreat
with Marianne Hieb, RSM
July 27-30


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Retreat in the Style of Taizé

with Jean Evans RSM & Mary Criscione RSM
August 3-6


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East-West Silent Retreat

with Fr. Greg Mayers, C.Ss.R.
August 9-14


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Centering Prayer Intensive Retreat

with Eileen Halliburton & Rev Bill Sheehan
August 13-17


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7 Sacred Pauses - A Mindful Retreat

with Macrina Wiederkehr
August 21-23


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A Message of Support

From the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas regarding the latest papal encyclical:


An increasing number of our administrative centers and residences, healthcare and educational institutions, and social service ministries are installing solar panels, developing composting programs, recycling electronics, and purchasing electric vehicles and promoting public transportation.


As individuals, we dedicate our lives and ministries to protecting creation in myriad ways. Our faith and call will only be enlivened by the Pope's words.


Read More of Mercy's Response

Complete calendar of retreats, programs and events       view the calendar
Digest of Summer 2015 overnight and day retreats       summer retreats
Unplug and Unwind... Make a low-cost Day Retreat       learn more/contact
New art exhibits every month in Mercy gallery space       view art exhibit
TaizĂ© First Friday 8:00 pm in Mercy Chapel - all are welcome       learn more/contact
We can connect you with an experienced spiritual director       learn more/contact
Mercy Chapel is available for memorials and celebrations       learn more/contact


Fr. Greg Mayers is the coordinator of the East-West meditation program. Listen to a selection of talks from his retreats, sesshins, and Wednesday evening meditations.
Fr. Thomas Hand, founder of the East-West meditation program, gave spiritual talks on a wide range of themes addressing the intersection of east and west.
Videos of talks by noted teachers and writers, including Sr. Mary Ann Scofield, Sr. Rose Mary Dougherty, Margaret Silf, and Fr. Thomas Hand.


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