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.




Retreat in the Style of Taizé

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

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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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The Camino Journey - Retreat Series

with Fr. Michael Fish Sept 3-6, 2015
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Centering Prayer Introductory Series

with Ruah Bull and Catherine Regan
Begins Sept 20, 2015


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Two Short Programs in September learn more about our short programs
Julian's Gospel with Author Veronica Mary Rolf Sept 25, 2015 learn more/register
Writing as a Spiritual Practice w/Carol Costello Sept 27, 2015 learn more/register



Encyclical Event at Mercy Center Burlingame
Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:00 - 3:00 pm

The publication of the papal encyclical "Laudato Si" has generated much joy, gratitude, enthusiasm, and hope. Join Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center staff, neighbors, and all who care about the future of the earth to explore this historic document. We'll share Community, Conversation, and Light Refreshments.

No RSVP required – all are welcome. For those attending Sunday liturgy at 11:15, please bring a bag lunch and we'll share a meal before the workshop.


Read and Print Event Flyer | Read Sisters of Mercy Response
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  Summer 2015 digest of overnight and day retreats
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  Unplug and unwind... make a low-cost Day Retreat
  New art exhibit every month at Mercy gallery space
  First Fridays, 8 pm in Mercy Chapel - all are welcome
  Reserve Mercy Chapel for memorials & life celebrations


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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